Author Topic: Duplicate "Open With" icons in Explorer  (Read 725 times)

Ebojager

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So I love the program and donated :) but having an issue that Im not sure was caused by running as admin after install and setting up my music library, to turn on file associations in explorer. I only installed the Windows Store version and installed yesterday.
I now notice 2 icons for MusicBee when the "open with" pop up shows up. One is a Windows Store type and the other has no blue background but has a little musical note at bottom. When i try opening the file with the icon without the blue border, I get a file path or permission error red (X) pop up .
https://i.imgur.com/bUiBZjl.png

I have tried going back into the app as admin and un-selecting the file associations but that's doesn't seem to work.
I have been through the registry and cant seem to pinpoint where I could manually remove the second icon.
Can you help me with a registry location or a fix?
Attached are some screenshots....

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https://i.imgur.com/mWgUKTX.png
https://i.imgur.com/uai4Nnv.png
https://i.imgur.com/RWI7LBe.png
https://i.imgur.com/pFT3LsV.png

phred

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Uninstall the store version. Then download and install the portable version being careful not to install in a Windows controlled directory. Use something like D:\MusicBee.
Download the latest MusicBee v3.5 patch from here.
Unzip into your MusicBee directory and overwrite existing files.

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Ebojager

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Well I chose the Windows version for a reason, so is there any other way to fix it?

If I uninstall the windows version does it keep all the registry entries it created when it installed? Will the new install duplicate registry entries or reuse the existing ones?

Id rather just edit the registry if possible to remove the duplicate program from appearing.

phred

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I have no idea what happens when the Store version is uninstalled. I have no reason to use it. But you say you do have a reason and I'll respect that. But if you truly have a choice, get rid of it. And understand that the Store version gets updated much less frequently than the Installer or Portable versions. And bug fixes can't be applied as patches the way the other two versions do.
Last Edit: August 17, 2020, 01:40:19 AM by phred
Download the latest MusicBee v3.5 patch from here.
Unzip into your MusicBee directory and overwrite existing files.

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Ebojager

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Is there an easy way to remove the file associations that MusicBee set as a normal user and an admin user?
I have multiple association locations and im sure more...
https://i.imgur.com/CAkpE8b.png
https://i.imgur.com/Qclnc4x.png
https://i.imgur.com/1yJvbQD.png
https://i.imgur.com/C2OvQtJ.png

Just hoping someone can let me know about if I could just fix it by removing or resetting all the file associations?

phred

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Have you tried Preferences > General > file types > select none? And while you're there, disable MusicBee in Windows Explorer and context menus. At least until you've got the file associations sorted out.


If that fails, I suppose you could try selecting them all in another player and then unselecting them.
Download the latest MusicBee v3.5 patch from here.
Unzip into your MusicBee directory and overwrite existing files.

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