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#1 reyak

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 10:55 PM

Hello World,

I changed my drive letters around for a very good reason,...that I cannot remember right now... Something to do with MagicJack... Now, I normally install programs to my storage disk, and keep my boot disk nice and tidy. (yes, I have some slight OCD...) Anyway, after the change, my file associations, (mainly .avi) don't work for any program installed on that drive.

I can open the file from the program, as well as drag it onto the icon, however, double clicking a file opens up the "Open With" box. The program (of course) is not in the box, and when I browse to it,...and select it,... it still isn't there. I checked the associations control panel, and ended up with the same 'browse to' method, with,... the same result.

Would someone please tell me how to reassociate these filetypes? I'd rather not download a program to do it, but if I have to, I have to.

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 01:12 AM

Try "exe" fix: http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/105/...dows-Vista.html

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 03:21 AM

Try "exe" fix: http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/105/...dows-Vista.html



Well, thank you, but it didn't work, at least not in my case, and I don't really know what it actually did anyway. That page did have an avi fix as well, which I also tried, and it also did nothing to my knowledge.

I looked around the the reg file, and saw that it specified the mplayer program. I need to fix the association with my video files (any/all of them) with Zoomplayer. I should have stated that earlier, my apologies. ZP was on drive G, which has been "relettered" to drive C. My boot disk is Drive F.....confused yet? Sorry, lol.

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 02:44 PM

Reinstall ZoomPlayer?

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 03:40 PM

my file associations, [...] don't work for any program installed on that drive

This is, what you said.

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 09:04 PM

no, your right, I said any program. Zoomplayer is just my main issue since I use it constantly.

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 09:10 PM

OK, if we want to try to resolve your issue, we need to know what type of files won't open by double clicking on them.

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 09:37 PM

ok, I've been checking that very thing. It's only video files. avi mp4, flv, mpg, mpeg, etc... They DO open in media player using "open with". I reinstalled Zoomplayer straight to the boot drive...now I have one zoomplayer program on each drive, and....nothing, neither will associate. both work just fine with a drag and drop, so I know it at least functions.

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 09:41 PM

When you double click on avi mp4, flv, mpg, mpeg, etc... files, what happens? "Open with" dialog opens?

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 12:39 PM

When I double click a video file nothing happens, nothing at all. If I right click the file, and hit either "open" or "open with", then I get the Open With dialog. Funny really, double clicking should get the same result, it always has with unknown filetypes.

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 01:45 PM

Let's forget about ZoomPlayer for the moment.
What will happen, when you right click on a video file, click "Open with" and associate the file with some other media player, like WMP, or VLC.
Will it open next time you double click on it?

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 04:21 AM

Yes, it is now associated to one of the other players, BS to be exact.

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 11:15 AM

So, when associated to BS (whatever it is), does double clicking work?

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 05:56 PM

yes, double clicking does work.

BS player is a fall back, it will play just about anything, just not very well.

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 06:40 PM

Why not to use VLC Player: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
IMO, the best player on the market.

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