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Having an issue with MOV files!! How do I fix this?

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    Having an issue with MOV files!! How do I fix this?

    Hey, having a slight issue with a few MOV files. The second my cursor touches the file in the floder it opens then immediately closes. Can't even delete the files! Anyone know how to sort this?
    Thanks in advance.

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    windows 8.1 64bit

    Assuming you mean .mov those are Quicktime movies. Do you have Quicktime installed?
    Don't know why you cant delete them.
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    Yeah, got quicktime, and i tried deleting an update, but still no joy. Only way i can view them is to right click the folder and play all with VLC.
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    I absolutely HATE having to install another player/viewer for every file type.

    So, I've installed the "K-Lite Codec Pack (Mega)" and I play every file type in Windows Media Player.

    That's another one of those things that need to be kept up to date. I get regular updates via. File Hippo.

    Good Luck!
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    windows 8.1 64bit

    As an Apple user also I have nothing against Quicktime. However, on Windows it's a pain. Personally I'd just convert the files to .m4v or mpeg.
    Video to Video Converter - truly free video converter - convert to MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, M2TS, TS, 3GP,WMV...
    Try this. I use it.
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    What on earth is this? read this again..

    The second my cursor touches the file in the floder it opens then immediately closes. Can't even delete the files!

    you move the mouse cursor on to a video file and it opens and closes? you can't delete files? ! what?!

    how many ghosts are terrorizing computers these days anyway?
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    Sounds like something is installed on your computer that is causing the point and open action.

    Try booting to Safe Mode and see if it still happens. Click on Start then Power, hold down the Shift key and click on Restart.

    If not, use Clean Boot to figure out what is causing it. How to Troubleshoot a Problem by Performing a Clean Boot in Windows 8 and 8.1
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    Windows 8.1 64 bit

    Perhaps select the Repair option for Quicktime or uninstall/reinstall it?
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    Years ago, I was sitting here grousing and grumbling about having to install another player for every kind of AV file.
    My software Guru was here and he heard me, and he suggested that I get and install the "K-Lite Codec Pack".

    I did, but first I UN-installed Quicktime, Real Player and several other mickey mouse players.
    Once the K-Lite Codecs were installed and set up, I've never had to install another player, and I play .mov and many other file types with NO problem at all...... using the Windows Media Player.

    The K-Lite Codec Pack is like so many other programs, that need to be kept up to date. I always get my updates through 'File Hippo'.

    Good Luck,
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