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Windows 7: When I highlight more than 15 files, only option is "Play with WMP"

26 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
When I highlight more than 15 files, only option is "Play with WMP"

So, I go to an album folder from my computer, highlight all the songs, then go to right-click and play. Problem: If I highlight more than 15 to play, instead of 'Open' (which opens MediaMonkey, as that's the program I've chosen for these types of files) says "Add to Windows Media Player list".

Any help here?

Know you must be busy with 8.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 sp1

The following registry value may be modified to choose the number of files that may be selected while maintaining the context menu options.

Name : MultipleInvokePromptMinimum
Type : DWORD
Default : 15 (decimal)
Change to something big. Like 500. Reboot and should be good to go.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Dec 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional

I had this problem for the longest time, soo annoying. Counted the amount of files it took before left click wanted to open them with WMP and the magic number was 15.

I searched my registry for the value stated above and it did not exsist on my machine (Win 8 x64).
I created the above reg value and rebooted. I can now select a whole album and play it in media monkey!

Thank you so much for this!!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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