Old 19th February 2007, 03:16   #1
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When Right Click -> Missing Winamp Commands

Hello,

All my Winamp commands have disappeared when I right click my music/video files. The only commands are to play/enque in Windows Media Player.

Can someone explain or provide a link to fix this problem?

I have uninstalled and reinstalled Winamp but this does not fix the problem.

Thanks!


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Power/Magic ISO bug. Solution here:
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread....69#post2259869
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Old 20th February 2007, 00:37   #2
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Winamp > Ctrl+P > General Preferences > File Types
Are file types associated?
Is 'Show Winamp in folder context menu in Windows Explorer' checkmarked?

Winamp > Ctrl+P > General Preferences > Jump to File > Shell Options tab
Under 'Windows Explorer Menu Control' make sure the items you want in the context menus are highlighted.

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Old 21st February 2007, 04:47   #3
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Thanks for the response JM, but the Winamp commands still do not show up when I right click. Do you have any other ideas to fix this?
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Old 21st February 2007, 20:22   #4
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Please provide system & Winamp specs.

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Old 23rd February 2007, 19:52   #5
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Ok.

Specs:

Intel 2 Duo Processor E6700 (2.66GHz,1066FSB) with 4MB cache
2GB DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz
256MB NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS
320GB (2x) Serial ATA 2 Hard Drive (7200RPM) in Raid 0
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
Sound Blaster Audigy MB Audio
DirectX 9.0c
Bundle Winamp v5.32 (x86)
Separate Setting for Winamp install

System Specs

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:42:04 PM, on 2/23/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

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C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
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C:\Program Files\Alcatel\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe
C:\Program Files\Razer\Krait\razerhid.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
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C:\Program Files\Razer\Krait\razerofa.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM+\AIM+.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools\daemon.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM+\AIM+.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AIM\AIM95_c1\aim.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\NOTEPAD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop Lightroom\apdproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\TheDr\Desktop\hijackthis.exe

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O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\ssv.dll
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O11 - Options group: [INTERNATIONAL] International*
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O23 - Service: Creative Labs Licensing Service - Creative Labs - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Creative Labs Shared\Service\CreativeLicensing.exe
O23 - Service: FLEXnet Licensing Service - Macrovision Europe Ltd. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: NBService - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
O23 - Service: Remote Packet Capture Protocol v.0 (experimental) (rpcapd) - Unknown owner - %ProgramFiles%\WinPcap\rpcapd.exe" -d -f "%ProgramFiles%\WinPcap\rpcapd.ini (file missing)
O23 - Service: StarWind iSCSI Service (StarWindService) - Rocket Division Software - C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe
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Old 24th February 2007, 22:07   #6
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I can not find any "red flags" that would explain the issue. Anyone else?

Maybe there is some funkiness with the separate/per-user setting.

Do you have any third party Winamp plug-ins?
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Old 27th February 2007, 03:40   #7
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I tried on both types of user settings but it does not fix the problem.

I do not use any 3rd party plug-ins.

Here's a picture of my command window when I right click an mp3 file:
[img=http://img93.imageshack.us/img93/3843/winampprob1lg4.th.jpg]
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Old 27th February 2007, 03:43   #8
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h**p://img93.imageshack.us/img93/3843/winampprob1lg4.jpg
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Old 27th February 2007, 03:44   #9
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Could I edit the registry to add the Winamp commands back in? Would you know how to do this?
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Old 27th February 2007, 07:08   #10
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I can't spend any time debugging for you this moment (need to get to sleep)

But this thread should provide you with some reference information you can use to remove/add context menu items.
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Old 27th February 2007, 16:48   #11
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Thanks for the response.

Here's going to Tools->Folder Options->Filetypes->MP3s:
h**p://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3379/winampprob2bo4.jpg

Enque is listed along w/ the other commands for Winamp that should show up when right clicking a Winamp file.

However..

Here's what ShellExView displays:
h**p://img372.imageshack.us/img372/5423/winampprob3pj2.jpg

Winamp isn't even listed.

Do you know why?
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Old 27th February 2007, 17:29   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by phumanchew
Here's what ShellExView displays:
h**p://img372.imageshack.us/img372/5423/winampprob3pj2.jpg

Winamp isn't even listed.

