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Old 03-11-2007
Michael
 

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Cannot 'open' a DVD
Have a DVD in drive e:
in 'computer' window' I see the DVD and an icon of a disc with DVD on it so
seems to recognize it.
If I double click on the icon I get

This file does not have a program associated with for performing this
action. Create an association in the Set Associations control panel.

This also occures if I right click and select either open or play. Explore
works as expected (can see the folders). Autoplay also works correctly,
starts up WMP11.

I can find setting associations with file type extensions but not 'a DVD in
drive' .

Pointers greatly appreciated.
(vista home premium)

Michael

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Old 03-11-2007
Richard Urban
 

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Re: Cannot 'open' a DVD
What is on the DVD? What exactly are to trying to accomplish?

If you just want to see what files are on the DVD, right click and choose
explore. If it is a video, and you do not have the applicable codec
installed on your computer, inserting the DVD, or double clicking on it,
will likely do nothing.

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"Michael" <mexxwalraven@verson.net> wrote in message
news:3BC359D2-B4F4-4D3F-AAA3-CD80F6306561@microsoft.com...
> Have a DVD in drive e:
> in 'computer' window' I see the DVD and an icon of a disc with DVD on it
> so seems to recognize it.
> If I double click on the icon I get
>
> This file does not have a program associated with for performing this
> action. Create an association in the Set Associations control panel.
>
> This also occures if I right click and select either open or play. Explore
> works as expected (can see the folders). Autoplay also works correctly,
> starts up WMP11.
>
> I can find setting associations with file type extensions but not 'a DVD
> in drive' .
>
> Pointers greatly appreciated.
> (vista home premium)
>
> Michael
>


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How to solve the perpetually irritating "this file does not have a program associated with it..." problem
Hopefully the following should work for you. Copy and paste the following into a text document and save as "dvd.reg", making sure you include the '.reg' extension to save as a registry file type entry. Simply double click on the created file and merge the key into the registry:


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DVD\shell\play]
@="&Play"
"MUIVerb"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74, 00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,\
6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65 ,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,\
00,75,00,6e,00,72,00,65,00,67,00,6d,00,70,00,32,00 ,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,\
2c,00,2d,00,39,00,39,00,39,00,31,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DVD\shell\play\command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Windows Media Player\\wmplayer.exe\" /prefetch:4 /device:DVD "%L"


Note that following this you may need to set Windows Media Player as the default program for DVDs by going into Control Panel - Programs - Default Programs - Set Program And Access Defaults - Custom - Chose A Default Media Player - Windows Media Player. When you double click on the DVD icon now, the dvd will begin to play automatically.

If you are having issues with CDs also, you will need to do the same and integrate the following into the registry:


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AudioCD\shell\play]
"MUIVerb"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74, 00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,\
6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65 ,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,\
00,75,00,6e,00,72,00,65,00,67,00,6d,00,70,00,32,00 ,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,\
2c,00,2d,00,39,00,39,00,39,00,31,00,00,00
@="&Play"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AudioCD\shell\play\command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Windows Media Player\\wmplayer.exe\" /prefetch:3 /device:AudioCD "%L"


Hope all of this helps and I haven't made any mistakes with the keys!
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Old 01-30-2008
bongobob13
 

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Re: Cannot 'open' a DVD

Hopefully the following should work for you. Copy and paste the
following into a text document and save as "dvd.reg", making sure you
include the '.reg' extension to save as a registry file type entry.
Simply double click on the created file and merge the key into the
registry:


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DVD\shell\play]
@="&Play"
"MUIVerb"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00 ,74,
00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,\
6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65
,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,\
00,75,00,6e,00,72,00,65,00,67,00,6d,00,70,00,32,00
,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,\
2c,00,2d,00,39,00,39,00,39,00,31,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DVD\shell\play\command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Windows Media Player\\wmplayer.exe\"
/prefetch:4 /deviceVD "%L"


Note that following this you may need to set Windows Media Player as
the default program for DVDs by going into Control Panel - Programs -
Default Programs - Set Program And Access Defaults - Custom - Chose A
Default Media Player - Windows Media Player. When you double click on
the DVD icon now, the dvd will begin to play automatically.

If you are having issues with CDs also, you will need to do the same
and integrate the following into the registry:


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AudioCD\shell\play]
"MUIVerb"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00 ,74,
00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,\
6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65
,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,\
00,75,00,6e,00,72,00,65,00,67,00,6d,00,70,00,32,00
,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,\
2c,00,2d,00,39,00,39,00,39,00,31,00,00,00
@="&Play"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AudioCD\shell\play\command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Windows Media Player\\wmplayer.exe\"
/prefetch:3 /device:AudioCD "%L"


Hope all of this helps and I haven't made any mistakes with the keys!


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Sorry I posted twice, ignore the one with the stupid smileys. Tried to delete it but it wont let me!

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