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Windows 8 trouble with opening music files in Explorer
remm
post Nov 10 2012, 05:52
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The problem started when I 'upgraded' to Windows 8.

Here's what it looks like.
If I double click on a music file in windows Explorer, nothing will happen.
If I right click on a music file, and go Open With, and select foobar2000, the music will play.

This happens for all file types that foobar is associated with. If I associate .mp3 with another music player, I have no trouble opening it.
It makes no difference whether or not foobar is already open at the time.
I have tried reinstalling 1.1.16 and changing the file type associations around, but it fixed nothing.
I also tried installing an older version 1.1.5 I found I had saved (which I knew had worked for me), and it fixed nothing. (meaning that Windows 8 is the problem)

Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
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remm
post Nov 11 2012, 11:31
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Thanks for your reply

This is a normal install. The only extensions I added are Columns UI and Foobar2000 Advanced Controls.
I followed your steps to associate the file formats to Windows Media Player, and I was able to open music normally with that as the default. When I associated .mp3 back to foobar, the problem still exists. The first time I try to open the music with foobar as the default (double clicking on the file on my desktop), the computer thinks for a second (pointer changes to indicate it's working), and then it stops. Any further attempts to open a music file do nothing at all.
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