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recently i did a fresh install of windows onto my new SSD drive. I decided to put all the drivers and such on the SSD itself since i do have a 120gb ssd. Now i followed some of these steps on this guide but i didn't do ALL of them/

http://www.overclock.net/t/1133897/windows-7-ssd-tweaking-guide

Yesterday my Windows Media Player icon dissapeared and i couldnt play any of my videos. I then looked in my drive and had to make another shortcut to my player. Im having a problem where i cannot play any videos unless i actually OPEN windows media player then double click on the video file. How do i fix this to where i can auto play files just by double clicking on them and it opening in windows media player?
post #2 of 7
Find the file you want to play, or common ones you play a lot.
Right click, Open With, Choose Default program. Set it to WMP.
Then double click and see if it works.

Sounds like you just need to fix file associations.
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Find the file you want to play, or common ones you play a lot.
Right click, Open With, Choose Default program. Set it to WMP.
Then double click and see if it works.
Sounds like you just need to fix file associations.

i tried the right click the file and the open with doenst show up. ive already tried this. i need to learn how to go into windows media player and set the associations.

these guides tell u what to do but dont tell u whats its for and it causes problems when you started with no problems. For example, a couple things yes,, good for ssd the rest, why? Causing problems when I started with NONE.
post #4 of 7
Ok, that is an old guide. A lot of whats in there is probably outdated currently.
Here is the current guide of stickies on best pratices: http://www.overclock.net/t/1227308/storage-essentials-thread/0_20

As for you current issue, lets try to get this resolved.

Here are the steps:

Start
Control Panel
Programs
Default Programs
Associate a file type or protocol with a program

Find your file type, Highlight it.
Click Change Program (Top Right corner)
Select/Highlight the program you wish to use.
Click OK.

Then close out the rest and try your file.
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once im back at home i will give this a try
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Originally Posted by Rebelord View Post

Ok, that is an old guide. A lot of whats in there is probably outdated currently.
Here is the current guide of stickies on best pratices: http://www.overclock.net/t/1227308/storage-essentials-thread/0_20
As for you current issue, lets try to get this resolved.
Here are the steps:
Start
Control Panel
Programs
Default Programs
Associate a file type or protocol with a program
Find your file type, Highlight it.
Click Change Program (Top Right corner)
Select/Highlight the program you wish to use.
Click OK.
Then close out the rest and try your file.

nope. i go to select Windows media player and wont even show up. For some reason i have two windows media player folders. one in program files and one is program files (x86), can this be a reaosn why?
post #7 of 7
To make it easier. Since you did follow older guide, and you stated its a fresh install. I would wipe and start over with your windows install. But follow the current guides.
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