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crazydiamond

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Recently something changed. When I would go to a site to click on a file, it used to start playing in Windows Media Player instantly. (I am referring to videos).

Now when I click on a file, I get a pop up that ask "Would you like to open the file or save to your computer?"

The "Always ask before opening this type of file" is shaded and checked and I cannot change it.

I have been to the "view files" and everything seems to be ok.

When I click on "open file" I now have to wait for the file to download before viewing. Again, it used to start immediately.

Anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks!
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Open Windows Media Player, click tools, options, file types, click select all, click apply to make it the default player.

If you only want it to play certain file types by default, just tick those and click apply

If you recently installed another Media Player, it is likely to have set itself as the default
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Checked Windows Media Player and the settings were already set as you described.

Checked again folder options and view files etc. and they are ok.

I think it may have something to do with windows update, explorer, etc. but not sure.

I have done searches for couple of days and the only thing I am seeing so far is something to do with service pack 2 and maybe some registry problems. But, I am not sure this applys to me and I am getting confused trying to find a simple explanation for a goof like myself--LOL
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