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Duplicate WMP entries in "Open with" menu


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#1 Stocker

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 06:43 PM

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I only found out the extra WMP today when I tried to use "Open with" on [Video].MKV to access Windows Media Player. I have two of these entries but both of them work. I remembered I had issues with the WMP icon pinned on the taskbar showing as a blank icon so I used Fix WMP and the problem was gone. Not sure if that caused the problem but now all I want is to remove the duplicated entry from "Open with".
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- I have the following codecs installed -
1. K-Lite Codec Pack Standard (Without Windows Media Player Classic)
2. Shark007ís Windows 7 Codec Package (Not configured)
3. K-Lite Codec Pack x64
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Posted 11 September 2010 - 08:33 PM

Configure Shark007 codecs for x64
http://www.hack7mc.com/2009/04/windows-7-c...ation-easy.html

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 12:16 AM

I configured Shark007 codecs but I am still seeing the two Windows Media Player entries in "Open with" menu. Any clues?

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 12:46 AM

Download, and install ShellExView: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html
Uncheck one WMP entry.
Restart computer.

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 02:18 PM

I can't see any WMP entries. Could it be that because I am using 64 Bit of Win7?

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 02:26 PM

You may check registry: http://windowsxp.mvps.org/context_folders.htm
Just be careful.

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 09:35 PM

I give up, if it doesn't hurt just don't fix it. :huh:

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 09:51 PM

True...

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 08:48 PM

Okay actually this is normal because I'm using 64 bit version of Windows 7 and W7 64bit has 2 Windows Media Players, 32 bit and 64 bit. I clicked on 2 of them and compared them just last week. I'm glad I didn't remove it. >.<

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 09:06 PM

Ha! :huh:

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