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"Unable to open item for playback (device is not ready)"
post May 12 2012, 22:16
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First of all, my apologies if this topic already exists; I looked throughout this forum and didn't find anything like it.

As for my problem, I've been using foobar on an old PC for years with no problems. I store all my music on an external hard drive and have always just told foobar to monitor the music folder on that. Today I got a new computer and installed foobar, copying over the config files and all that from my old computer to this one (via my external drive). I've told foobar on this computer to monitor the music folder just like before. It recognizes all my files, no problems. But then when I try to actually play any files, it shows the error in the topic title.

As for specs, Asus X44L-BBK4, Windows 7 Home Premium, foobar v1.1.11. The old computer was a Dell Inspiron 1300 (yeah, it was old) with Windows XP and foobar v1.0.3. The external drive is a Seagate 500 GB USB drive, but I don't know the exact model nor how to check.

Any help is much appreciated!

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post May 13 2012, 02:24
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Have you fixed the permissions from the Properties dialog for the entire partition? I don't know what I used to format it as such, but my large storage drive's default base permissions are Full control for Everyone.

Also, opening as Administrator by default only occurs if you check the administrator permission setting in the compatibility page of the executable's Properties dialog, or if you set it to a Windows 2003/XP or older OS version compatibility mode.
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