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Windows 7: Problem with the library. Help!!!

29 Jul 2010   #1

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Problem with the library. Help!!!

Hi,

I'm having a problem with my library which is really annoying, I can't access any of my videos, music and pictures. I have this blank page icon and a library-ms extenction. It just happened, acctually I don't even know what happened, I don't know what I did wrong, I don't even know what kind of a question to post. I uploaded this picture and I hope you see the problem.

Thanks in advance!



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29 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 (SP1)
 
 

It appears something broke the Registry that contains the file association data...
Have you used any software that messes with the Registry?
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29 Jul 2010   #3

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
It appears something broke the Registry that contains the file association data...
Have you used any software that messes with the Registry?
Well, I did install some programs recently, like Cyberlink Powerdirector 8 (video editing software) but I don't know if it's messing with the regestry, I also installed a patch for a game, but it is installed on a external hard, so maybe that is causing the problem. Is there anyway to fix this?

Thank you very much!
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30 Jul 2010   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

You might try using the command prompt and type in sfc /scannow then hit enter, which should get your files back in order. Unless something you installed is being persistant as it appears to have broken the Library file associations. I can't imagine what else would cause this problem to occur.
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01 Aug 2010   #5

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
You might try using the command prompt and type in sfc /scannow then hit enter, which should get your files back in order. Unless something you installed is being persistant as it appears to have broken the Library file associations. I can't imagine what else would cause this problem to occur.
I tried the scan, but it didn't help. I also tried downloading "Free Registry Repair" from www.download.cnet.com but that didn't help me either. Do you have any other ideas?
Thank you, really appreciate your help!
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02 Aug 2010   #6

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

you can still access the files from there locations on the computer while you try to solve this problem
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02 Aug 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Igor, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Are you able to access these files from the user folders in the C:\Users\(user-name) folder location?

See if downloading and merging the library-ms option in the tutorial below may be able to fix this for you if a bad association is the issue. It restores all library folder associations.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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02 Aug 2010   #8

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Igor, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Are you able to access these files from the user folders in the C:\Users\(user-name) folder location?

See if downloading and merging the library-ms option in the tutorial below may be able to fix this for you if a bad association is the issue. It restores all library folder associations.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Ooo yes sir, you are the man!
This worked perfectly, and to answer your question, yes I was able to access the files from the users folder. I still don't know what I did wrong, but I'm glad it is now fixed. Thank you very much!!!
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02 Aug 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Igor.

I moved your issue about the webcam to the link below since it's a separate issue that you may get better help in a new post instead.

My laptop web cam stopped working
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