[SOLVED] media player 8

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factor

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hi. im using media player 8 and windows xp. this is not a real problem but just annoying. i downloaded a few mp3s and played them in media player as they were downloading. the sound quality was not so good so i deleted these files before they finished downloading. now, when i press the file menu in media player these songs are still listed even though i deleted them weeks ago. ive deleted them from menus and playlists but THEYRE STILL THERE! any suggestions please. thanx in advance..
 

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Are you talking about the "Recent File List" entries on the File menu just above the Exit entry?
 

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Right click on the attachment here and select "Save Target As". When you save it, change the .txt extension to .reg so the file name reads wmp_clearrecentfilelist.reg and then save it.

Now double left click on the .reg file and follow the prompts.
 

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factor

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bryan. i couldnt 'save target as' so i opened it anyway and this is what i got:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Player\RecentFileList]. what does the HKEY mean. i couldnt find this location or CURRENT USER. can you tell me how to get there please?
 

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It's a location in the Windows registry. You won't find it by just browsing your hard drive. If you know how to use Regedit, you can delete it manually or if you do this, the registry file I created will delete it for you

When it opens in Notepad, click on File>SaveAs. Now rename the file to wmp.reg in the file name box and click on Save.

Once that's done, double left click on wmp.reg to execute it. Follow the prompts and when it's done, your the listings on the menu in WMP should be gone.
 

factor

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ok. when i double left click on it the menu that appears has MERGE at the top. do i select this and carry on from there.
 

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It should pop up a box with "Registry Editor" in the blue title bar.


BTW, sorry but I've got to run, but someone else can help you from here.
 

factor

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Bryan, it worked. i clicked 'open with' and registry editor appeared. the list is now empty. thanks a lot for the help..
 
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