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I Cannot Play .avi Files In A Non-admin Account


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#1 K.O

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 04:03 AM

In an non-admin account, I cannot play .avi files. Switching users work, but i prefer using a limited users account because to give me many security advantages. Anyway to fix this?

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 02:25 PM

Not an expert on this, but can you tell me what happens when you play the avi file on a limited account? Like, an error occurs, nothing happens, etc.?
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Posted 25 March 2008 - 04:48 PM

Hi, you have already answered your own question, you need to install a codec such as Divx ect. and on a limited account you will not be able to install it.
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Posted 26 March 2008 - 07:14 AM

I don't think its the codec problem. I don't need to install anything to play on an admin account. VLC gives me the error "Unable to open 'C:\DOCUME~1\LIMITE~1\MYDOCU~1\MYVIDE~1\ZERO_N~1\_K850D~1.AVI' ". I tried it in WMP but it still doesn't work.

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 10:47 AM

  • Is the file accessible by a Limited User? (eg in a sharing folder)
  • Does the Limited User have a DivX Player installed?

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 03:00 PM

Random suggestion: Try moving your .avi to the desktop and try from there.
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Posted 07 April 2008 - 03:42 AM

the desktop moves works. thanks very much

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 05:19 AM

Glad to help :thumbsup: I used to have the same problem myself.
For future reference you might not want to store your movies and such in the My Documents area, the computer almost always denies access to the subfolders if you're on a limited account.
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