troubleshooting Question

Adding Open Containing Folder to context menu

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Windows OSMicrosoft Legacy OSWindows 7
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Running Windows 7, I am using a third-party application for searching for files and folders, instead of Windows Search.  This application works well, but it lacks a context menu item to open the containing folder for any particular file which appears in the search results.  I need some help to edit the registry to provide for this context menu item.

In the registry hive HKey_Classes_Root/shell/* I have added a new key named OpenContainingFolder and set the default value to Open Containing Folder.  Under the newly-added key I have added another new key called Command.  However, I don't know what to set for the default value. I tried C:\Windows\explorer.exe %1 but that does not work.  Please advise.  Thanks!
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