I'm trying to run a MediaWiki script called RunJobs.php, which I have done many times before on the same system. All of sudden, today when I try to run the script in CMD on Windows 10 instead of running, it launches Notepad++.

I've tried to solve this by adjusting file associations, to no avail. I tried to remove file associations altogether through right-click, control panel, and through Notepad++ preferences. None of that worked.

I even tried associating .php files to C:\wamp64\bin\php\php7.0.10\php.exe.

My Question

How can I get my .php files to run in Windows command prompt again like they used to?

P.S.: I know how to troubleshoot and I can't identify anything that I changed that may have caused this problem.


This post was close, but unfortunately, not a duplicate and didn't offer the answer to my challenge:


It sounds like the key HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\php.exe has a Debugger string with the value C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe like Notepad2 does.

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