Winamp media files overriding .wav

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sweetkitten

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My sister has been having problems with sound files lately... all of a sudden, when she downloads .wav files, they are saved as Winamp Media Files. Even choosing "save as" only allows her to choose either winamp or "all files" as file types.

Even uninstalling Winamp didn't help and neither did redownloading it and REinstalling. I just can't figure out what happened to make this start all of a sudden. :confused:

Her computer was just recently formatted, and everything was running smoothly until this problem began. She's working with Win98.

Any help is appreciated! :)
 
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you may have tried this already, but it is the first thing I would try

right click any wav file you have ....select OPEN WITH......then select CHOOSE PROGRAM from menu....find the player you want to use and check the box that says always use this program.

that should reassociate the file type with the new player.

( I use Winamp for MP3's and media player (the old one) for wavs)
 

sweetkitten

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Actually, she uses Winamp to play the sounds, but the problem is that when saving .wav files, or even when accessing previously saved .wav files, they have all become mp3's.

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I think I've found the problem. We've looked under folder option and found that .wav files aren't under the registered file types. I'm at a loss as to how *that* happened, and really don't know how to go about fixing that. (Not something I've ever had to deal with before).

I'm assuming I register the wave files by adding a "new" type. Before I do so, I just want to make sure. (Don't want to mess things up :D ) If anyone could just give me a few pointers, I'd muchly appreciate it.

Thanks!
 
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