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Unable to select a specific program to open files.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Davien, Feb 2, 2007.

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  1. Davien

    Davien Thread Starter

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    Hello. Recently my father downloaded a Windows update thing that included the newest version of Windows Media Player, and since then I have had trouble getting my preferred media player to work with files. I can still open up it up and select a file, but it is impossible to add it to the "Open with" list, which is annoying. No error messages pop up or anything, but when I go to Browse in the "Open with" window and select the program, it just reverts to the (unchanged) "Open with" window. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Crusnik

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    Goto My Computer > Folder Options, and click the File Types tab. Find the file extension of the video you're trying to play (avi, mpeg, etc) and click Change.

    From there you can select your preferred media player from the program list, or click browse and navigate to the exe of the media player.

    Hope that helps.
     
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