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Windows 8 trouble with opening music files in Explorer
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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post Nov 11 2012, 11:10
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Is this normal installation and not a portable install? If it's normal installation, open Default Programs -> Set your default programs, select Windows Media Player and click on the "Set this program as default" to associate common formats away from foobar. Then select foobar2000 from the list at left and associate formats you want back to it.
If it's a portable install and you associate files manually, it could be that Windows has stored wrong path for the exe in the registry. That can be fixed by removing HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\foobar2000.exe key.
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