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Jaz
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 11:06 pm    Post subject: Music file properties have disappeared in Windows Explorer
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I have thousands of mp3 files on my hard drive. Most have complete ID3
tags. For some odd reason, when I recently opened Windows Explorer (My
Music) to view my files , there is no information showing except the
file name. No Artist, Album Title, Genre, Duration, Bit Rate, etc....
The columns are all present in the folder's Details View, but no
information is displayed.

Also, when I right click on a file and choose properties and the
summary tab the only options are Track Number, Title and Comments even
though I'm chosen the advanced summary option.

When I open these files in Media Player and iTunes all of the
information is still present. It just won't display in Windows
Explorer for some reason.

I've seen other postings with the same problem, but no solution. This
really is bugging me! Any help would be gratefully appreciated.

Thanks
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Ramesh, MS-MVP
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:38 am    Post subject: Re: Music file properties have disappeared in Windows Explorer [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Jaz,

Click Start, Run and type:

regsvr32 shmedia.dll

Press Enter.

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
Windows® XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


"Jaz" wrote in message
I have thousands of mp3 files on my hard drive. Most have complete ID3
tags. For some odd reason, when I recently opened Windows Explorer (My
Music) to view my files , there is no information showing except the
file name. No Artist, Album Title, Genre, Duration, Bit Rate, etc....
The columns are all present in the folder's Details View, but no
information is displayed.

Also, when I right click on a file and choose properties and the
summary tab the only options are Track Number, Title and Comments even
though I'm chosen the advanced summary option.

When I open these files in Media Player and iTunes all of the
information is still present. It just won't display in Windows
Explorer for some reason.

I've seen other postings with the same problem, but no solution. This
really is bugging me! Any help would be gratefully appreciated.

Thanks
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Jaz
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 4:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Music file properties have disappeared in Windows Explorer [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Ramesh,

Following your instructions results in an error message that reads as
follows:

"shmedia.dll" is not an executable file and no registration helper is
registered for this file.

Your help is appreciated

Regards

On Sat, 6 Jan 2007 10:11:09 +0530, "Ramesh, MS-MVP"
wrote:

>Jaz,
>
>Click Start, Run and type:
>
>regsvr32 shmedia.dll
>
>Press Enter.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 10:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Music file properties have disappeared in Windows Explorer [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Jaz,

It looks like the file shmedia.dll is corrupt. Try renaming the file to old_shmedia.dll and let Windows automatically issue a fresh copy from the DllCache folder.

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
Windows® XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


"Jaz" wrote in message
Ramesh,

Following your instructions results in an error message that reads as
follows:

"shmedia.dll" is not an executable file and no registration helper is
registered for this file.

Your help is appreciated

Regards

On Sat, 6 Jan 2007 10:11:09 +0530, "Ramesh, MS-MVP"
wrote:

>Jaz,
>
>Click Start, Run and type:
>
>regsvr32 shmedia.dll
>
>Press Enter.
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Jaz
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 10:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Music file properties have disappeared in Windows Explorer [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Ramesh,

I'm afraid that had no effect. I'm still getting the error message
regarding shmedia.dll not being an executable and no registration
helper available.

One thing I have noticed is that I have a couple of versions of
regsvr32 on my computer. One is in located in C:\windows\system32 and
a larger version is in a folder connected with some Samsung editing
software that came with a mobile phone a few months ago. Don't know if
this is of any relevance!

Your help is much appreciated as this really is annoying me.

Regards


rOn Sat, 6 Jan 2007 17:47:14 +0530, "Ramesh, MS-MVP"
wrote:

>Jaz,
>
>It looks like the file shmedia.dll is corrupt. Try renaming the file to old_shmedia.dll and let Windows automatically issue a fresh copy from the DllCache folder.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 1:14 am    Post subject: Re: Music file properties have disappeared in Windows Explorer [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Jaz,

Suggestions:

1. Try mentioning the full path when registering:

"%windir%\system32\regsvr32.exe" shmedia.dll

2. If you receive the same error again, expand a fresh copy of shmedia.dll from the Windows XP CD.

- - -
Regsvr32.exe file info (from my system)
5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
11.5 KB (11,776 bytes)
- - -


--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
Windows® XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


"Jaz" wrote in message
Ramesh,

I'm afraid that had no effect. I'm still getting the error message
regarding shmedia.dll not being an executable and no registration
helper available.

One thing I have noticed is that I have a couple of versions of
regsvr32 on my computer. One is in located in C:\windows\system32 and
a larger version is in a folder connected with some Samsung editing
software that came with a mobile phone a few months ago. Don't know if
this is of any relevance!

