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Problems Permanently Establishing File Associations

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#1 dewst22


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Posted 08 November 2006 - 05:17 PM

just this week, i tried to open an mp3 file and a got that "open with" window and clicking the box at the bottom that reads "always use the selected program to open this kind of file." however, my computer does not store those settings for any file that i open with windows media player. what can i do to get it to permanently associate that program with those files if checking that box doesn't work? thanks in advance.

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#2 fozzie


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Posted 04 December 2006 - 06:35 PM

what other players do you have on your pc?

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 08:33 AM

You might try looking in Tools-Folder Options-File Types at the top of the toolbar in any folder. See if you can change the file association there.

Edit... or maybe you just need to set the defaults in your WMP???

Edited by mommabear, 05 December 2006 - 08:34 AM.

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 10:44 PM

Hi dewst22, :thumbsup: to BC

It could be other media players are set to be the default player for file types. If this is the case they attempt to steal them back each time you open them.

Go in to the options of each media player you have on your computer (itunes, quicktime, musicmatch jukebox etc...) and clear all file associations from your players. After doing that then go to WMP and set it be your default player for whatever file types you choose.

The file associations should stick at this point because nothing else is trying to take them back.
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