all files converted to Windows Media Player

November 27, 2013 at 21:05:23
Specs: Windows Vista
I've somehow converted all of my files in "Documents" to Windows Media Player files.
I've tried a system restore, but am getting an error saying that I don't have a back-up when I know that I do. Any advice???

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#1
November 28, 2013 at 10:41:47
Are they doc files? If you can't see the file type then go to "Control Panel > Folder Options > View" and uncheck Hide extensions for known file types.

What program do they normally open with (Word perhaps)?

You can right click any one of them and set it to open with whatever you like (hence the question) - all files of that type will then re-associate.

There are also fixes around but again we need to know what file type needs attention.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
November 28, 2013 at 15:15:42
This tutorial may help.

File associations corrupted - How to fix ?
http://en.kioskea.net/faq/18112-fil...


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#3
November 28, 2013 at 18:54:48
It's ALL my files... ppt, doc, excel ....I can right click, open with and then select open all like files with this program and that works, but they all still show the little blue square indicating media file.

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#4
November 28, 2013 at 18:56:04
It's all my file types.... doc, ppt, excel etc....I can right click, open with, and then select open all like files with this program, but all still have the little blue square indicating media...ugh

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#5
November 28, 2013 at 19:34:55
If I'm reading you right then the programs work but have the wrong icon?
If so this is not really a file association problem in the normal sense of the words but rather a case of wrong icons.

It is possibly a problem with the icon cache. You could try this:
Make sure you are set to show hidden files then go to:
"C:\Documents and Settings\Local Settings\Application Data".
Delete the file IconCache then restart the computer.

It might take a few restarts for this to settle out. There is a registry fix to increase the icon cache but if the above action doesn't help then it is probably not a cache issue at all.


Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#6
November 28, 2013 at 23:34:47
When you select 'open all like files' do those file types work correctly after that even though the icons are wrong or does WMP open when yoiu click on them?

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