Do you know why?
I don't think Winamp should be listed. I know it isn't for me in ShellExView. I don't think Winamp creates it's context menu items the same way as Media Player,
and it was for Media Player that I originally provided the link to ShellExView.
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Old 27th February 2007, 17:34   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by phumanchew
Thanks for the response.

Here's going to Tools->Folder Options->Filetypes->MP3s:
h**p://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3379/winampprob2bo4.jpg

Enque is listed along w/ the other commands for Winamp that should show up when right clicking a Winamp file.
The picture of the Edit File Type window says "Winamp Media File" ... but what type of Winamp Media File did you select? Specifically ... what extension?
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Old 28th February 2007, 04:36   #14
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This was specifically for MP3s but it also applies to OGG and WMA files as well.
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Old 28th February 2007, 04:47   #15
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Quote:
Originally posted by phumanchew
This was specifically for MP3s but it also applies to OGG and WMA files as well.
Hmmm. What about your icons? Are your Winamp files showing the right icon
... either the one selected from within Winamp preferences?
... or the one selected from within the Edit File Type window?
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Old 28th February 2007, 11:47   #16
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Download and unzip the attachment.

Run RegQuery.bat (by double-clicking it)

A RegQuery.txt file will appear on your desktop.

Attach it to your next reply here
(attachment feature available via 'Post A Reply' button).

I can't promise anything, but maybe the exported registry keys/strings will show something...
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Old 7th March 2007, 12:59   #17
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I am having the exact same problem as the OP.

Its really annoying. If I go to "registered filetypes" it shows the correct entries that should be in the context menu but they don't show up when I right click on any filetypes - mp3 etc.

The correct icon appears for the file types and when I double click on them they open with winamp.
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Old 7th March 2007, 13:34   #18
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Did you see my post? (ie. the one directly above yours)
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Old 7th March 2007, 16:01   #19
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Yep, heres the output text file.
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Old 7th March 2007, 18:05   #20
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Please see first post for link to fix
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Old 8th March 2007, 05:58   #21
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It didnt work.

Im gonna uninstall nero, VLC and WMP and reinstall winamp again to see if that does something.

Have to catch a flight now so it will be later today. Will let you no if that does anything.
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Old 8th March 2007, 09:24   #22
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Hmm... the plot thickens.

Most strange.

What is your Windows OS? Is it Win XP sp2?
Did you setup Winamp with shared settings for all users, or separate settings?
Including a List of Plugins (via my_plugins_list.txt) will reveal this information.

Could you please also provide a screenshot of your current rt-click context menu (ie. for when you rt-click on an mp3 file in Windows Explorer).

Did you try rebooting after applying the regfix? (might be required)

Definitely keep us informed here, because we would really like to get to the bottom of this.
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Old 12th March 2007, 02:47   #23
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I am having the exact same problem. I can pinpoint it with 99% accuracy to a Nero related issue as I just upgraded Nero (7751) about the same time this started happening.

When installing Nero I unchecked all file type associations so I'm not sure why it would be doing this. I looked for file type listings in Nero just now but can't find the list, even tho there should be none associated with it if it followed my installation instructions properly.

None of my settings in Winamp (5.31 Pro) have been changed from when it worked before the reinstall of Nero. It is still set in the options to show all Winamp related choices in the context menu. But none do. As well, all related file types are checked to allow Winamp to open them, both in Winamp and Windows (XP Pro). The only type I'm trying to open is MP3 however.

Not wanting to use any of the possibly personalized registry keys above can someone advise how to get Winamp back in the context menu? I'll post whatever screens are needed or anything else. Awaiting your reply to get this resolved. Thx!
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Ok, I uninstalled Nero and Winamp. Did a registry clean and reboot. Upgraded to Winamp 5.33 Pro. Still having the exact same problem. Winamp is set up to show in the context menu but it simply won't.
Here are some screens to show you what it shows me:





The Winamp options used to be at the very top of the context menu where the WMP options are now. The WMP options were never there until the Winamp options disappeared. No audio files are associated with WMP, or any other program. Any ideas how to restore the Winamp options to the menu?
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Old 13th March 2007, 09:53   #25
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Ok, so we've got the requested RegQuery results from noelmul
and we've got the requested screenshots from Diaboyos
but we haven't got both from both, if you know what I mean.
This doesn't make it any easier to diagnose the problem.

