This is the tail end of a bigger, longer permissions problem that suddenly appeared when I tried to update both Win10 and the version of eLicenser that was released a few days ago.
Has overall cost me about a day of troubleshooting so I am trying to fix licensure on my Xmas vacation instead of using the app.
The DAW worked fine the other day before these updates. So the problem is as the topic says. Cubase 10.5 and 11 lost the ability to open when a CPR file is clicked.
It’s not due to a lack of the right file association–the files are associated with Cubase 11 in Windows.
If I launch C11, the app itself opens fine. Then, if I open the CPR file from within C11, it can also open the project OK too.
But If I try to open it with a double click on a CPR file, what I get is a dead, headless instance of Cubase11.exe sitting in my Task Manager, doing nothing. I have to kill it and start over.
I suspect maybe something about the .CPR file type lost admin access to SYNSOPOS.EXE in the registry.
I installed eLicenser with admin, I run eLicenser with admin, I run Cubase11 with admin. Even SYNSOPOS is admin capable.
No idea what is going on here, but I also suspected mabye these two different open actions are loading different versions of VC redistributables. As several different junk/legacy plugins and apps have installed multiple different versions of these libraries.