Old 24th May 2011, 02:41   #1
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Winamp 5.61 invisible, can't find it. Help!

First off thank you in advance for your help in this matter. I downloaded Winamp 5.61 and accidentally changed some setting and now I can't see winamp anywhere other than in the task bar on Win 7. I click it and nothing happens. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling and still have the same results. I even deleted it with Regedit after uninstalling it and get the same result once I reinstall it. Can anyone point me in the right direction on how to resolve this issue? Again, your help is greatly appreciated.
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Old 24th May 2011, 04:24   #2
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So there's a Winamp icon in the system tray? (maybe Winamp Agent)

Can you right-click said icon and checkmark "Main window"?

If you don't see "Main window" in the menu then that means only the Agent is running and not Winamp, in which case, select "Run Winamp" first...

If the problem persists, then make sure winamp.exe isn't running and then go to the %AppData%\Winamp folder and edit winamp.ini in Notepad as follows:


Save winamp.ini

Reopen Winamp

It should now open with the classic main window visible
and you can then switch back to the Bento skin (if that's what you were using before) via the Skins menu.

If Winamp still doesn't appear in Bento skin mode then (with Winamp closed) delete the studio.xnf file (same settings folder),
which will restore all default sizes/positions for all modern skins.
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Old 26th June 2011, 13:48   #3
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This is definitely a bug with the skin (and other modern ones?)

Changing winamp.ini from Bento to blank worked for me.
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Old 12th April 2014, 15:17   #4
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just wanted to say thanks. 3 years after your post and deleting studio.xnf worked for me.
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Old 4th October 2017, 12:53   #5
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To solve the problem, I deleted folder:
C:\Users\<User Name>\AppData\Roaming\Winamp
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