I had installed a 'video' program - a well known program though I can't
remember the name at the moment, uninstalled it, but it didn't revert the
settings back to Media Player. I did this manually and then everything was
It would be great if in these situations, Windows would prompt the user
with - I see you do not have a program associated with this file - let's
take a look .... instead of simply asking me if I want to save the file to
the hard drive. Had I not known where to look, I would have been really
Problem solved. Thanks.
"zachd [MSFT]" <zachd@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> Do you have Nero on this system? I'd be interested in knowing what third
> party player might have caused this by misregistering the file
> association. =\
> Speaking for myself only.
> See http://zachd.com/pss/pss.html for some helpful WMP info.
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
> "Dave Horne" <davehorne@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> No one responded .... but in the meantime I tried a few things and
>> 'solved' my problem.
>> I went to Start \ Default Programs \ Set program access and program
>> defaults ... and reset a few items.
>> In the future I'll have a better idea what to do when this happens again.
>> "Dave Horne" <davehorne@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>>>I noticed that weeks ago I could simply click at a site with an MPEG file
>>>and view it without having to download it.
>>> Now I am forced (at least at one site) to download it. What can I
>>> change of anything to have Vista automatically open it and view it from
>>> the remote site.
>>> Thanks, DH