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Changing file paths in Media Player for Win7

Q: Changing file paths in Media Player for Win7

I'm having an issue with Windows Media Player for Windows 7.

I imported a bunch of playlists and their associated music files from an XP machine to my new Win7 machine, and some of the music files aren't playing - Media Player simply says that there was "an error" with no further explanation given, but this error only occurs with files with a certain file path.

On my XP machine a large chunk of my music files were located in C:\Documents and Settings\[my name]\My Documents\My Music\[artist name]\[song title] as .wma files. I know that in Win7 the Documents and Settings subdirectory was replaced by Users or something - that's not the real problem, because for all my other music files, the file paths as shown in my WMP playlists will adjust themselves automatically and play the music files correctly no matter where the files are moved. My issue stems from the fact that WMP is not correcting the file paths for the files located in Documents and Settings the way it is for all the other files. There is no way to edit the file paths in WMP, or I would have tried that.

This is not the first time I've moved my XP playlists to a Win7 machine, but on my previous attempts I have had no problem simply copying all my music to one folder and playing them in WMP. So I'm not sure why it's not working this time.

I would prefer to avoid rebuilding all my playlists by hand - I really don't think that should be necessary, since as I said I've moved all my data from an XP to a Win7 machine before with no issues. I just need to figure out why WMP can't find the files in Documents & Settings this time when it could last time.

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I'm trying to figure out how to change my file path names. The system name on my computer is Tsula but all paths still say the 'Owner' thing.

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Know how to fix it? x3

A:Changing Root Name In File Paths

I think you need to create a new profile and move settings from old to new, How to copy data from a corrupted user profile to a new profile - Louis

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I have a program that plays music on VB 2008 Express Edition. It accesses music from my memory stick because I'm going to need to move the program to another computer. However, the memory stick was always listed under the J:\ drive, but now randomly it's listed under the K:/ drive. Is there a way so that I can just get the music "into" the program so that it can just play the music no matter what computer it is on. P.S. I also need to get this program to run on XP, and the file path is E:\, I'm afraid that since mine changed randomly, the XP computer I'm moving it to will also change randomly.

Please Help!

A:File Paths Changing Randomly

You can change the drive letter by going to Administrative Tools in Control Panel and them going into Computer Management, there is a section called Disk Management which will show all connected drives, from there you can change the drive path.

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windows 10 media player can not play some other files.wma. There displaying "media changing" and diverting to a website.
I have lots of these audio format which are favorites and its dificult to trace all websites and download again. Please help

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I need to reformat an audio file so I can play it in Windows Media Player. A conversion attempt fails with the above error message.

Is it possible.


A:Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The Player might not support the file type

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i updated window media player and now i cant put songs on my mp3 player that i could before and windows says this window media player cannot syncronize the file the player might not support the file type and it did before i upgraded please help me

A:window media player cannot syncronize the file the player might not support the file

The newer Windows Media Players have different licensing policies and I encountered loads of problems with files that were already on my computer when I upgraded to WMP9/10. Restore your computer to before you installed Media Player 9/10 and this will allow you to transfer again. There are plenty of better players than WMP; ITunes 7 with it's "cover-flow" feature is awesome and it can be configured to up/download to any MP3 player as well. It uses the Quicktime player instead of WMP though.

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I'm trying to change my music player from the ITunes Player to my WinAmp Player.
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I changed my default media player to Winamp. Now, when I try to download and play a media file, I'm getting messages from Windows Media Player and it won't play my file in winamp...somtimes. Sometimes it will play in Winamp. Is there a way to get rid of windows media player so everything will play in Winamp. I tried to delete WMP from the "Add/Remove Software" and "Remove Windows Components" options but it didn't work. THanks for any help you can give me.

- Ben

[email protected]

A:Changing Default Media Player

If you changed your Default player through Add/Remove Windows Components there shouldn't be a problem.

But you can try right clicking on the files you want associated with Winamp and choose Properties then Change button and choose from the list Winamp and click OK.

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Our new laptop has windows XP. When I recorded a cd onto my media player it recorded as "Unknown Artist". I copied all 8 songs, and figured I could change the title and add the artists name later. Then I closed the windows media player. Well, I went to "My Music" folder and found the file titled unknown artist with the 8 songs in it. I renamed it with the artists name. Then when I went back to the media player to play the cd which was now burned onto the computer, it still showed the unknown artist. I tried to right click and rename from there but it wouldn't work. Is there a way to change this besides burning over?

A:Changing Album name on Media Player

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Hi gang!

Recently I installed a new DVD burner in my Dell PC. It is Windows XP. The drive came with software which included Nero. Now whenever I open a media file it opens up instead of Windows Media Player which I prefer. Does anyone know how I can change my preference back without deleting Nero since I need it for other things? Thanks!

A:Changing Media Player preference

In Windows Media Player go to Tools>Options and select the File Types tab. You can choose what you want WMP to open. You can find Tools by right clicking the MS logo on WMP.

An alternate way to do this is to open explorer or any folder and go to Tools>Folder Options and the File Types tab.

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Can someone please tell me why on earth Media Player 11 takes it upon itself to keep changing the Artist NAME to VARIOUS ARTISTS
It even does this after I edit the artists name ie: 100 Huge Hits Of The 70's - Various Artists
I edit each track changing the 'Various Artists' to the name of the artist that is singing the track, then some days later when I play the album(s) all the artists names have been changed back to Various Artists for each & every track, It's driving me nuts as I have around 70 Various Artist albums.#

While I am here does anyone know if there is a limit to how many Albums/Tracks that Media Player can handle.

