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Windows 7: little problem with context menu

28 May 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
little problem with context menu

I hope that I can get help at this, as it annoyes me a lot.
Wheh I insert a movie (DVD), and rightclick on the Drive's icon, and select the very first option Play, I just get a small window saying that the file could not be found (??).
It is NOT autoplay I'm looking for, but a way to get the contex menu working again. I can't find any settings in mediaplayer to "reset" the contex menu. It happens after I installed the Danish language pack.

I don't think my very old Clean Sweep for XP is very good to edit the reg.database in Win7 .

Can anybody help? Thanks in advance.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 May 2009   #2

Windows 7 RC (Build 7100)

This is for XP Pro (I'm at work), but I'm pretty sure the menus are not much different.

You have to show the Menu Bar in an explorer window to get Tools to show up, but click on Tools -> then Folder Options -> then the File Types tab.

Find DVD in the list and select it.

Click Advanced button at the bottom.

(If &Play is already listed there, I would say delete it and create a new one. Or you could edit the existing one)

After clicking New or Edit, fill in:
Action: &Play
Application used to perform action: "[Your Path to WMP]\wmplayer.exe" /prefetch:4 /device:DVD "%L"

Click 'Use DDE' checkbox and fill in:
Application: wmplayer
Topic: System

Click Ok. If you want a double-click to run the Play command, click Set Default. Then click Ok twice more.

Reboot for changes to take effect.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 May 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Not quite the same. There is no "file types" tab in Folder option. Just "generel", "view" and "search"
My System SpecsSystem Spec

29 May 2009   #4
Orbital Shark


You might want open regedit and look at


my default value is

"%ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" /prefetch:4 /device:
DVD "%L"

and see if that helps

Note: remove the space between device: DVD
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 May 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thank you very much :) That worked allthough on my rig it is:

The error was, that my commandline looked like this:
"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" /prefetch:4 /device:DVD "%L"

I don't know why it looked for mediaplayer in the 32bit folder?
But it is working now, and I'm happy and singing :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 May 2009   #6
Orbital Shark


Excellent mate, glad to help :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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