@ Diaboyos
It looks like "Open With" is set as the default action for you.

Can you try deselecting all (Winamp > Prefs > File Types, click 'None'), then just manually select MP3, OGG, WMA, and one or two others that you want Winamp to be the default player for.

I know that in Vista, Winamp gets blacklisted if MAT (rare WAV waveform) and MDZ (compressed MOD module) are associated, because Microsoft regards these to be potentially dangerous filetypes (MDZ is also an MS Access Wizard Template, and MAT is also an MS Access Table Shortcut).

Other than that, I'm still pretty much baffled.

It usually suggests a bug or undesired behaviour in another program which adds to the shell context menus, in your case one of:
Easy CDDA Extractor
AVG
AntiVir
Winrar
a-squared
Power/Magic ISO

and as Power/Magic ISO is at the bottom of the list in your menu,
then I'd place that as the number 1 suspect...
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Old 13th March 2007, 18:19   #26
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Ok I tried choosing none for associated file types and went back and just chose MP3, FLAC, and WAV. Still nothing in the context menus.
Here's a copy of my RegQuery results. Hope they help!
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Old 13th March 2007, 21:24   #27
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Okay, I'm still a bit baffled here, but I've not given up yet.

The only comparisons I can see is that you've both got VLC, Winrar and Power/Magic ISO installed. There's no other apparent common denominators...

I know you (Diaboyos) said you'd upgraded Nero (which was my initial main suspect), but I don't see any reference to it in the RegQuery output (probably because you also said you've uninstalled it since, heh).

Power/Magic ISO maybe...?

/me goes away to have another rethink....

ps. Can you let me know how comfortable you are with manually editing the Registry.
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Old 14th March 2007, 03:11   #28
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We can rule out both VLC and Winrar. I uninstalled both of them, cleaned the registry, did a reboot and nada. Uninstalled Winamp, cleaned registry, reboot, installed 5.31 again, nada. Same process once again, reinstalled 5.33. Nada.
I actually had already reinstalled Nero before I did the RegQuery. I uninstalled it and confirmed that didn't fix the problem so I reinstalled it. So it was installed when I performed the RegQuery.
Just now I tried the process here:

Quote:
* Select Folder Options from the Tools menu in My Computer or Explorer, and click the File Types tab.
* Highlight the desired file type, and click Advanced.
* Here, you can specify a new name for this file type (to be listed in the type column in Explorer), as well as the default icon for files of this type.
* In the box entitled Actions, is a list of the customizable context menu items. The bold item is the default (the action carried out when you double-click on a file of this type).
* You can add new items, change the default action, and remove unwanted items here. For new items, simply specify the program with which you want the action carried out.
It confirmed all context menu options are enabled within Windows as well, as shown here:



This is for an MP3 file. The default option of Play In Winamp does work with a double click, but, of course, no Winamp options are listed in the menu still so I can't highlight several tracks and choose to play just those.

What kind of a regedit did you have in mind?
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Old 14th March 2007, 10:28   #29
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Both Diaboyos and phumanchew (original poster) have got PowerISO / MagicISO in their context menu... not sure how significant that is though, but the two screenshots bear a striking resemblance:

http://img93.imageshack.us/img93/384...mpprob1lg4.jpg
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j294/Diaboyos/3.jpg


When you view a folder of mp3, ogg, wma, flac etc files, does Windows Explorer say that the Type is "Winamp Media File" (eg. when you mouseover a file, or if you set the folder to "Details" view and look at the "Type" column)?


The only other things I can think of trying, for now, are:

1) To unregister the WMP shell extensions via:

Start > Run > regsvr32 /u wmpshell.dll

Running that command will remove all the Windows Media Player entries from the context menus.

(note, you can re-register later if you want by running the command again, but without the /u switch, ie. regsvr32 wmpshell.dll)

2) Removing the current ones, then creating new registry keys for MP3, OGG, FLAC, WMA

eg. Remove HKCR\.mp3
Recreate HKCR\.mp3
Set default value as eg. Winamp.MP3
Create HKCR\Winamp.MP3
Set the default shell action, and add the other actions
etc

Let me know if you want to try this method.

Also note that it will mean you'll have to de-select those file extensions (mp3, wma, ogg, etc) in Winamp > Prefs > File Types first, before running the .reg fix file.

