Explorer Shell Integration present but doesn't function

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Bats586
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Explorer Shell Integration present but doesn't function

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Hi,

I'm using the latest version of Xrecode64 on W10 64 bit - 1.102.

Shell integration is present - I can see, edit and create new menus (witihin xrecode) for windows explorer.

Only problem is that nothing happens when I select the menu options in explorer, xrecode doesn't start or load the files (if already running).
I have disabled and re-enabled shell integration and un-installed and re-installed xrecode. xrecide opens if I double click on a file.

(Xrecode is set to run with admin privileges)

It has worked at some point in the past for me, but I don't know how long ago that was.

Grateful for any suggestions

Thanks
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admin
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Re: Explorer Shell Integration present but doesn't function

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Have you tried to run it in non admin mode? Program does not require admin rights.
Bats586
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Re: Explorer Shell Integration present but doesn't function

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Hi,

Thanks - that worked. Seems strange that having admin permissions stops it :)

(i didn't give it admin rights, it was set in properties after install - maybe inherited from an older installation?)

Cheers
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Re: Explorer Shell Integration present but doesn't function

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Great. What was happening was that shell extension (running in explorer as a normal program) was trying to send message to program (running as admin) and that does not work in Windows, because of the security.
dbarrow
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Re: Explorer Shell Integration present but doesn't function

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Xrecode doesn't show up in Explorer Integration for Windows 10. It used to. I have switched it back and forth from/to admin priviledges. It still doesn't work. How do I make it show up in Explorer?
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Re: Explorer Shell Integration present but doesn't function

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Did you install the proper version, i.e. 64 bit version on the 64 bit windows?
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Re: Explorer Shell Integration present but doesn't function

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Yes, and I just reinstalled it and there is no option in the Explorer dropdown menu for anything about xrecode. It used to work.
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Re: Explorer Shell Integration present but doesn't function

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ShellExView (by NirSoft) shows no entries for xrecode. Is there code to add it manually via regedit? I don't understand why it isn't there and there is no reference to it. I have the current version 1.105.
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Re: Explorer Shell Integration present but doesn't function

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You could try to register it manually.
Start the cmd as administrator and then enter those commands

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cd C:\Program Files\xrecode3\bin\shell
regsvr32 xr3shellx64.dll


You should see something like this https://imgur.com/l1qPNVU
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