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Darnzerf
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Since: Jul 08, 2007
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2007 5:44 pm    Post subject: Windows Media Player Cannot Access the File
Archived from groups: microsoft>public>windows>vista>music_pictures_video (more info?)

Every time I try to open up a video in WMP, it get this error saying:

"Windows Media Player cannot access the file. The file might be in use; you
might not have access to the computer where the file is stored, or your proxy
settings might not be correct."

The video still plays in the background, but I can't hear sound. I can't
listen to my music in Itunes either. I'm pretty sure that that it's not the
first thing in the error message., and the file is stored on my computer. As
for the third one, I'm not sure.

It also says I'm not on a network, when I was yesterday.

This all started when I downloaded AIM 6.0.
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deannajean



Joined: Aug 15, 2007
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 1:42 am    Post subject:

Can anyone please tell me if there was ever a solution to this problem. Because I am having the exact same problem, and after googling my heart out I remain at a loss as to what to do. There seems to be no solution, so if anyone knows anything about one, I would be eternally grateful for some help. Confused
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Yami



Joined: Oct 12, 2007
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 6:19 am    Post subject:

I'm having the same problem and it was right after I downloaded the newest version of AIM. Please help
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Yami



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 6:26 am    Post subject:

I HAVE THE ANSWER. after searching a while I found a fix that acutally worked
You go to : Control Panel>Hardware and Sound>Sound and then something should pop up saying certain enhancements are interfering with something Terminate the program? Click yes and your problem should be solved


Edit: more better explanation
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Crowmeister



Joined: Oct 30, 2007
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:00 pm    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

wow, that worked! Thanks!

AIM 6 was causing the same problem for me... heh.
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deto007



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 7:19 pm    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Yami wrote:
I HAVE THE ANSWER. after searching a while I found a fix that acutally worked
You go to : Control Panel>Hardware and Sound>Sound and then something should pop up saying certain enhancements are interfering with something Terminate the program? Click yes and your problem should be solved


Edit: more better explanation


THIS WORKS!!!! thanks Yami
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queenbee



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 4:15 am    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

This worked for me too! Thanks!
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alby13



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:50 pm    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Yami wrote:
I HAVE THE ANSWER. after searching a while I found a fix that acutally worked
You go to : Control Panel>Hardware and Sound>Sound and then something should pop up saying certain enhancements are interfering with something Terminate the program? Click yes and your problem should be solved


Edit: more better explanation



IT WORKED!!! THANK YOU, THIS WAS DRIVING ME CRAZY!

I signed up just to post this.
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trippin7464



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 8:42 am    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Yami wrote:
I HAVE THE ANSWER. after searching a while I found a fix that acutally worked
You go to : Control Panel>Hardware and Sound>Sound and then something should pop up saying certain enhancements are interfering with something Terminate the program? Click yes and your problem should be solved


Edit: more better explanation


I registered on this forum just to say the BIGGEST thank you. This was driving me nuts for two days now, and your post helped me out, exactly like you said. Thanks SOO much.

I just wanted to say I don't think it was AIM because this happened randomly. I didn't update AIM and I didn't install anything Instant Messenger related (I even tried uninstalling AIM because thats what it was when this happened to me a couple months ago.)

Anyways thanks so much again!
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spid3rchick



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:06 am    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Thank you so much. You were dead on the money. That nasty problem is over now.



Stupid aim... That's another reason NOT to use aim. Skype ftw!
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NaziruL



Joined: Sep 09, 2008
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:06 pm    Post subject: Not working [Login to view extended thread Info.]

I receive the same error message

"Windows Media Player cannot access the file. The file might be in use, you might not have access to the computer where the file is stored, or your proxy settings might not be correct."

but when I tried opening Sounds in Control Panel, nothing poped-up.
I'm not using any version of AIM.

This happens only with .wmv files. .avi,.mpg, etc are fine.
I'm not hearing any sound nor video.
My iTunes is fine.
I cannot be sure when this started coz I've not played wmv files for quite a while.
But wmv works well in Media Player Classic n Picasa n others.
I'm using Vista.

HELP!!!!! This is driving me crazy!
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Opanka



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:07 am    Post subject: Re: Error Description: Windows Media Player cannot access th [Login to view extended thread Info.]

I have encountered the same problem and have tried everything here, but it's not working. I am trying to play a video clip from soccer club. Here is my full error;
ror Code: C00D11D2 OR 0xC00D11D2
Error Number: -1072885294
Error Description: Windows Media Player cannot access the file. The file might be in use, you might not have access to the computer where the file is stored, or your proxy settings might not be correct.

Will appreciate any help very much.

Thanks
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tp



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 1:32 am    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

This may be too simplistic (coming from a novice) but forget Windows Media Player and everything involved in trying to make it work. Go to TuCows.com or other credible place and search for VLC Media Player - free shareware. Download the program and make it your default program to open wmv files ...by right clicking on the file you are trying to open (after installing VLC), click open with, click CHOOSE DEFAULT PROGRAM, select VCL media player. From now on, you open by default, MWV files with VLC media player, without all the issues your are experiencing with a PREMIER MICROSOFT program Sad ...if you know what I mean.
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catfest



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:27 pm    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Yami,
You are the BEST!!!!! I have been wrestling with this problem for two months! Mad Googled the subject to death. Figured I had a virus that none of my antivirus programs could detect! But your solution works! And to think that it was that "easy" the whole time! Razz Confused THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

FYI, As far as I can tell, my problem started when I "upgraded" to Windows Media Player 11. I wish I could remove it from my system, or roll back to an earlier version, but of course Microsoft makes it near to impossible. Wink
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heidigardner



Joined: Aug 22, 2009
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 5:11 pm    Post subject: still having the same WMP problem [Login to view extended thread Info.]

I am using Windows Vista. I tried the fix that ya'll suggested, but when I go to "control panel" I have a seperate "sound" icon. When I open it there is no pop-up. Any suggestions? Question
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Explorer040



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:21 am    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Go to Control Panel, Click on "Control Panel Home" on left side, Select "Hardware and Sound", Select "SOUND", now you should get the pop up. Click "Yes".
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blazerules



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:56 pm    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Yami, Sad Confused Smile Surprised Very Happy Laughing
THX IT HELPED WITH WINDOWS 7 you have to go to Control panel > Change system sound,then it poped up i clicked yes and BAM it worked damn man i thought i was doomed so much for windows tech support -_-
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maxsel



Joined: Jul 09, 2010
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:26 pm    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

For those of you who are still having trouble with this error, I've found a solution with mine. None of the previous solutions mentioned here helped.

Take this 10 step guide to see if this helps.

1. Right-Click the file that's not working, and go to properties.

2. Click the security tab

3. Go to advance at the bottom.

4. Click continue

5. Click the Administrators user icon, under "names".

6. Click apply. There should be a pop up message that notes that you have taken ownership of the object. Hit ok to that message and then hit ok to the current "Advanced Security Settings" window.

7. [Note: You should now be back on the second window, the advance window from the security properties.]

Click continue again.

8. Uncheck the box beside the message "include inheritable permissions from this object's parent".

You should now get another pop up message that says "Warning: If you proceed, inheritable parent permissions will no longer propagate to this object."

Click the "add" button for that window.

9 Recheck the "include inheritable permissions from this object's parent" and then hit "apply" and "ok". Close the rest of the windows.

10. Start your file up and see if it works. Hopefully this solution will help you.

Also Note: You will need to do this process over for each file that is locked. It can take some time to do alot of files, but at least you know you can get them back working. :p
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