Default File Open Action Changed

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  1. blksith0

    blksith0 Senior Member

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    Strange behavior from windows here.
    Normally opening an mp3 file would simply open Winamp, but now it opens another program, Switch Sound Converter.
    So I go into Winamp and see that all the audio types are associated with Winamp already... but I'll re-set them to just be sure.
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    So now in Windows Explorer I try to open the mp3 file again, but it's still opening with the Converter.
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    And notice that the default action here is Switch, but Open is under it, and that one open's Winamp correctly.
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    So maybe the solution here is to wipe whatever registry entries I need to and start from scratch, if so, how would I do that?
     
  2. strollin

    strollin Senior Member

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    Have you used the "Open with->Choose default program" option to set Winamp as the program you want to open mp3s?
     
  3. blksith0

    blksith0 Senior Member

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    Well that should work normally, but it gives some strange behavior as well. There are two noticeable oddities in this process.
    So this is what happens from Right Click > Open With > Choose Default Program
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    Notice window #1. That shouldn't happen, normally Open With dialogues go straight to window #2, right? Why doesn't Windows know what to open it with when it clearly is associated with Winamp?

    So then after setting it, this happens
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    I mean, it works, but the icon has changed to some default audio icon, and I would have to manually do this for EVERY audio type, whereas Winamp should be setting it itself.

    So what do you think?
     
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    davidhk129 Senior Member

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    whs Extraordinary Member

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    Whatever Winamp says is irrelevant. You have to restore the file associations in the system. Follow the link that David posted.
     
  7. blksith0

    blksith0 Senior Member

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    Thank you for the replies everybody. It turns out there were more options in Winamp that had to be set. This thread explains it.
     

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