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WinAmp 2.77 - Open File always defaults to a temp folder

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by n8thegr898, Nov 14, 2001.

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  1. n8thegr898

    n8thegr898 Thread Starter

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    Recently I purchased a new computer and installed the latest version of WinAmp. I've enjoyed WinAmp in the past, however I noticed a small glitch. When I go to add a file, it automatically defaults to the Internet Exporer Temporary File Folder. Obviously, I do not want to keep my mp3s there.

    Before, it would remember which folder I opened last, which was awesome. Someone told me to change the "cwd=" line in winamp.ini, however that didn't work. Each time I open WinAmp, it defaults that cwd line back to the Internet Explorer Temporary folder. Any ideas???

    N8thegr898
     
  2. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya

    Dragged this off the newsgroups.

    Did you put in the .. ?

    This is from

    http://groups.google.com/groups?q=W...&rnum=1&[email protected]

    The most of that page is going on about playing from the CD, but you could try the above if you already havent.

    Regards

    eddie
     
  3. n8thegr898

    n8thegr898 Thread Starter

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    I tried adding the ".." in front of the directory and it still doesn't work...it does the same thing. :(

    Any other ideas?

    N8
     
  4. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    I don't know if this will work, but it may.

    Okay, go to Run and type REGEDIT.

    Go to Edit | Find and type in Winamp. See if it finds it. If there is more than one folder, then tell me. I'm going to think that it may be in
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE
    and under WinAmp folder.

    However, I could be wrong.

    Hopefully, you'll find it. If you just find the one folder, then inside on the right should be something like this

    (Default) REG_SZ (value not set)
    Download Directory REG_SZ "c:\My Files"

    with yours set to c:\Windows\Tempory Internet Files.

    If you find this, or not, let me know. As I say, I don't know if this will work yet.

    What we will be doing is modifying the directory here. There's no point going on unless you have this setup.

    Don't DELETE anything here. Just Close the window and hopefully we can go to the next step.

    Regards

    eddie
     
  5. n8thegr898

    n8thegr898 Thread Starter

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    I did an entire search and find of my registry for "winamp". Although winamp came up many times, the IE temp folder was never in any part of the registry. In fact, the only folder that showed up for all of the winamp finds was the winamp folder in the program files folder.

    So, apparently, it looks like the registry isn't going to work. Any new ideas?

    By the way, thanks so much for helping me thus far!!! :)

    N8
     
  6. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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