A:Media Player Keeps Changing Artists

Am I really the only the only person with this problem, surley not.

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Well itunes is really messed up. So I found out that if I just put what I want to listen to on cd and then rip to mp3s or whatever format I want there isnt a problem provided I don't use itunes to play them with.

So anyway I have an album in media player, the songs were not in correct order and so I changed them but media player will not see that. Even after looking up the album info it still will not change it. I cleaned out the registry and all that old stuff and its no good. Jet audio had no problems with the change. Anyway I was wondering if anyone knows how to fix media player so it will play the songs in order. Thanks


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I've done this before for single items and it has givenme the option to change all my music from one to the other, but I have so many songs, I just want to change them all at once to open in Windows Media Player.


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Does anyone have a fix for this?

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Okay, I've been having this problem for the past week or so now...first and foremost, my Windows Media Player hasn't been working at all. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling, but whenever I go to start it up or open a file in it, the computer just hangs for a few moments, and then doesn't load it up at all.

Secondly, my homepage has been changed to "http://%6A%67%67%63%7A%66%2E%74%2E%6D%75%78%61%2E%63%63/%68%2E%70%68%70?%61%69%64=586" as of late, and I'll go to change it, but then the next time I start up the computer, that string of numbers and percentages is replaced as the homepage once again.

Submitted for your perusal is my HiJack This! log in the hopes that someone can help me.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 1:09:32 PM, on 4/18/04
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
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A:Windows Media Player and homepage changing errors!

Please download and run the following programs.

Download CWShredder

Close all browser windows, open cwshredder.exe then click "Fix" and let it run.

Then restart your computer and post another log.

IMPORTANT! To help prevent this from happening again, you should install all the security patches and critical updates.


Go here:
and download Ad-Aware 6 Build 181

Install the program and launch it.

First in the main window look in the bottom right-hand corner and click on Check for updates now and download the latest reference files.

Make sure the following settings are made and on -------ON=GREEN

From main window: Click Start then Activate in-depth scan (recommended)

Click Use custom scanning options then click Customize and have these options selected: Under Drives and Folders put a check by Scan within archives and below that under Memory and Registry put a check by all the options there.

Now click on the Tweak button in that same window. Under Scanning engine select Unload recognized processes during scanning and under Cleaning Engine select Let windows remove files in use at next reboot

Click proceed to save your settings.

Now to scan just click the Next button.

When the scan is finished mark everything for removal and get rid of it. (Right click the window and choose select all from the drop down menu and click Next)

Restart your computer

Do... Read more

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I have a brand new laptop which I've burned a couple of cd's with using Windows Media Player.   Last week I tried to record music on a DVD-R and wasn't successful (of course).  I then bought the correct disk, a CD-R, but now the default burn setting is on Data Disk, and it won't record music in the 'Audio CD' format.  Please advise how to change this default setting.  Many thanks!

A:Changing Burn Format on Windows Media Player

I don't use this program but since you say machine is new I will guess win7 with media player 12
Here is tutorial

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I use tv-out to watch some live streaming from certain sites namely gamespot video reviews and I cannot find an option to change the screen resolution.

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Windows Media Player Classic has the option to change but not 10 for some reason.

Is there anyway to get IE6 to use MPC instead of WMP10 perhaps?

A:Changing Fullscreen Resolution in Windows Media Player 10

Does your TV support 1024x768? I think you actually set that resolution in the display thingy in control panel. Under settings, there should appear two monitors. Click on the number two monitor and adjust away! Don't expect great results if you are using a regular CRT TV. They support a resolution of 640x480.

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kantaris is great just installed on my win7 partition

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When I first installed Win 7 I simply went with the default user name of "Owner". I wouldn't mind changing it now but I'm concerned about the effect on my shortcuts and so on.

If I rename it, will Windows go through and automatically update all the shortcuts and program paths and so on? My gut reaction is "Of course it will" but I've learned to be cautious with Windows! Will I end up with a lot of tidying up to do?

A:Will changing username mess up paths?

Only the username will be changed. The c:\users\<username> path does not get changed and this can lead to more confusion.

Better method:

1) Create two new accounts. One in the username you want, and one can even call it TEMP if you like.

2) Log in as TEMP. Use Windows Easy Transfer to migrate all files and settings from your old account to the new one you just created.

3) When this is complete, log in as your new user and make sure everything is there and working.

4) Delete your old user and TEMP.

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Hi friends!

I'm experiencing a very strange bug with a custom library. On the odd occasion when I open an explorer pane and navigate to my library on the left-hand side, two of my included folders - which are both located in 'C:\Program Files\...' will change to a non-existent 'C:\Program Files (x86)\...' version of the same folder. If I click on that folder in the library pane it will tell me the folder doesn't exist.

It happens infrequently but often enough to be annoying. It's not immediately clear what causes it or why it stops. When it happened just now I closed all open explorer panes and opened a new one, and the library displayed the correct 'non x86' folder structure.

Any idea what causes this and how it can be avoided?



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On my desktop-computer i have shared some folders with my home network. Then i changed their paths, as i reorganized myself. Now it seems, when I acces the network, those folders paths dont seem to be updated, as i cant access them.

I can now of course "unshare", rename and share them again, which makes them again accessible through the network, but the old "folder names" still remain. why is that, how can i correct it?

Same problem with some old "synched folders".

A:shared folder and changing their paths

Curious, where do the old 'folder names' remain? Just in the drop down menu under 'Map network drive ...'?

If so those paths are saved in your registry.

Best Wishes,

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Is there a way, short of re-installing Windows, to change all the appropriate folders, paths and registry entries to read "user888" and get rid of the old user name completely?