Your help is much appreciated as this really is annoying me.

Regards


rOn Sat, 6 Jan 2007 17:47:14 +0530, "Ramesh, MS-MVP"
wrote:

>Jaz,
>
>It looks like the file shmedia.dll is corrupt. Try renaming the file to old_shmedia.dll and let Windows automatically issue a fresh copy from the DllCache folder.
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Jaz
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 2:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Music file properties have disappeared in Windows Explorer [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Ramesh,

Trying suggestion 1 resulted in the same error message (i.e.
"shmedia.dll" is not an executable file.....).

I then searched my computer for an earlier version of shmedia.dll and
pasted that into system32. Windows automatically overwrites it with
the later version from the dllcache (Version 6.0.2900.2180)

I'm unsure how to expand a fresh copy from the Windows XP CD. Any tips
greatly appreciated.

Kind regards


On Sat, 6 Jan 2007 20:14:32 +0530, "Ramesh, MS-MVP"
wrote:

>Jaz,
>
>Suggestions:
>
>1. Try mentioning the full path when registering:
>
>"%windir%\system32\regsvr32.exe" shmedia.dll
>
>2. If you receive the same error again, expand a fresh copy of shmedia.dll from the Windows XP CD.
>
>- - -
>Regsvr32.exe file info (from my system)
> 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
> 11.5 KB (11,776 bytes)
>- - -
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 11:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Music file properties have disappeared in Windows Explorer [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Jaz,

Try:

"%windir%\system32\regsvr32.exe" "%systemroot%\system32\shmedia.dll"

If that does not help, see:

How to expand Windows XP files from the installation disk:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888017

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
Windows® XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


"Jaz" wrote in message
Ramesh,

Trying suggestion 1 resulted in the same error message (i.e.
"shmedia.dll" is not an executable file.....).

I then searched my computer for an earlier version of shmedia.dll and
pasted that into system32. Windows automatically overwrites it with
the later version from the dllcache (Version 6.0.2900.2180)

I'm unsure how to expand a fresh copy from the Windows XP CD. Any tips
greatly appreciated.

Kind regards


On Sat, 6 Jan 2007 20:14:32 +0530, "Ramesh, MS-MVP"
wrote:

>Jaz,
>
>Suggestions:
>
>1. Try mentioning the full path when registering:
>
>"%windir%\system32\regsvr32.exe" shmedia.dll
>
>2. If you receive the same error again, expand a fresh copy of shmedia.dll from the Windows XP CD.
>
>- - -
>Regsvr32.exe file info (from my system)
> 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
> 11.5 KB (11,776 bytes)
>- - -
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Ivo
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 11:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Music file properties have disappeared in Windows Explorer [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Ramesh,

I have about the same problem as Jaz. Music files (.mp3/.wma/.flac) all
don't have details. Also, all files don't have the usual icons, they just
have standard Windows file icons. I open all my music files with Winamp, so
they should have Winamp Icons.

Movie files (.avi) however are unaffected. They all have details and the
appropiate icons.

I tried all the solutions you gave here; running regsvr32 shmedia.dll went
fine, but didn't change anything. Getting a new one from the dllcache folder
or the Windows XP CD and running regsvr32 shmedia.dll went fine, but didn't
change anything either.

I've had this problem for a while, I believe right after installation, about
6 months ago, though I'm not sure. Many thanks for any help in advance!

Regards,
Ivo
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R. McCarty1
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 11:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Music file properties have disappeared in Windows Explorer [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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If you are Registry savvy, check the path shown for the following
two Registry keys:

HK_Current_User\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\
Explorer\User Shell Folders
-Sub Key "My Music"

HK_Current_User\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\
Explorer\Shell Folders
-sub Key "My Music"


"Ivo" wrote in message

> Ramesh,
>
> I have about the same problem as Jaz. Music files (.mp3/.wma/.flac) all
> don't have details. Also, all files don't have the usual icons, they just
> have standard Windows file icons. I open all my music files with Winamp,
> so
> they should have Winamp Icons.
>
> Movie files (.avi) however are unaffected. They all have details and the
> appropiate icons.
>
> I tried all the solutions you gave here; running regsvr32 shmedia.dll went
> fine, but didn't change anything. Getting a new one from the dllcache
> folder
> or the Windows XP CD and running regsvr32 shmedia.dll went fine, but
> didn't
> change anything either.
>
> I've had this problem for a while, I believe right after installation,
> about
> 6 months ago, though I'm not sure. Many thanks for any help in advance!
>
> Regards,
> Ivo
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 11:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Music file properties have disappeared in Windows Explorer [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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There is no registry key called "My Music" in
HK_Current_User\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\
Explorer\User Shell Folders

And in
HK_Current_User\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\
Explorer\Shell Folders
the registry key "My Music" points to this path:
C:\Documents and Settings\Ivo\my documents\My Music

Hopes this helps, thanks for the assistance.