The only other slightly tricky part (on my behalf) is that Diaboyos' Winamp is installed in E:\Program Files\Winamp instead of C:\Program Files\Winamp, which means that I'll have to do a separate auto RegFix file for Diaboyos, and a universal one for everyone else who's got Winamp installed in the default dir...

3) Uninstall Power/Magic ISO
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Old 14th March 2007, 16:56   #30
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When you view a folder of mp3, ogg, wma, flac etc files, does Windows Explorer say that the Type is "Winamp Media File" (eg. when you mouseover a file, or if you set the folder to "Details" view and look at the "Type" column)?
Yes, all MP3's are listed as Winamp Media Files. And they all open in Winamp when double-clicked.

I checked in the Shell folder of the registry last night for Winamp and all the context items are there (Bookmark, Enqueue, and Play). Can't understand why they won't show up in the menu!
Is the Shell folder where all context items are supposed to be listed or just some? Because WMP isn't listed there at all, but it has items in the context menu. Nor are the anti-virus, spyware programs etc.
The only other program I see in the Shell folder is EZCD-DA Extractor, and its options are working in the menus, and an entry labeled Find. Is Find the Open With option?

Hmm, I just discovered something while looking through the registry and randomly right clicking items in My Computer. Very odd. The Winamp options in the context menus are working when right clicking a folder, but still not on individual files, or groups of highlighted files. I've never right clicked a folder and tried to do it that way before, even when it was working fine, I just did individual files or groups of files, so I don't know if this is something new or if it's always been there. This is the context menu of a folder containing MP3's.



OK, so it works for folders. How can we get it back to working on individual files?
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Old 14th March 2007, 21:03   #31
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please see first post for link to the fix
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Old 14th March 2007, 22:31   #32
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Hmmm....

Are any of you using Stuffit Deluxe, by any chance?
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=267797
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Old 16th March 2007, 06:25   #33
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Ok, sorry it took so long to post back. That was harsh.

I did the regfix. As soon as I rebooted the computer my Internet decides to go out on me so I'm thinking something's screwed up. Takes all night for it to come back on.

The regfix didn't fix the problem. It did, however, delete 4 programs from the start menu, and force me to reinstall 2 others for corruption lol. Add on top of that the Internet outage and it wasn't fun at all.

I have the Enqueue, Bookmark and Play entries for Winamp in this registry location:
[HKCR\Directory\Shell\]

But nothing about Winamp here.
[HKCR\Directory\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\]

Under this one I have the two entries for WMP that show up in the context menu, but nothing about Winamp.
[HKCR\SystemFileAssociations\Directory.Audio\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\]

But under:
[HKCR\SystemFileAssociations\.mp3\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\]
there is nothing there.

Would the info from this program be of any help?
h**p://windowsxp.mvps.org/fileextinfo.htm

Or here?
h**p://windowsxp.mvps.org/context_folders.htm

What do you think about method 2 on this page?
h**p://windowsxp.mvps.org/slowrightclick.htm

On a side note, what happened to the other people with this problem? Did they get it fixed or give up? They never respond!

Thx for all the help thus far man! Imagine how much we'll have learned by the time it's fixed!
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Old 16th March 2007, 10:27   #34
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Hmm, that's strange. None of the modified registry keys from my RegFix should be touching anything to do with the Internet or browser. None of them at all.

Which 4 programs did it remove from the Start Menu exactly?

I removed VLC, but as far as I know, no others.

The reg keys and strings from my RegFix match the ones on my system exactly (except for my path to winamp.exe being in the default C:\Program Files\Winamp location, not E:\ drive), and everything works fine here - so I can only assume
that something is seriously messed up with your registry - but alas, I honestly aren't sure what (you could export the entire HKCR key maybe?)

Both of "HKCR\Directory" and "HKCR\Folder" are for the context menus for Folders only, not for filetypes (ie. for when you right-click an actual folder).

Winamp doesn't add anything at all to the ContextMenuHandlers subkeys, infact it adds nothing to the ShellEx key whatsover.
It only adds to the Winamp.File & Winamp.Playlist keys, and the context menus for it are under Shell, not ShellEx.

Nor does Winamp add anything to the SystemFileAssociations subkeys.
That entire key is registered by Windows, on Windows installation, and refers to all the original default associations for Windows Media Player, Image Viewer, and Zip Folders. I don't think any other programs ever touch that key.

