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Anonymous
September 4, 2005 10:11:07 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

hi

in "my music" folder, i have songs, and folders which also contain songs.
if i highlight a song, then go to 'play all', instead of playing that song,
the song that is played is one from one of the folders. is there any way to
correct this?
(without having to remove all the folders from 'my music')
Anonymous
September 4, 2005 12:48:38 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

More information please. What software are you using to play music on your
computer? Obviously not the default which is Windows Media Player, since it
doesn't have a 'play all' feature. Whatever you are using you might try
opening and then pressing F-1, the HELP key and see if that is covered in
help. If not, post back with more information, I'm sure someone here uses
whatever you use and can help.

"lenny" <lenny@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C7F35837-4BE7-44F8-A644-E032E0E25356@microsoft.com...
> hi
>
> in "my music" folder, i have songs, and folders which also contain songs.
> if i highlight a song, then go to 'play all', instead of playing that
> song,
> the song that is played is one from one of the folders. is there any way
> to
> correct this?
> (without having to remove all the folders from 'my music')
>
>
Anonymous
September 4, 2005 4:32:52 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Yes, Play All is a feature of Windows Media Player.

You have to have Show common tasks in folders enabled to see Play All.
-----

[[You can display hyperlinks to common tasks in the left pane of your folder
windows. The links provide quick access to file and folder management
activities and other places on your computer, such as My Computer, Shared
Documents, and My Network Places. Windows displays these links by default,
so they may already be displayed in your folders. If they are not, you can
use Folder Options to enable this feature.]]

Start | Run | Type: control folders | OK |
General tab |  Show common tasks in folders

Show common tasks in folders
[[Specifies that hyperlinks to common folder tasks and other places on your
computer are displayed in folders. These links appear in the left pane of
the folder window.]]

Enable or disable Common Tasks pane in folders
http://www.winxptutor.com/commontasks.htm

"Single-click to open an item" in the Folder Options is grayed out
The option Show Common tasks in folders will also grayed out.
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/singleclickfolder.htm

-----

Play All link in the Common Tasks does not work
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/playall.htm

To play music stored on your computer
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/window...

Multiple Programs Start If You Use the Play All Command in the My Music
Folder with Different File Associations
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;311428

"Play All" Option Does Not Play Song File That Is Nested Deep Within the My
Music Folder
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;303558

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:o n7fedVsFHA.2520@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl,
Jone Doe <fake@nowhere.org> hunted and pecked:
> More information please. What software are you using to play music on
> your computer? Obviously not the default which is Windows Media Player,
> since it doesn't have a 'play all' feature. Whatever you are using you
> might try opening and then pressing F-1, the HELP key and see if that is
> covered in help. If not, post back with more information, I'm sure
> someone here uses whatever you use and can help.
>
> "lenny" <lenny@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:C7F35837-4BE7-44F8-A644-E032E0E25356@microsoft.com...
>> hi
>>
>> in "my music" folder, i have songs, and folders which also contain songs.
>> if i highlight a song, then go to 'play all', instead of playing that
>> song,
>> the song that is played is one from one of the folders. is there any way
>> to
>> correct this?
>> (without having to remove all the folders from 'my music')
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Anonymous
September 4, 2005 4:32:53 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

"play all" is listed under 'music tasks' on the left side of the folder of
'my music'
not part of media player, it is an xp feature.

i don't understand why a) the first reply did not know this and b) the
second reply throws out numerous other solutions to, albeit similar problems
and issues, not my specific issue

not sure why i have to say this, but if you don't have the answer, please
don't respond to my, or anyone elses questions.




"Wesley Vogel" wrote:

> Yes, Play All is a feature of Windows Media Player.
>
> You have to have Show common tasks in folders enabled to see Play All.
> -----
>
> [[You can display hyperlinks to common tasks in the left pane of your folder
> windows. The links provide quick access to file and folder management
> activities and other places on your computer, such as My Computer, Shared
> Documents, and My Network Places. Windows displays these links by default,
> so they may already be displayed in your folders. If they are not, you can
> use Folder Options to enable this feature.]]
>
> Start | Run | Type: control folders | OK |
> General tab |  Show common tasks in folders
>
> Show common tasks in folders
> [[Specifies that hyperlinks to common folder tasks and other places on your
> computer are displayed in folders. These links appear in the left pane of
> the folder window.]]
>
> Enable or disable Common Tasks pane in folders
> http://www.winxptutor.com/commontasks.htm
>
> "Single-click to open an item" in the Folder Options is grayed out
> The option Show Common tasks in folders will also grayed out.
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/singleclickfolder.htm
>
> -----
>
> Play All link in the Common Tasks does not work
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/playall.htm
>
> To play music stored on your computer
> http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/window...
>
> Multiple Programs Start If You Use the Play All Command in the My Music
> Folder with Different File Associations
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;311428
>
> "Play All" Option Does Not Play Song File That Is Nested Deep Within the My
> Music Folder
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;303558
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:o n7fedVsFHA.2520@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl,
> Jone Doe <fake@nowhere.org> hunted and pecked:
> > More information please. What software are you using to play music on
> > your computer? Obviously not the default which is Windows Media Player,
> > since it doesn't have a 'play all' feature. Whatever you are using you
> > might try opening and then pressing F-1, the HELP key and see if that is
> > covered in help. If not, post back with more information, I'm sure
> > someone here uses whatever you use and can help.
> >
> > "lenny" <lenny@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:C7F35837-4BE7-44F8-A644-E032E0E25356@microsoft.com...
> >> hi
> >>
> >> in "my music" folder, i have songs, and folders which also contain songs.
> >> if i highlight a song, then go to 'play all', instead of playing that
> >> song,
> >> the song that is played is one from one of the folders. is there any way
> >> to
> >> correct this?
> >> (without having to remove all the folders from 'my music')
>
>
Anonymous
September 4, 2005 6:18:32 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