Regards,
Ivo

"R. McCarty" wrote:

> If you are Registry savvy, check the path shown for the following
> two Registry keys:
>
> HK_Current_User\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\
> Explorer\User Shell Folders
> -Sub Key "My Music"
>
> HK_Current_User\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\
> Explorer\Shell Folders
> -sub Key "My Music"
>
>
> "Ivo" wrote in message
>
> > Ramesh,
> >
> > I have about the same problem as Jaz. Music files (.mp3/.wma/.flac) all
> > don't have details. Also, all files don't have the usual icons, they just
> > have standard Windows file icons. I open all my music files with Winamp,
> > so
> > they should have Winamp Icons.
> >
> > Movie files (.avi) however are unaffected. They all have details and the
> > appropiate icons.
> >
> > I tried all the solutions you gave here; running regsvr32 shmedia.dll went
> > fine, but didn't change anything. Getting a new one from the dllcache
> > folder
> > or the Windows XP CD and running regsvr32 shmedia.dll went fine, but
> > didn't
> > change anything either.
> >
> > I've had this problem for a while, I believe right after installation,
> > about
> > 6 months ago, though I'm not sure. Many thanks for any help in advance!
> >
> > Regards,
> > Ivo
>
>
>
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R. McCarty1
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 11:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Music file properties have disappeared in Windows Explorer [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Then add an "Expandable String Value" entitled My Music
and then modify it's value to the path you listed for Shell
Folders, Reboot - verify Registry Key & Value and then
open your My Music folder and check for Details columns.

"Ivo" wrote in message

> There is no registry key called "My Music" in
> HK_Current_User\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\
> Explorer\User Shell Folders
>
> And in
> HK_Current_User\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\
> Explorer\Shell Folders
> the registry key "My Music" points to this path:
> C:\Documents and Settings\Ivo\my documents\My Music
>
> Hopes this helps, thanks for the assistance.
>
> Regards,
> Ivo
>
> "R. McCarty" wrote:
>
>> If you are Registry savvy, check the path shown for the following
>> two Registry keys:
>>
>> HK_Current_User\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\
>> Explorer\User Shell Folders
>> -Sub Key "My Music"
>>
>> HK_Current_User\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\
>> Explorer\Shell Folders
>> -sub Key "My Music"
>>
>>
>> "Ivo" wrote in message
>>
>> > Ramesh,
>> >
>> > I have about the same problem as Jaz. Music files (.mp3/.wma/.flac) all
>> > don't have details. Also, all files don't have the usual icons, they
>> > just
>> > have standard Windows file icons. I open all my music files with
>> > Winamp,
>> > so
>> > they should have Winamp Icons.
>> >
>> > Movie files (.avi) however are unaffected. They all have details and
>> > the
>> > appropiate icons.
>> >
>> > I tried all the solutions you gave here; running regsvr32 shmedia.dll
>> > went
>> > fine, but didn't change anything. Getting a new one from the dllcache
>> > folder
>> > or the Windows XP CD and running regsvr32 shmedia.dll went fine, but
>> > didn't
>> > change anything either.
>> >
>> > I've had this problem for a while, I believe right after installation,
>> > about
>> > 6 months ago, though I'm not sure. Many thanks for any help in advance!
>> >
>> > Regards,
>> > Ivo
>>
>>
>>
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 2:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Music file properties have disappeared in Windows Explorer [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Ivo,

Download FileExtInfo utility from here.

FileExtInfo - View the association settings for a file type easily:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/fileextinfo.htm

Select .mp3 from the listing, and generate a file association report. Include the contents in your reply.

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
Windows® XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


"Ivo" wrote in message
Ramesh,

I have about the same problem as Jaz. Music files (.mp3/.wma/.flac) all
don't have details. Also, all files don't have the usual icons, they just
have standard Windows file icons. I open all my music files with Winamp, so
they should have Winamp Icons.

Movie files (.avi) however are unaffected. They all have details and the
appropiate icons.

I tried all the solutions you gave here; running regsvr32 shmedia.dll went
fine, but didn't change anything. Getting a new one from the dllcache folder
or the Windows XP CD and running regsvr32 shmedia.dll went fine, but didn't
change anything either.