Re: those pages on windowsxp.mvps.org
Yup, I certainly agree that the problem has been caused by the installation of a program with a very poorly coded ContextMenuHandler (ref)

Maybe that ShellExView app might show something... you could try it, and start disabling the listed ContextMenuHandlers, one by one, until the problem dispapears. By using the process-of-elimination method, the last one you disabled will be the culprit.

The FileExtInfo app also looks quite promising. I'm looking into that right now, and will get back to you shortly...

[EDIT]

Yup, let's try some output from FileExtInfo.
Download it, unzip it to a folder of your choice, run it,
Select .MP3 from the list, and click 'View associations for this filetype'.
Attach the FileExtInfo.txt results here.
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Old 17th March 2007, 05:02   #35
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Which 4 programs did it remove from the Start Menu exactly?

The four programs it removed were Yahoo Messenger, Peer Guardian, Spyware Guard, and AVG Anti-Spyware. It also messed up my bandwidth monitoring program BitMeter forcing me to reinstall it.

I removed VLC, but as far as I know, no others.

I had already uninstalled VLC before running the RegFix.
However, in the HKCR\.mp3 section it does show three Winamp entries as well as two VLC entries, even though it's not installed anymore and was never associated with .mp3's.

Under HKCR\.mp3\OpenWithList it shows Audition, Showtime, and WMP.

Maybe that ShellExView app might show something... you could try it, and start disabling the listed ContextMenuHandlers, one by one, until the problem dispapears. By using the process-of-elimination method, the last one you disabled will be the culprit.

I plan on giving that a shot after you've had a chance to look through the FileExtInfo info, if that doesn't help.
Why is VLC still being shown when it's been uninstalled?
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Very annoying issue

I just ran across this exact same issue when I installed winamp 5.33 in Vista Ultimate. The only time the enqueue in winamp option showed up was when right clicking a folder. I finally got fed up with it and ran across this thread when researching it and then decided to start jacking with it a lot more, and finally got it working. I can't tell you 100% without a doubt what the exact cause is, and I only got it working with mp3's since that's all I care about right now.

After playing around with the registry for a while and comparing some things to a known good XP registry, here is the before and after...

Pre-winamp-fixin:
-----------------
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mp3]
"PerceivedType"="audio"
@="WMP11.AssocFile.MP3"
"Content Type"="audio/mpeg"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mp3\OpenWithList]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mp3\OpenWithList\ShowTime.exe]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mp3\OpenWithProgIds]
"MP3File"=hex(0):
"WMP11.AssocFile.MP3"=hex(0):

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mp3\PersistentHandler]
@="{098f2470-bae0-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mp3\ShellEx]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mp3\ShellEx\{b0450a3b-6bcb-468e-a6c1-eba9c8c0c586}]
@="{d1d82552-50db-4c62-9c46-235230826f****"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mp3\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11D1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]
@="{9DBD2C50-62AD-11D0-B806-00C04FD706EC}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mp3\ShellEx\{e357fccd-a995-4576-b01f-234630154e96}]
@="{9DBD2C50-62AD-11D0-B806-00C04FD706EC}"



Post-winamp-fixin:
------------------
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mp3]
"PerceivedType"="audio"
@="Winamp.File"
"Content Type"="audio/mpeg"
"Winamp_Back"="mp3file"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mp3\OpenWithList]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mp3\OpenWithProgIds]
"MP3File"=hex(0):

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mp3\PersistentHandler]
@="{098f2470-bae0-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mp3\ShellEx]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mp3\ShellEx\{b0450a3b-6bcb-468e-a6c1-eba9c8c0c586}]
@="{d1d82552-50db-4c62-9c46-235230826f****"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mp3\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11D1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]
@="{9DBD2C50-62AD-11D0-B806-00C04FD706EC}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mp3\ShellEx\{e357fccd-a995-4576-b01f-234630154e96}]
@="{9DBD2C50-62AD-11D0-B806-00C04FD706EC}"


HOWEVER, making those changes and rebooting weren't enough to fix it immediately. I tried going to the winamp preferences and removing all file associations, deselect 'Show Winamp in folder context menus in Windows Explorer' with the intention of trying to 'reset' them so I could re-enable them as well as enable the winamp agent, but the changes I made never stuck for some reason and was very frustrating. When I finally thought there was no use continuing to work on it, I right clicked an mp3, Open With, Choose Default Program (even though it even showed winamp as the default), and clicked on winamp anyway. Obviously the file opened in winamp, but immediately after that I saw all my mp3 file icons change to winamp icons as they FINALLY completely associated with winamp. Now I get the winamp context menu items.