A:Changing the User Folders (and paths)

You may want to create a new account and move the user files over to that new account. Then delete the old account.

A good explanation can be found from Brink below:
Creating a New User Account Similar to an Existing User Account

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There is an Excel App on our network that gets used by multiple users. In this app there are some VLookups that pull information from other spreadsheets. The problem we are having is that the physical paths in the VLookups are being changed to relative paths. Instead of using L:\Files\somefile.xls it changes to \\server\share\somefile.xls.

When this happens the VLookup stops working, it's odd because both paths are legetimate but only the one with the physical path works. This is happening on several different spreadsheets and the formulas have to continualy remapped.

All users are using Office 97 but the OS are mixed, Win ME, 2000 and 98. Any ideas?

Here are the Vlookups:

=VLOOKUP($C18,'L:\shared files\[EmpDataLog.xls]RATE'!$B$10:$AZ$642,5)

=VLOOKUP($C18,'\\server01\shared files\[EmpDataLog.xls]RATE'!$B$10:$AZ$642,5)


A:Paths changing in VLookups (Excel)

Hi, Tal. I suspected, so I confirmed with someone else here at work, that your users have drives mapped differently and they really need to be the same.

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A:Windows Media Player keeps changing the order of tracks in playlist

This is what I found out The songs play in the order they are entered into the playlist viewed on the right side of the player.

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4. what formats do Real Player and Windows Media Player support?
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A:how to play AVI file on Real Player/Windows Media Player?

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Purchased a new pc (running W2K Pro OS) that came with nero software for an installed burner. Regardless of the file type I want to access, for instance, play an online audio clip ( where windows media player would ordinarily handle, "nero media player/media file" default appears insteads and wants to either download it and save in order to play the clip or open a file instead of just playing the clip on the WMP. I was going to upgrade the nero software anyway, so even after uninstalling nero, Nero media player/files continue to function as default instead of WMA. How do I stop Nero from being the default player or use of its file extensions and allow WMP to serve as default player. I've looked for an option on the WMP itself to set the player as default and or its related media files and wan't able to come-up with anything. Looked into folder/file options as well, and while I found a ton of Nero extensions still present, found nothing in the way of a default setting- Hope this makes sense. Any assist would be appreciated- thanks

A:Solved: Removing Nero as Media Player/Media file default...

Go into WMP > Tools > Options > File Types and choose the file types you would like WMP to be the default player.

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i recently reinstalled Win 7 onto my dell dimension 4600 and i had vlc media player running on it and it was working if i play a mp3 file it works fine, but if i play a movie or avi file it woulds like a slowed down robot under water that is the only way i can really describe it haha...i previously installed k lite codec pack and that solved the issue before but after doing this again it has not fixed the problem...any ideas?

A:win7 VLC media player problem

Hi you do not need klite for vlc so remove it also remove and reinstall vlc

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A:win media player 12 in win7 starts by its self

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I turned off the anti-virus and firewall and still no dice. I tried using VLC and it loads and connects, but then gets a lot of garbage on the screen and crashes. AND, I tried using Real Player and the error message I get there is the Media Player error message even though I'm using Real Player.

This is very weird.

A:mms problem with Media Player 12/Win7

Maybe you need more codecs?

Try the K-Lite Codec Pack.

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Here's my story. I've just managed to change a systems boot letter from E:\ to C:\. The machine is working fine now, but all the programs that were installed are still looking in E:\ which no longer exsists. I've gone through and changed a few of these paths manually, but after an hour of that i realised it'll take far too long to do it this way.

What i'm looking for is a tool to look through the registry and replace all instances of "E:\" with "C:\". Does anyone know if such a product is available? It's be a great help.

Thanks in advance

A:Looking for registry tool for changing program paths

Good luck. This is going to turn out to be a real PITA, as I suspect you're finding out.

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By default, programs install to the same drive that the currently running OS is installed on. What I'm trying to do, is to tell it to install programs to another drive/partition.

This way, if I needed to reformat and reinstall the OS, the bulk of my programs will remain intact.

I've read other forums and they've given skeptical answers to indicate that it can't be done, but I figured I'd pose the question here myself.

A:Automatically changing program install paths

Yea, mostly games are what I had in mind.

I always move the My Documents folder to a completely different physical drive upon each OS installation (I've been reformatting a lot lately due to instablity with recent hardware upgrades).

I've gotten into the habit of keeping multiple, up-to-date copies of select Application Data--most importantly, Firefox browser data. Switching between a laptop and desktop regularly, I also am able to perodically sync the two systems with the same bookmarks, cookies, saved passwords, and the like.

I've heard there's a way to do it remotely with FireFox so you can import them from anywhere, but for this particular purpose I'm more comfortable keeping the information in my grasp.

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I just installed a clean install on my 64bit machine with Windows7 Pro. Media Player is nowhere to be found. Searching the drive discovered hundreds of files that are not executable and have the registry naming system in them, also found several .dlls but no executable. Microsoft's site simply says that it is installed with the OS and there is nothing about how to add it. I did look through all the add windows features and did not find it. I also tried to find the .cab file on the install DVD to see if I could manually install it, but I could not find that as the file structure of install discs has changed since I knew how to do this before.

Anyone know how to install it? I would like to play music and videos.

Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Media Player missing in Win7 Pro

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A:media player win7 hp64 question

See if this helps -

Info on WMP -

Regards. . .



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I just realized that the Media Player in Win7 doesn't have those great features found in Player 11 in WinXP, e.g. sound effect and equaliser. How to get those features back?

A:Media Player in Win7 is a simplified version?