I've had this problem for a while, I believe right after installation, about
6 months ago, though I'm not sure. Many thanks for any help in advance!

Regards,
Ivo
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 2:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Music file properties have disappeared in Windows Explorer [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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I tried McCarty's solution, but it didn't work, nothing changed.

And here's the report from FileExtInfo:


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
FileExtInfo v1.0 - Log file
1/8/2007 10:27:45 AM

Complete File association information for ---> .MP3
Useful for troubleshooting File association and other problems
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.MP3]
"PerceivedType"="audio"
"Content Type"="audio/mpeg"
@="mp3file"
"Winamp_Back"="PDVDmpgfile"
"MP2.Last"="Custom"
"MPlayer2.BAK"="Winamp.File"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.MP3\OpenWithList]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.MP3\OpenWithList\GSpot.exe]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.MP3\OpenWithList\wmplayer.exe]
@=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.MP3\OpenWithProgIds]
"mp3file"=hex(0):

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.MP3\PersistentHandler]
@="{098f2470-bae0-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.MP3\ShellEx]


[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mp3file]
"PreferExecuteOnMismatch"=dword:00000001
"EditFlags"=hex:00,00,01,00
@="MP3 Format Sound"
"FriendlyTypeName"="@C:\\WINDOWS\\inf\\unregmp2.exe,-9925"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mp3file\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\WINDOWS\\SysWow64\\wmploc.dll,-732"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mp3file\shell]
@="play"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mp3file\shell\open]
@="&Open"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mp3file\shell\open\command]
@=""C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Windows Media Player\\wmplayer.exe"
/prefetch:6 /Open "%L""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mp3file\shell\play]
@="&Play"
"MUIVerb"="@C:\\WINDOWS\\inf\\unregmp2.exe,-9991"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mp3file\shell\play\command]
@=""C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Windows Media Player\\wmplayer.exe"
/prefetch:6 /Play "%L""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mp3file\shellex]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mp3file\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]


[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.MP3]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.MP3\shellex]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.MP3\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.MP3\shellex\PropertyHandler]
@="{875CB1A1-0F29-45de-A1AE-CFB4950D0B78}"


[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\audio]
"TileInfo"="prop:Artist;Album;Duration"
"InfoTip"="prop:Artist;Album;Year;Track;Duration;Type;Bitrate;Protected;Size"
"Details"="prop:Name;Size;Type;Artist;Album;Year;Track;Duration"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\audio\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Windows Media Player\\wmplayer.exe,-120"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\audio\OpenWithList]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\audio\OpenWithList\wmplayer.exe]
@=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\audio\shellex]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\audio\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\audio\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\WMPAddToPlaylist]
@="{F1B9284F-E9DC-4e68-9D7E-42362A59F0FD}"
"CheckSupportedTypes"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\audio\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\WMPPlayAsPlaylist]
@="{CE3FB1D1-02AE-4a5f-A6E9-D9F1B4073E6C}"
"CheckSupportedTypes"=""


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.MP3]
"Progid"="Winamp.File"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.MP3\OpenWithList]
"a"="winamp.exe"
"MRUList"="adebc"
"b"="IEXPLORE.EXE"
"c"="FL.exe"
"d"="wmplayer.exe"
"e"="GSpot.exe"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.MP3\OpenWithProgids]
"Winamp.File"=hex(0):
"MP3File"=hex(0):
"PDVDmpgfile"=hex(0):

Thanks for the continued assistance!

Ivo



"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

> Ivo,
>
> Download FileExtInfo utility from here.
>
> FileExtInfo - View the association settings for a file type easily:
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/fileextinfo.htm
>
> Select .mp3 from the listing, and generate a file association report. Include the contents in your reply.
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
> Windows® XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
>
>
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 8:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Music file properties have disappeared in Windows Explorer [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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The file associations / shell extensions registration are fine. I'm only concerned about the shmedia.dll part. Double-check if you've extracted the file shmedia.dll to the correct location, and register using Regsvr32.exe.

The following message is shown if the registration went successfully:

---------------------------
RegSvr32
---------------------------
DllRegisterServer in C:\WINDOWS\system32\shmedia.dll succeeded.
---------------------------
OK
---------------------------

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
Windows® XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


"Ivo" wrote in message
I tried McCarty's solution, but it didn't work, nothing changed.

And here's the report from FileExtInfo:


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
FileExtInfo v1.0 - Log file
1/8/2007 10:27:45 AM

Complete File association information for ---> .MP3
Useful for troubleshooting File association and other problems
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.MP3]

<snip>
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 8:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Music file properties have disappeared in Windows Explorer [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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It might be important: I'm running the Windows XP X64 Professional version.

