Visual Studio no longer opens files from Windows Explorer?

“There was a problem sending the command to the program.”

This has been frustrating me for a couple of days now so I decided to see what the issue was. Apparently it appears that the problem is due to couple of issues;

  1. I’d marked Visual Studio 2008 to ‘run as Administrator’
  2. I have multiple versions of Visual Studio

Apparently when you have multiple copies of VS the shell launches the Visual Studio selector program to work out which version it should launch. However, since the selector is running under the normal UAC state it gets a little confused. So rather than set the selector to Admin I returned Visual Studio back to it normal state and I can now open the files.

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