Play some music.
At the bottom of the page Switch to Now Playing.
Right click on the screen and choose Enhancements.

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I am using windows 7 64 bit and was wondering if there was a way to enque files from a playlist? Like a playlist within a playlist Might have to switch back to winamp based on that

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Please, I'd like to be able to change the file type icons for certain program files, a friend found this:
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(Another instance of the failure of Win7's beastly Dumbing Down policy!)

Okay grumbling aside, please, please, please can someone tell me how to change the file type icon in Win7?

I do mean the "File Type Icon", not the Program Icon - I've already changed that many times, I design my own icon and use a new version of that each time a program is updated, so that I can easily see which version I am opening from my desktop.
I would like to be able to do the same with the File Type icons as I consider the original design to be ugly, and would rather use my own - please?

A:Changing File Icons in Win7?

Check this out; File Extension Icon - Change Default Icon

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From this download link:
Unsupported Upgrade Scenarios

? Upgrades to Windows 7 from the following operating systems are not supported:
? Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows XP, Windows Vista? RTM, Windows Vista Starter, Windows 7 M3, Windows 7 Beta, Windows 7 RC, or Windows 7 IDS
? Windows NT? Server 4.0, Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server? 2003, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2008 R2
? Cross-architecture in-place upgrades (for example, x86 to x64) are not supported.
? Cross-language in-place upgrades (for example, en-us to de-de) are not supported.
? Cross-SKU upgrades (for example, Windows 7 N to Windows 7 K) are not supported.
? Upgrades from Windows Vista to Windows N, Windows K, Windows KN, or Windows E are not supported.
? Cross-build type in-place upgrades (for example, fre to chk) are not supported.
? Pre-release in-place upgrades across milestones (for example, Windows 7 RC to Windows 7 RTM) are not supported.

Supported Upgrade Scenarios

From Windows Vista (SP1, SP2)
Upgrade to Windows 7
Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate
Home Basic
Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate
Home Premium
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A:Win7 Upgrade paths

These are "in place" upgrades.
To upgrade from XP is also possible doing a clean install.

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A bug in Win7's Media Player:
It can play video DVDs that have normal moving picture and sound. But if the picture is a non-moving still photo, the soud comes out with severe dropouts. As soon as the still photo is over and the picture is again a moving one, the sound is ok. An ordinary DVD player connected to a TV played the same DVD without hiccups.

Because the DVD was authored at home, the investigations were easy. The DVD was encoded using variable bitrate. Media Player's sound decoding can't handle the situation, where the video bitrate is low due the not changing picture. No matter, was the sound encoded using PCM, MPEG or Dolby Digital.

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Hello Guys,

i have a Kyocera FS-C2126 MFP+ printer.

i am having a problem changing the file format to jpg,tiff or pdf when i scan a document
presently it is outputting to .BMP which is 10mb in size.

i want any small format doesnt matter.
i contacted somebody through support email, but this didnt ammount to anything.
then i phoned support in the UK who told me this is weird as the printer doesnt even support BMP

i have changed the output file format on the printer itself to JPG
and throught the web interface i changed that to JPG,
but when i scan it comes out as BMP (10MB) in size.

the tech told me that win7 must be changing the file format.

i get no search results regarding the printer and this problem, and to be honest the support guy seemed pretty lame.
i would never have guessed a 1200 printer would be such a task to change file formats...Ridiculous!!!

anybody had any experience with this machine?


A:Solved: is win7 changing my file format?

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Is there any easy, automatic way of making all shortcuts point to the new file path? Or do I have to manually change the hard drive letter in each shortcut's properties?

A:Changing letter assigned to HDD, need to edit program paths to match.

just reasign new icon back

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If anyone could help that would be amazing something very bad happened.]
I use windows 8.1 im using hypercam v2 and i was recording something very important worth 100$ and i got scammed but for some reason when i try to open my video it says "Windows Media Player encountered a problem while playing the file." 
Ive recorded 100s of times and this never happens so why is it saying this and please if anyone can help me fix this that would be a life saver!
feel free to ask more questions 

A:Broken file! Windows Media Player encountered a problem while playing the file.

You could try playing it in VLC?

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i have ripped several cds in my windows media player. i have approximately five thousand songs they are all complete cds. these songs have been on my laptop for at least a year and a half and have played fine and then one day i noticed the file extensions on certain songs changed for no reason, some of my songs on one cd have different file extensions now, example: cd= D12 first song is called Git Up, file name is 01 Git Up.wma, 2nd song is Loyalty, file name is Dc8.gif and then songs 3-8 are all the wma file names again and the song number 09 is again Dc9.gif. this goes on randomly through my whole entire library. another weird thing is is that it happens to affect all of MY FAVORITE songs. was this a virus and how can i fix them. it wont let me change the file names. when it comes to play these songs that have been changed the song turns to red and skips right over them.
when i click on the error detail the error reads:
Windows Media Player cannot find file Dc9.gif.
it may have been moved, renamed, or deleted.
specify the file's new location or select the check box to remove the file from the library.
then it shows this C:\RECYCLER\S-1-5-21-45494085-674799416-2855531186-1007 and then the browse box.
i am using windows xp home edition

A:widows media file extensions changing on their own

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I tried the recommendations for fixing this below:


Follow these steps to grant full permissions to the folder where the files are stored: 1. Right click on the folder on the external drive and click on
properties. 2. On the property window, click Security tab.
3. Now click on Edit and then click Add.
4. Now type everyone in the box and
click OK.

5. Then check Full control check box.

6. Click on Apply and then click OK.
You may also try the below mentioned steps:
1. Click on Start. 2. Go to Control Panel. 3. Select "SOUND". 4. Double click on speakers. 5. Click on advanced tab and then uncheck enable audio enhancements.

