Hey Petey, thanks for your reply...
The application I was using in Mac OSX was called Snapper Audio found here: Snapper by Audio Ease
They idea is you can go through folders and it automatically plays audio files found in the browser window....
I know you can import files in ITunes etc and scan through them that way and preview audio in Ableton.
But I was really looking for an app or maybe a plugin for for one of the media players that automatically plays files in the sidebar preview rather than having to click on the wav and then click play on the sidebar.
I have tried 'Extreme Sample Converter' for Windows found here:
EXTREME SAMPLE CONVERTER
but as cool as it is, it plays the files but you can't access them unless you go into another browser window and find the file that way.
Hope that all makes sense!
I know it probably seems a bit inconsequential but was just wondering as I can be a bit of a samplehead and might save some RSI in the future!!
All the best.