Fixing MMC cannot open the file COMPMGMT.MSC error

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The error appears when you attempt to open Computer Management. The following message appears:

MMC cannot open the file C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\COMPMGMT.MSC.
This may be because the file does not exist, is not an MMC console, or was created by a later version of MMC. This may also be because you do not have sufficient access rights to the file.

The mentioned file exists in the c:\windows\system32 directory and the user is logged on with Administator rights.

I had the specified issue on Windows 7 x64.

You may try running Regsvr32 Msxml3.dll with admin rights, but that did not help me.

The following solution helped.

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1. Take ownership of and delete registry key: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2933BF90-7B36-11D2-B20E-00C04F983E60}

2. Export the registry key from another PC with the same O.S. to the registry file. Other PC I have access to, had the following registry key structure:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2933BF90-7B36-11D2-B20E-00C04F983E60}]
@="XML DOM Document"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2933BF90-7B36-11D2-B20E-00C04F983E60}\InProcServer32]
"ThreadingModel"="Both"
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
  00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,6d,00,73,00,\
  78,00,6d,00,6c,00,33,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2933BF90-7B36-11D2-B20E-00C04F983E60}\ProgID]
@="Microsoft.XMLDOM.1.0"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2933BF90-7B36-11D2-B20E-00C04F983E60}\SideBySide]
"RegVersion"="6.0"
"Version60RefCount"=dword:00000001
"RefCount"=dword:00000001
"Version30RefCount"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2933BF90-7B36-11D2-B20E-00C04F983E60}\TypeLib]
@="{D63E0CE2-A0A2-11D0-9C02-00C04FC99C8E}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2933BF90-7B36-11D2-B20E-00C04F983E60}\Version]
@="1.0"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2933BF90-7B36-11D2-B20E-00C04F983E60}\VersionIndependentProgID]
@="Microsoft.XMLDOM"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2933BF90-7B36-11D2-B20E-00C04F983E60}\VersionList]
"6.0"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,\
  25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,6d,00,73,\
  00,78,00,6d,00,6c,00,36,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00
"3.0"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,\
  25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,6d,00,73,\
  00,78,00,6d,00,6c,00,33,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00

3. Import the file. And now compmgmt.msc works!

Reference: answers.microsoft.com

Comments   

 
0 # Areilly111 2013-05-10 03:11
:lol: :lol: :lol: Thank you soo much. :lol: :lol: :lol:
 
 
0 # RDS 2013-07-24 01:51
For Xp i'm running Regsvr32 Msxml3.dll only that and works . Thank you :lol:
 

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