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(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/EN-US/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
When you try to play audio files in the My Music folder by clicking the Play All option, you may receive the following error message:
Unable to find playable file
The installation or removal routines that are included with some programs improperly remove the registry key that is used for playing some audio files.
WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
To resolve this issue, you must add a RG_SZ string for each music file type (extension) that is not working. You must find the following registry key and then add the appropriate audio file name extension:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\music type extensionMusic type extensions:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mp3Add a string value of PerceivedType="audio" for that music type extension.
To do this, follow these steps:
Article ID: 322642 - Last Review: February 1, 2007 - Revision: 3.2
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