I had tried doing the Choose Default Program method when I first noticed this problem a couple days ago along with all the other obvious methods to get file association set correctly, but it didn't work until after the registry edits.

Hope this information can be of use to getting this resolved for all of you as well. UGGH, what an annoying issue!
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Old 17th March 2007, 11:15   #37
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I don't see anything in that fileextinfo log which can be causing the problem.
Everything looks ok to me... well, except for the mime association missing (which affects how browsers handle mp3 streams)

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.MP3]
"Content Type"="audio/mpeg"
"PerceivedType"="audio"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MIME\DataBase\Content Type\audio/mpeg]
"Extension"=".mp3"

and something has deleted the original Windows key for mp3, ie. the one used when mp3 is associated with Windows Media Player

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mp3file]

and this key (and subkey/strings) is missing, maybe because you unregistered wmpshell.dll, but again, that shouldn't affect anything (infact, none of the missing keys/strings I've referenced in this post should be contributing to this problem).

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\audio]


VLC isn't referenced in the FileExtInfo log, apart from in this one string:

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.MP3]
"Winamp_Back"="VLC.mp3"

What that key/string will do is: when you deselect MP3 from Winamp > Pref > File Types (or when you uninstall winamp), the registry will reset the default mp3 key back to "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.mp3", which probably no longer exists.


What I suggest that you try doing is:

Go to Windows Media Player > Options > File Types
Reassociate MP3, WMA (and OGG & FLAC, if listed) with WMP
Close Options & WMP

This should fix the registry keys/associations

Then try to reassociate those filetypes with Winamp, via:
Winamp > Prefs > File Types


If the problem persists, then you're going to need to find out which program it is with the bad shell extension via ShellExView. Start with disabling the WMP Shell contexts, because something is definitely wrong there.


ps. By the way, I still can't see how my regfix could've done any of those things that you described. It just shouldn't have been possible, because it doesn't touch any of those areas or programs. But it does confirm to me that there must be quite a few errors/anomalies within your registry, heh. You did only run the Diaboyos_RegFix.reg and NOT the Default_RegFix_WinXP.reg, yes?
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Old 17th March 2007, 11:55   #38
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So you reckon it was Nero (showtime.exe) which caused the problem for you as well?

Has Nero become the new Real Player or something?


Sure, another method to try would be the old 'Open With' trick (right-click an MP3 > Open With > Choose Program), select Winamp from the list and checkmark 'always use this program', which will just make 'Open' the default action (ie. making 'Open' to be the equivalent of 'Play in Winamp').

The key to the fix is to just get 'Open' back in the context menu (instead of 'Open With' being the bold/default action), so yeah, I can see your method working. Once 'Open' is back in the list, then you should be able to reassociate with Winamp the proper way (via: Winamp > Prefs > File Types) and get all the other entries back.

ps. The 'Show Winamp in folder context menus in Windows Explorer' setting in Winamp Prefs is for when you right-click on actual Folders, not for File Types.
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I just reproduced it on wav files and took screen shots.

In order with filename descriptions:

http://techiecenter.com/winamp-issue...as_default.jpg

http://techiecenter.com/winamp-issue...menu_still.jpg

http://techiecenter.com/winamp-issue...ault_again.jpg

http://techiecenter.com/winamp-issue/fixed.jpg


It is the '(Default)' reg key for each file type that is not getting set when you attempt to set winamp as the default, so it doesn't ever stick as the default though the gui interfaces show that it is the default other than the file icon and the registry key. manually changing that registry key and trying to set as default again has done the trick for me and vista.

"ps. The 'Show Winamp in folder context menus in Windows Explorer' setting in Winamp Prefs is for when you right-click on actual Folders, not for File Types."

Yeah, I know the name says it all I mentioned it because both Diaboyos and I were only able to get the 'enqueue in winamp' option when right clicking folders. Just thought it was relevant information to pass on.
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