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northstar7

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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.


Thanks
 

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northstar7

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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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  • OS
    Windows 8 Consumer
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    Dell Mini 10
    CPU
    Atom
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    2 GB
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    Nvidia
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    USA

gator2013

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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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    windows 8.1 64, LT -Windows 10 Home 64
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    HP 500-075 Desktop + HP 15-f018dx Laptop
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    Intel Core i5 3470 Ivy Bridge 3.2 GHz Quad Core/ LT - i3-4030U 1.9 GHz
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    Foxcon Joshua-H61-uATX
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    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD (DX10.1)
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