As for shmedia.dll, I've got 2 files on my computer (and 2 duplicates in the
dllcache):

C:\WINDOWS\system32\shmedia.dll | file version 6.0.3790.1830 | 65.5kb

C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\shmedia.dll | File version 6.0.3790.1830 | 148kb

I've registered them first, which went fine and I got the succesful message.
But I still couldn't see details.Then I tried to replace them both with the
shmedia.dll file from my other computer (where I can see the details), which
worked with the 148kb one, but the 65.5kb one keeps reverting back to 65,5kb,
instead of the 148kb I replaced it with. Then I registered them both again,
with the succesful message. But still I couldnt' see the details.

Than I replaced them both with the ones on the Windows XP CD using the
expand function and registered them both again, but nothing worked.



"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

> The file associations / shell extensions registration are fine. I'm only concerned about the shmedia.dll part. Double-check if you've extracted the file shmedia.dll to the correct location, and register using Regsvr32.exe.
>
> The following message is shown if the registration went successfully:
>
> ---------------------------
> RegSvr32
> ---------------------------
> DllRegisterServer in C:\WINDOWS\system32\shmedia.dll succeeded.
> ---------------------------
> OK
> ---------------------------
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
> Windows® XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
>
>
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Music file properties have disappeared in Windows Explorer [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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>> one keeps reverting back to 65,5kb

Perhaps you overwrite the existing file (backup the original first) in the DllCache folder, and then overwrite the file in the System32 folder.

I'm wondering where that 65 KB file came from.

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It might be important: I'm running the Windows XP X64 Professional version.

As for shmedia.dll, I've got 2 files on my computer (and 2 duplicates in the
dllcache):

C:\WINDOWS\system32\shmedia.dll | file version 6.0.3790.1830 | 65.5kb

C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\shmedia.dll | File version 6.0.3790.1830 | 148kb

I've registered them first, which went fine and I got the succesful message.
But I still couldn't see details.Then I tried to replace them both with the
shmedia.dll file from my other computer (where I can see the details), which
worked with the 148kb one, but the 65.5kb one keeps reverting back to 65,5kb,
instead of the 148kb I replaced it with. Then I registered them both again,
with the succesful message. But still I couldnt' see the details.

Than I replaced them both with the ones on the Windows XP CD using the
expand function and registered them both again, but nothing worked.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Music file properties have disappeared in Windows Explorer [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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I've overwritten it in the dllcache and in the system 32 folder, so now I
only have the 148kb versions in my Windows folder. Then I restarted my
computer, but unfortunately, still no music file properties Sad

"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

> >> one keeps reverting back to 65,5kb
>
> Perhaps you overwrite the existing file (backup the original first) in the DllCache folder, and then overwrite the file in the System32 folder.
>
> I'm wondering where that 65 KB file came from.
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
> Windows® XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
>
>
> "Ivo" wrote in message
> It might be important: I'm running the Windows XP X64 Professional version.
>
> As for shmedia.dll, I've got 2 files on my computer (and 2 duplicates in the
> dllcache):
>
> C:\WINDOWS\system32\shmedia.dll | file version 6.0.3790.1830 | 65.5kb
>
> C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\shmedia.dll | File version 6.0.3790.1830 | 148kb
>
> I've registered them first, which went fine and I got the succesful message.
> But I still couldn't see details.Then I tried to replace them both with the
> shmedia.dll file from my other computer (where I can see the details), which
> worked with the 148kb one, but the 65.5kb one keeps reverting back to 65,5kb,
> instead of the 148kb I replaced it with. Then I registered them both again,
> with the succesful message. But still I couldnt' see the details.
>
> Than I replaced them both with the ones on the Windows XP CD using the
> expand function and registered them both again, but nothing worked.
>
>
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Music file properties have disappeared in Windows Explorer [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Beats me, Ivo!

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"Ivo" wrote in message
I've overwritten it in the dllcache and in the system 32 folder, so now I
only have the 148kb versions in my Windows folder. Then I restarted my
computer, but unfortunately, still no music file properties Sad

"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 3:19 am    Post subject: Re: Music file properties have disappeared in Windows Explorer [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Ivo,

Out of interest, do you have iTunes installed? Someone else
experiencing this problem asked me the same question . I do and he
did!.

Ramesh - As stated in an earlier post, I have 2 versions of different
regsrv32.exe. Is this usual?

Many thanks

On Tue, 9 Jan 2007 09:48:07 +0530, "Ramesh, MS-MVP"
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>Beats me, Ivo!
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