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File icons changed (association issue?)


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I noticed that some of my media files (MP3's) don't show their proper icons as they used to. Just the windows icon. I believe this is due to lost association, but can't find a way to reassociate them. Some files have the WMP icon. Fortuanately, the files still play. But, there's a frustration to seeing the "wrong" icon. Again, thanks for any and all assistance. Kirk.
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Right click one, click properties, click change and set it to open with the programme you want, click apply
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Thanks for the speedy reply ... I'd already done that to no avail. Even tried switching it to other apps ... nuthin. kirk
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Open media player, click tools, options, file types, remove the tick for Mp3 and then click apply, open the programme you want to open them with and set it as the default Mp3 player
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still nuthin ... i use winamp mainly for playing my mp3's, waves, etc... no matter which program I choose as default ... no icon appears to represent that association. what could it be? do you think if I uninstall winamp and reinstall it that might help? kirk
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wouldn't hurt...can you do a screen capture to show us what the icon looks like?
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i'll do the screen capture first in case it's an easy fix ... brb
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here she is

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Close all programs.

download, unzip, double click this file...say yes when it asks to merge into the registry.

reboot.

Did that fix it?

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it did not ask to merge into the registry. it just opened a notepad:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Winamp.File\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\Program Files\\Winamp\\Winamp.exe,1"

Edited by khersee, 10 January 2006 - 06:32 PM.

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go here
http://www.dougknox..../file_assoc.htm

download
REG File Association Fix

install it


Then install the one I sent.

Then
While, your at it, also download and install the following from the above page


Batch File Association Fix (Restore the default associations for BAT files)
EXE File Association Fix (Restore default association for EXE files)
Folder Association Fix (Restore default associations for File Folders)
ICO File Association Fix (Restore the default association for ico files)
MPG/MPEG File Association Fix (Restores default associations for MPG/MPEG files)
TXT File Association Fix (Restore default associations for TXT files)
VBS File Association Fix (Restores default associations for VBS files)
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when you say ...install ... all that happens is that the file opens ... nothing "installs". kirk
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OK ... I uninstalled winamp and reinstalled it and the icons have returned. thanks for all the help. kirk
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Thank You for letting us know
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DOH! Almost had it. After feeling that I "solved" the problem, I went to move onto another problem (failing dvd/cd writers). I plugged in one of the burners I've been having troubles with (see "USB CD/DVD Drives failing") and the icons did their magic disappearing act. Funny though, this time they'll show up in the explorer view of the program I'm loading the music in, but not in Windows Explorer. This is getting frustrating. So, back to "install" fixes? I clicked on the files I d/l'd (recommended above) and nothing "installed". Kirk
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