Hi, I am running Win7 desktop. A friend gave me a 2gb memory stick with music files on. I opened the files and dragged them over to my music folder.
When I clicked one of the files, wmp wouldn't play it or any of them. I got the message >Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The player might not support the file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress the file. I tried web help but haven't found a fix.
All help appreciated.
Thank you Woolwell and lotvic for your response. The music plays in wmp. To do this I click Start/Music where the Music Library opens. I then open the folder where the music from the memory stick is and play at random any tune or song I wish.
The details of the music on the stick are 1.78GB free of 1.86GB. There 40 songs and tunes, which are part of a learning programme. It would be quite time consuming to give a size of each individual piece, but the shortest is 0.99MB while the longest is 3.50MB.
To the left of each piece of music is a dog-eared page with a blue musical note on it and under that are the letters wma.
Further investigation has revealed something I don't understand at all.
When I click Start, all the icons have a dog-eared page with a video/movie type icon and a musical note. This also applies when All Programmes is clicked. All programmes have the extention .lnk
I have tried System Restore as a solution but that doesn't work. Restore goes through the process, but finally says that a restore didn't take place. To open System Restore (the icon can't be used) I click Start and key in System Restore, which opens up all the options associated with System restore.
Thank you in advance for a solution to this problem
Thank you rdave13, the link worked fine. All icons referred to have now been restored.
To lotvic. Because the wmp icon was showing .lnk as were all icons, wmp would not play anything when clicked, but came up with the massage in my first post. Now, if I click Start/Music the library opens and I can play the music in there, as my previous post states.