But then I received the error message that I don't have rights to edit and add.  Why would this be?  I am the administrator?


A:Windows Media Player cannot access the file. The file might be in use, you might not have access to the computer where the file is stored, or your proxy settings might not be correct.

Please first take ownership of the folder or files, then give yourself full control permission.
Learn How to Take or Assign Ownership of Files and Folders
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Can anyone suggest software or the process of converting a AMR file to a Windows Media Player file Any and all suggestions are appreciated.

A:AMR file to Windows Media Player file

You may use AMR player.

It has an option to convert an AMR file to mp3 too.

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i intend to organise my media files.for this i need to have all videos on my computer on a single screen so that i can sort them out.and the same goes for audio files.what should i do?..I AM NOT AWARE OF ALL THE FORMATS AVAILABLE ON MY DRIVE..the search should be ALL INCLUSIVE.

thank you

A:comprehenive media file search in win7

Open up Windows Explorer or Computer
Select the drive you want to search
In the search field (upper right) type
kind:=video and press enter

That should show you all video files that are recognized by Windows 7

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I have very limited information and hope someone might put me in the right direction?

Sent RAR file as attachment email to a client. Every time this client tries to open the file, her media player pops up. Its like the RAR file is associated with Media player. This client is unable to open or extract this email attachment. Using outlook 2010 on Windows 7 platform.

Can anyone help?

Sorry for the lach of information.

A:Solved: RAR file is associated with Media player

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I have windows ultimate. I had someone send me a file in Outlook. I've saved the file to my clients folder.

Now I want open media player and play the file.

I've tried to open files buy it only opens c:\users.

I can't seem to find where to open a file an play a file on my c drive.

A:How do you open a file in media player?!!

Hello Webtechie, and welcome to Vista Forums.

If it is a file extension that Windows Media Player (WMP) supports, you should be able to just double click on the file to have it open and play on WMP automatically.

If not, then you can click on Files (menu bar), Open, and browse to the file to open and play it. If you do not have the menu bar in WMP, then right click on a empty space on the toolbar and click on "Show Menu bar".

You might also check to make sure that Windows Media Player is set as the default program with all of it's association set to it as well.

Hope this helps,

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i have windows media player version 12.7600.16415 i download and installed ffdshow and i still can not play flv files with my windows media player.can anyone please help me with this? i have windows 7 32bit

thank you

A:flv file help windows media player

I use Gom player for video media and it plays flash files ok its here , however if you prefer to use WMP then please have a look at this page, if you have not already....

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Hi Gang,

My different media player software gives me the option of determining which media player file extension to open with my different players. I have on my computer Windows Media Player, WINAMP, QuickTime Player and Real Player. (yea, I know)

I would like to determine the files to open with the player of my choice. I am unsure of the file extensions and exactly what they represent and do.

Is there a website or someone's definition of the file extensions? If so, please guide me to the site.

I would like to continue to use the different players of my choice but would take optional advice if this is not sound practice.

Here is a list of what I have found within my players:

Windows Media Player
Windows Media file [asf]
" " audio file [wma]
video file [wmv]
Music CD Playback
Windows video file [avi]
Windows audio file [wav]
Movie file [mpeg]
MP3 audio file [mp3]
MIDI file [midi]
AIFF audio file [aiff]
AU audio file [au]

"Real Player Software"

MP3 [mp3]
MP3 Audio Playlist [m3u]

Audio CD Playback
CD Audio [cda]

(MPEG and AVI video)
MPEG Video [mpg mpeg mpv]
MPEG Media [mps m2v m1v mpe]
MPA Media [mpa]
AVI Video [avi]
MPEG-4 File [mp4 m4e]

(Windows Media)
Windows Media (TM) Audio Track [wma]

(Other Media)
WAV Audio [wav]
MP2 Audio [mp2]
MP1 Audio [mp1]
MPEG Audio [mpga]
Audio Playlist [pls xpl]
SMIL Multimedia Presentation [smi smil]
RealText [rt]
MusicNet Streaming File [mns]
MusicNet Download File [mnd]
RealAudio [ra]
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A:Media Player File Extensions


Each one of the players you listed have a unique set of proprietary file extensions they will open.

For instance
WMV "Windows Media Player" Video
RM "Real Player"
MOV "Quicktime"
and so on

Some of the players will handle some of the others formats and usually handle common formats.

Windows Media Player and WinAmp are very similar in format coverage.

If you look through the documentation of each media player you can construct a chart on what each player will handle and some players offer what are called plugins\codecs to cover more file types.

Here is a
Website that tell you what format is what.

Hope that helps.


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My daughter has got a refurbished laptop and she was trying to play some music in her media player files.
an error cam up saying the licences for you media files are corrupted contact Microsoft product support. also all files are red indicating media player won't play these files.
I went tools ,option, copy music and removed the tick from protect content and this did not work.
If i have 20 files and 1 is corrupt How do you know which is the corrupt file?
regards Rolly

A:Media Player / corrupt file

It may not be your daughter's media player at fault. Ask her where she got the music files she is trying to play. Could be she downloaded them from a share site. In which case, many files can, and are, corrupt.

I might be wrong, but in any case, that would be a good place to start before we look into a problem with Media Player.

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I have been having issues with media files from a website. This has happened before and someone recommended the Shark 007 Codec Pack. The problems went away and the codecs are great. Now there is another error and I can't figure out why the files won't open. The website is and the files are in the Audio & Video section. All the audio files in the archive won't open whether I save the file or stream it. I've tried opening with other programs such as quicktime and itunes and they don't work either.Error message - Windows Media Player C00D11B1Windows Media Player can't play the file. Help!!

