Old 24th February 2013, 07:02   #1
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Skins not loading in Winamp 5.63

Just did a clean reinstall of Standard/Full Winamp. When I click on a download link for a skin it downloads fine in .wsz format. Winamp detects it as an associated file type, and when I click on it it acts like it is opening it, then asks if I want to install it (the "only install from a trusted source" dialog box), and when I click yes it just reopens Winamp in Classic skin. It does the same thing with every skin I've tried (all modern).
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Old 24th February 2013, 07:25   #2
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Hi Infrasonix,

I assume you are using an OS version more recent than XP. Shutdown Winamp and try copying or moving the downloaded skin file to the Winamp/Skins folder (you may have to deal with an UAC prompt). Then start Winamp and select the skin from the player's right click context menu command.

Or, you could try right clicking on the downloaded skin file and try starting it's installation under Administrator mode.

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Old 24th February 2013, 13:19   #3
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Yes, I forgot to mention i am running Windows 7 64-bit. Manually dragging the skin files into Winamp's Skins folder did fix the problem, the skins load now. Hope the guys at Winamp can get auto-functionality for this worked out in the future. Thanks for the quick reply!
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