Old 13th January 2006, 15:21   #1
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Windows Shell Extension?

'Ello,

I've recently had to reinstall my machine and with it my Winamp (now v5.12). With my old Winamp (v5.something) I could rightclick a folder or file and have the option to Enqueue that folder/file in Winamp. Now I cant.

Help plx!
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Old 13th January 2006, 15:50   #2
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What's your Windows OS ?

The relevant settings in Winamp are:

Winamp > Prefs > File Types

For folder rt-click menus:

Checkmark: Show Winamp in folder context menus in Windows Explorer

For individual file type extensions, select the extensions you want to be associated with Winamp in the Associated File Types list (eg. mp3, wav, ogg, etc).

If that doesn't work, then please read this first before replying.
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Old 13th January 2006, 16:31   #3
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Right, Sorry.

Mainboard: VIAK8T/AWRDACPI
CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+
Memory: 1024MB RAM
Sound device: Realtek AC'97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio Controller (onboard)
Video device: Radeon 9700 Pro
Windows OS: XP Pro (5.1, Build 2600)
Direct X version: DirectX 9.0c

The checkbox for 'Show Winamp in folder context menues in Windows Explorer' is checked. Yet no Winamp options are available in said context menues.
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Old 13th January 2006, 16:41   #4
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The reg file in the attached zip should add the folder context menus.

If you want the winamp context menus for individual filetypes as well, then you'll need to tell me which ones, eg. mp3, wav, ogg, m4a, aac, wma, etc.

If the problem persists, please attach a zipped hijackthis log & my_plugin_list.txt
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Old 13th January 2006, 17:27   #5
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I ran the reg file you suplied, no luck.

This is a screenshot of the rightlick menu for a music folder:
http://mryen.frac.dk/MrYen_rtclk_menu.bmp
The 'Add to Now Playing List' and 'Add to Playlist...' options are both for Windows Media Player.
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Old 13th January 2006, 18:25   #6
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The Hijackthis log

I haven't touched the plugins and I dont know how to export a list if thats what you need.
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Old 13th January 2006, 18:26   #7
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Some program you've installed has modified the Directory and/or Folder registry key(s), so that entries under those keys are not being recognized. What program is it that added "Empty Recycle Bin" (not a default WinXP entry) and removed "Open", "Browse", "Search", which should all be there by default? This is why I asked for a HJT log, which might reveal something (but again, might not).

Download and unzip my attachment. Run the RegQuery.bat file.
A RegQuery.txt file should appear on your desktop.
Stick that file plus your HijackThis log into one zip, and attach the zip to your next reply here.
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Old 13th January 2006, 18:46   #8
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RegQuery.txt and hijackthis.log
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Old 14th January 2006, 12:14   #9
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Ok, there's definitely something strange going on there, but alas, I'm not certain what's causing it (though I can assure you that Winamp isn't to blame).

Your registry refers to all of the following entries, which should also be in your folder rt-click context menu, but aren't:

Open
Explore
Command Prompt Here
Search
Add to Winamp's Bookmark list
Enqueue in Winamp
Play in Winamp
Add to VLC media player's Playlist
Play with VLC media player

All I can think is that there's a bug in one of the programs/apps which DOES appear in your context menu, and this is causing other entries not to appear.

Start by trying to disable some of the other ones, eg...

IrfanView > Properties > Extensions tab
Uncheck "Add 'Browse with IrfanView' for Drives and Folders to shell menu".
I find it strange that this entry is bolded in your screenshot (ie. which means it is the default action). Do all folders open in Irfan View or something when you double click them?
Anyway, uncheck that setting, and maybe checkmark "Add IrfanView to 'Send To' shell menu" instead (so you can then browse folders in IrfanView by selecting: Send To > IrfanView).

I'm pretty certain that 7-Zip isn't the cause of the problem (because I use it too), but make sure you've got the very latest 4.32 verison.

I'm not sure what TuneUp Shredder is, but I assume it's a fileshredder for permanently destroying sensitive data etc. See if there's an option in TuneUp Shredder to remove it from the Shell menu.

Again, I doubt if WinRAR is the cause of the problem, but you never know.

That only leaves Norton and AVG.
I'm not saying that this is the cause, but it is NOT recommended to have two different realtime AntiVirus apps installed, because it will certainly lead to conflicts, and will also bog your system down. It's recommended to choose one to keep, and uninstall the other (c/o Add/Remove Programs Control Panel).

Although they're not currently visible, you could also try removing the VLC context menus. I couldn't personally find an option for this via: VLC > Settings > Preferences, so if it comes to it, then it looks like you'll need to manually remove the relevant keys from the registry instead.

I'm really not sure what else to suggest at the moment...
apart from to wish you good luck, and let us know how it goes.
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Old 14th January 2006, 12:48   #10
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Hmm. Might be time for a fresh Windows install and a revision of programs to install.

Thanks for everything m8. I'll return when/if I manage to get it working.
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