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Try installing K-Lite Mega Codec Pack...

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Not a crisis but: With the help of TSG, some nasty trojans have been cleaned up but some side effects , Win Media Player corrupted . I did an uninstall from the 'add/remove' and tried to download vers 9 but get the 'Extracting file failed. Most likely caused by low disk space or corrupt cabinet file' . I noticed that in 'Program files' , there is a folder 'Windows Media Player' , I tried to delete but I cannot , 'in use'. I tried to download to 'My downloads' but got same error. I tried to download vers 7, same error. I did find something at Microsoft site that seems to relate :;en-us;261299

but I don't see a solution. I've searched TSG but cannot find similar problem.
Can I get back MediaPlayer ?
( running with ME 127MB 62% free). Thanks for any suggestions.

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Hello, I know (am pretty sure >.<) that there is a way to do this.

I am trying to set a file path for a folder, but I need the folder to go to the current username, instead of my username. For example..

C:\Users\Matt\Documents\ - Is my current path

I want it to be C:\Users\*THEIR USER NAME*\Documents\

A:Help With File Paths

Hello Anyok,

You can use the path below for a universal profile path instead.

%USERPROFILE%\My Documents

Hope this helps,

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Same file here
This PC-Windows C-users Branscum-dropbox

same file went here
and here
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i could go on but im confusing my self even more...Please i dont need all them access points for the same file ...Could some one explain this to me

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I have a problem opening any media file in any of the Media Players viz., RealOne Player build or my Windows Media Player 10.
Whenever I open the above mentioned Media Players on my system, their interface opens up and after I open and select any media (usually audio) file, the player keeps on connecting to the file and takes more than 1 minute and above in opening and playing any valid and good media file, may it be a .wma or .mp3 audio file.
How to fasten the dead slow speed of the players?


A:Windows Media Player or RealOne Player taking hell lot of time in opening media!

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I have tried multiple times, but there is a single .mp3 file that shows in my Media Player 10 library that no longer exists (deleted from my hard drive) that will not delete. I have tried deleting my entire library, and it is the only one that remains. I right-click and select delete. When it gives the option to choose from the library only or from my computer is doesn't matter, nothing happens. If I try playing the file I get the error (with the red exclamation point). Going in to the error details and deleting that way doesn't work either.

Additional things I have tried:

Backleveling to Media Player 9 (which doesn't show the rogue file, but has issues with my new mp3 player). I don't see the bad file in the library, but when I upgrade again to WMP 10, it's there.

I've also tried creating a new file w/ the same file name/path and deleting that through Media Player. Hasn't worked either.

Does anyone know of a way to manually go in and remove this from the library? It's not the end of the world but it's driving me crazy! Thanks for all the help!

A:Delete file from library in Media Player

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When logged in to the Admin account, if I go to the "control panel > default apps" dialog, or if I right-click a file and select "Open With..." VLC media player shows up in the list of available programs. File associations are able to be modified as expected.

When logged in to the User account, not only is VLC not one of the available choices, but I cannot even choose it by browsing and pointing to the VLC.exe!

After selecting the exe in the "browse..." dialog, I'm taken back to the "Open With" window - but VLC is still not present, and "Windows Movie Maker" is the highlighted program (- though WMP was the previous default.)

Why does it not accept the program I choose only when it is VLC.exe ???
(if I select notepad.exe, for instance, then notepad indeed becomes the default program)

FWIW - using Vista business edition 32 bit

A:Solved: cannot set file association to VLC media player

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I have media player 11 and have a collection of mp4 files which I converted from flv files and until yesterday media player played all of them , suddenly I get this :Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The Player might not support the file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress the file. I have uninstalled media play and reinstalled it as well as the Free FLV Converter which used to make the mp4 files. The icons in my folder are really fuzzy. Any ideas? Also all of my mp4 files in internal and external hd are effected.

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Hello brave souls:

I have an extensive media library that is not able to play since I brought my computer to a service for virus removal. I copied many CD's to my computer years ago and everything worked fine until i brought my computer to a service for virus removal. They loaded a newer version of MP on the computer and it didn't work. They said I needed to pay more $$ for them to fix what they had changed. I opted out.

When you try to play an album (or artist, or Genre) it shows the album, tries to play it but comes up with error in a diolog box "Windows Media Player has encountered an Unkown Error". I know where the music files are. It shows the album cover. It lists all the songs on the album. it just won't play them. I can't make copies of the albums either.

I now have built an itunes library, but for much of my older stuff, the cd's are gone or ruined. If i can get MP back up, I can copy the cd's and load them into itunes.

I hope I can give you what you need to help me out. Thanks for any help you can provide

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"Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there might be a problem with your sound or video device. Try installing an updated device driver."

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A:Windows Media Player cannot play the file...

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Ever since I updated to Windows version 11 for XP home; (Which might just be coincidental) I have been unable to open wmv streaming files received from various on line sites. When I click on them the 321 box comes up as usual, pauses, and then displays the message "cannot render the file" . Anyone know how I might resolve this please ?

A:Media Player Classic file Rendering


Originally Posted by James Oxford UK

Ever since I updated to Windows version 11 for XP home; (Which might just be coincidental) I have been unable to open wmv streaming files received from various on line sites. When I click on them the 321 box comes up as usual, pauses, and then displays the message "cannot render the file" . Anyone know how I might resolve this please ?

Excuse me but what is a 321 box? I can not seem to find it on my windows media player.

