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Right-click On Folders Opens VLC Media Player

  1. #1

    Posts : 14
    Windows 8 Consumer

    Right-click On Folders Opens VLC Media Player

    For some reason, when I right-doubleclick a folder, instead of the folder opening I get an empty instance of VLC Media Player.

    This started suddenly. I have run Malwarebytes, Avast! Adaware and CCLeaner and none of them can find any virus. I have Outpost Firewall Pro.

    I imported a file I found online called Folder.reg, but it only made matters worse and I had to revert to an earlier backup. Unfortunately, the backup also has this error.

    I'm running Win 8.1 Pro x64 on a desktop.with 32GB memory and an i73770K that is slightly overclocked.

    Any suggestions will be gratefully received.


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  2. #2

    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    Maybe the batch file would help---
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  3. #3

    Posts : 14
    Windows 8 Consumer

    Hi, I appreciate the suggestion, but unfortunately the bat file didn't solve my problem.

    One thing change, though. Now, when VLC Media Player tries to open the folder it gives this message:

    "VLC can't recognize the input's format: The format of 'file:///C:/Users/xxxxxxxxxxx/Desktop/Exercise%20Files/Chap05/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx/script.js' cannot be detected. Have a look at the log for details."
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  4. #4

    St. Augustine
    Posts : 388
    windows 8.1 64, LT -Windows 10 Home 64

    I haven't had time to experiment around with this but could it be something in?

    1. Default Programs

    2. Associate a File Type or Protocol with a Program
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