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I am on a network at work and have enable media sharing with my co-workers. I can play their music but i cant save it to my computer or burn it? How do i do this>?

A:Windows Media Player 10 File sharing

The point of Windows Media Sharing is not to be some sort of P2P application, but rather like a radio station that you can tune into specific tracks. If you don't already own the music you're trying to burn then it's really not a legal practice you're getting into.

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Hi my name is Mario. I use Windows XP and I have been using WMP 10 for months without any problems. However in the past 2 weeks I can't make any file play. Evertime I try to play a file I get:

Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The Player might not support the file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress the file.
(More information shows thats a C00D1199: Cannot play the file)
I have done everthing to correct the problem myself...
All the file types to play are checked (asf, wmv, avi, wav, mpeg....etc)
Player Settings
Is set to download codecs automatically (it doesnt download the codecs)
Is set Connect to the Internet (overrides other commands)
Internet Security Level for this zone is set to medium (default)
I RE-INSTALLED the video & audio drives.
I even tried to use system restore to a previous month and nothing!!!!
Im going crazy !!!!

I already checked for viruses and for system errors using Norton Antivirus and Norton Disk Doctor

WMP ONLY PLAYS "Windows Media Audio/Video file" type and the rest of the files have been designated as "Movie Clip" type.
Because WMP is not working I can only see videos with InterVideoWinDVD (but I miss WMP)

I hope someone out there will have a new idea that I haven't tried yet.
I will really appreaciate any kind of help


I think this is a good challenge to anyone!!!
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A:Windows Media Player can't play any file

The new idea is called Winamp from

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I need an app that works on both a PC & Surface so it can not be a Desktop App. Also I wouldn't mind playing for it, if it's under $5
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I have been unable to resolve this one. I have associated my .mp3 files with Quintissential Player(QP). I double click one .mp3 file and QP runs fine. I select two .mp3 files and run them and again QP runs fine. And so on up to if I select 15 .mp3 files and run them QP still runs fine. However if I select 16 or more .mp3 files and run them Windows Media Player runs and plays them, QP doesn't. I have been through all the file associations control panel stuff and various manuals and I cannot stop Media Player opening when I select 16 or more .mp3 files. Its the same if I associate .mp3 files with other mp3 players, so it isn't the program I'm associating the .mp3 files with. I want QP to run now matter how many .mp3 files I initially select.

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Ok, so there is this streaming .asx video file, and I want to save it to my harddrive. To download such a file to a hard drive, you need to use third party software like ASF Recorder - I'm sure some of you have heard of this. So I did, and it finished, but the file won't play. Windows Media Player says 'Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The player might not support the file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress the file'. Now, what's weird is that when I stream the file from the net, WMP plays it just fine, but when I download it using ASF recorder, WMP won't play it, and in both cases, it's the same basic file that's being played, just one is on a server out there somewhere and one is on my hard drive.

So why won't the one I downloaded with ASF recorder play?

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Hey guys, I'm having issues with Windows Media Player 11 sharing media. I have Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit. I've actually never had this problem before. For some reason, my media is not being added to the shared files on Media Player. When I add the folders that I want to share, it shows that it found like 7,000 different files, but when you look at the "added" tab, it says 0. I've been using Windows Media Player 11 to share with my Xbox 360 and PS3 for the last two years and never had this problem. I recently did a complete restore on my PC, and it hasn't worked right since. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.

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I'm having a problem with Media Player 10 that's driving me nuts.

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I uninstalled the XP2 Service Pack because I thought that had created the problem. Unfortunately, the problem remained.

I tried to over install but that didn't cure it. I also tried uninstalling ( which was actually a rollback to Media Player 9). By this time I was crawling up the walls because the problem persisted. I was now very so I tried to delete MP10 completely, thinking I would re-install a version from Microsoft.

But (please wait while I scream.......................................................) I couldn't delete it because MP10 was being used by another programme.

Can anyone help before I bust my head on the wall????? You'll save me a lot of physical pain.

Best Wishes To All


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A:Win Media Player file error statement!

Conflicting versions seems to be a common problem with Windows Media Player.
Might want to give this a try:

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A:Solved: Mov file in Windows Media Player

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Let me know.

A:Change files to Media Player file

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Disclaimer: I'm not real savvy technically.

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Hi Guys and Gals

I,ve been trying for a couple of years now without success to burn a cd or back up my photos. The error message reads, windows media player cannot find the file, the link from the item in the library to it's associated digital media file might be broken. To fix the problem, try repairing the link or remove the item from the library. Error message number, C00D10BA. I've removed the driver (ASUS CRW 4824AH) and re installed it, done several system re stores, I have also followed the message To Repair a Link but cannot find the items in question. I've got Windows Media Player 11, Service Pack 2, Windows XP Home edition. Any suggestions.

Thanks BOB

A:Windows media player cannot find the file.

yes, do not use windows media played to back up anything like that, media player is geared more towards burning music not pics and vids,. make sure you can still view your pics and vids, if so just download a free backup program form somewhere like and it should be much simpler for you. just find the files, add them to the list to be burned and burn them. note: this is for backup purposes only you will not be able to view them on any source other than a computer.

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No combination of filters could be found to render the stream.

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Hey guys

(to moderators; please move this post if you think its in the wrong section... sorry i wasnt exactly sure where to put this)

Just a quick question; the other day while watching a bit of TV i saw a Win7 advert (the "Win7 Was My Idea") but it talked about this guy, who was in spain and wanted to view his videos from his computer in the UK. And he was just using a laptop + the internet to 'stream' the content - just it didnt tell me HOW this is done, not even what the feature is called .

I would really benefit from this, as ive just brought a laptop for use at college - and would find it great if i could just 'stream' my music collection from my harddisk at home. Thing is, i know how to do this with an internet-LAN (Hamachi) - but that must mean my computer at home must be on while im streaming - and that just isnt going to happen. So this advert appealed to me, coz it seemed to show off a feature that i could use - im guessing it stores the information somewhere? Im not sure....

If anyone knows of either what this advert was advertising... or... a programme/way of being able to stream my content without using a form of 'always-on' LAN.
(before you recommend such streamers like Grooveshark & Spotify - i cant do this as the college hotspot, blocks both programs from streaming - bloody websense)

A:Windows Media File Sharing - Shown In Win7 Commercial?

There is no way to stream anything from an offline computer.
If you go with "wake up on lan" the desktop would be on all the time too (pings from your ISP etc.)
Maybe that wasn't a home computer at all but a rented server (which of course is always on)


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I have Windows Media Player 10 and Total Video Player. I use Total Video layer to watch some movies. Anyway the default program to open audio/video files with keeps switching to Total Video Player. I want the default player for all media types to be WMP. I went into the options menu in WMP and checked all the boxes on all formats for WMP to be the default player, but every time I restart the computer the default player to open half of the media files reverts back to Total Video Player.

How do I fix this.

A:Windows Media Player wont stay remain as the default media player?!?!

try going into the Total Video Player options an unticking all the file formats in it. an if you want to play any thing with it just rite click an pick it as the player. if that dont work. just uninstall it

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Dear All,

One of my user is facing copy paths issue in window 7 enterprise . User get the following error.

Thanks & Regards,
Kashiram Sawant

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So I've been trying to use system file checker, and encountered a problem where it can't repair a file. I found this page detailing how to manually fix the problem:

Use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7

I was fine until step 2, where it says

"For example, type takeown /f E:\windows\system32\extremely_simplified_example.dll"

The problem is, my CBS.log file says stuff like:

Cannot repair member file [l:24{12}]"FWPKCLNT.SYS"
Unable to repair \SystemRoot\WinSXS\Manifests\\[l:24{12}]"FWPKCLNT.SYS"

and I don't know how to translate that into a path to use with the takeown command. I searched for that file using explorer and found a dozen different copies, so I'm not sure which one to replace.

Semi-related questions: Can I just replace them all? I'm planning on using a copy of the file from a similar system that works, is that ok?


A:Help understanding CBS.log file paths

Hello Southbound, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Those instructions there are fine, but just a bit vague. OPTION THREE in the tutorial below can help give you only the SFC results to help make it easier to go through.SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Next, the tutorial below can show you how to extract files from your installation disc to replace any listed files that SFC cannot repair.Extract Files from Windows 7 Installation DVD
Before doing anything, please post back and upload your sfcdetails.txt file to see what all may be wrong, and if it any file that cannot be repaired is worth worrying about.Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
To help interrupt what it says to know the path:Cannot repair member file [l:24{12}]"FWPKCLNT.SYS"
Unable to repair \SystemRoot\WinSXS\Manifests\\[l:24{12}]"FWPKCLNT.SYS"
The first line says that SFC cannot repair the FWPKCLNT.SYS file.

The second line is the path of the file. "SystemRoot" is a variable "%SystemRoot%" that is actually just a shortcut for "C:\Windows". This leaves you with the file path as:C:\Windows\WinSXS\Manifests\FWPKCLNT.SYS
Doing a search on the C: drive for the listed FWPKCLNT.SYS file would help give you all of it's locations if needed as well.

Hope this helps for now,

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after i run winaso registry cleaner/optimizer i get a messeage that i need to delte invalid files path

how do i do that ??????????

A:invalid file paths ???

Do yourself a favor, and if a registry cleaner offers to do something you don't understand, decline. It's far easier to clean the system to death than to actually fix something with a registry cleaner.

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I use WinAso Registry Optimizer; when I run it my computer crashes when it gets to Invalid File Paths, but when I remove the invalid file paths flag, it completes the process just fine. I would like some advice on correcting invalid file paths...thanks.

A:Invalid File Paths

Don't use registry cleaners. If you continue to use them, chances are that crashes will be among the least of your problems. Those things are junk, do only harm, and you should be thankful you were even able to reboot. Performance is not improved by using them, they remove needed entries, and they create their own "errors" so that they can "fix" them, making worse errors in the process.

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A little background first.

I have a shortwave radio that is of a new type where a lot of the functions such as filters, etc. is done via software that resides on the PC.

The radio is mfg. by the WINRADIO company.
The model of the radio is a G31 DDC

After playing with the radio, it automatically Saves the frequencies that you have listened to, and puts them into Memory to be able to recall them later.
The file that it creates is called "User Memory"..

I seem to have the User Memory File in the right place, I think, but the "path" to get there seems to be different.

I have one path of:
Libraries/ Documents/ WINRADIO/ G31 DDC/ User Memory

And another path of:
C:/ Users/ Bob/ My Documents/ WINRADIO/ G31 DDC/ User Memory

They both seem to lead to the correct file of User Memory.

a. My main question: Is there really only one file of User Memory, but two different ways or paths to get to it ?

b. What's with Libraries; I've never set that up ? What are they ?

c. Notice that one path has My "Documents", and the other just "Documents".

If anyone could explain this for me, I would be most appreciative.

Much thanks,

A:Two Paths To The Same File Question ?

A Library doesn’t contain files, but provides a single aggregated view of multiple folders and their contents.

These links may help:

Libraries - Personal and Public User Folders

Windows 7 Libraries: Frequently Asked Questions

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