In the first place I was replying to the second poster, not to you.

I will respond to anything I like. I don't know where you live, but in the
USA we have the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. That
gives me the right to freedom of speech.

Even if I knew the answer to your problem, I wouldn't post it now.

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:8445547E-77EB-46F0-A809-8CD716F21ACC@microsoft.com,
lenny <lenny@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> "play all" is listed under 'music tasks' on the left side of the folder of
> 'my music'
> not part of media player, it is an xp feature.
>
> i don't understand why a) the first reply did not know this and b) the
> second reply throws out numerous other solutions to, albeit similar
> problems and issues, not my specific issue
>
> not sure why i have to say this, but if you don't have the answer, please
> don't respond to my, or anyone elses questions.
>
>
>
>
> "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
>
>> Yes, Play All is a feature of Windows Media Player.
>>
>> You have to have Show common tasks in folders enabled to see Play All.
>> -----
>>
>> [[You can display hyperlinks to common tasks in the left pane of your
>> folder windows. The links provide quick access to file and folder
>> management activities and other places on your computer, such as My
>> Computer, Shared Documents, and My Network Places. Windows displays
>> these links by default, so they may already be displayed in your
>> folders. If they are not, you can use Folder Options to enable this
>> feature.]]
>>
>> Start | Run | Type: control folders | OK |
>> General tab |  Show common tasks in folders
>>
>> Show common tasks in folders
>> [[Specifies that hyperlinks to common folder tasks and other places on
>> your computer are displayed in folders. These links appear in the left
>> pane of the folder window.]]
>>
>> Enable or disable Common Tasks pane in folders
>> http://www.winxptutor.com/commontasks.htm
>>
>> "Single-click to open an item" in the Folder Options is grayed out
>> The option Show Common tasks in folders will also grayed out.
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/singleclickfolder.htm
>>
>> -----
>>
>> Play All link in the Common Tasks does not work
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/playall.htm
>>
>> To play music stored on your computer
>>
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/window...
>>
>> Multiple Programs Start If You Use the Play All Command in the My Music
>> Folder with Different File Associations
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;311428
>>
>> "Play All" Option Does Not Play Song File That Is Nested Deep Within the
>> My Music Folder
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;303558
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>> Wes
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>> In news:o n7fedVsFHA.2520@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl,
>> Jone Doe <fake@nowhere.org> hunted and pecked:
>>> More information please. What software are you using to play music on
>>> your computer? Obviously not the default which is Windows Media Player,
>>> since it doesn't have a 'play all' feature. Whatever you are using you
>>> might try opening and then pressing F-1, the HELP key and see if that is
>>> covered in help. If not, post back with more information, I'm sure
>>> someone here uses whatever you use and can help.
>>>
>>> "lenny" <lenny@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>> news:C7F35837-4BE7-44F8-A644-E032E0E25356@microsoft.com...
>>>> hi
>>>>
>>>> in "my music" folder, i have songs, and folders which also contain
>>>> songs. if i highlight a song, then go to 'play all', instead of
>>>> playing that song,
>>>> the song that is played is one from one of the folders. is there any
>>>> way to
>>>> correct this?
>>>> (without having to remove all the folders from 'my music')
Anonymous
September 5, 2005 10:25:09 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

in your own words..."even if knew the answer...."

which means you don't know the answer...

which means you're replying to an issue with out a clue to its solution.

so now i need to ask, do you simply reply to every question just to exercise
your first amendment rights?

the point is, if someone sees a question with five or six replies, and none
of them are of any use, it looks to whoever may really have the solution that
the issue has been resolved, and might not even read the post. believe it or
not, some of us actually come here looking for help, not just to allow
someone who "even if i knew the answer" to post because they can.



"Wesley Vogel" wrote:

> In the first place I was replying to the second poster, not to you.
>
> I will respond to anything I like. I don't know where you live, but in the
> USA we have the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. That
> gives me the right to freedom of speech.
>
> Even if I knew the answer to your problem, I wouldn't post it now.
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:8445547E-77EB-46F0-A809-8CD716F21ACC@microsoft.com,
> lenny <lenny@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> > "play all" is listed under 'music tasks' on the left side of the folder of
> > 'my music'
> > not part of media player, it is an xp feature.
> >
> > i don't understand why a) the first reply did not know this and b) the
> > second reply throws out numerous other solutions to, albeit similar
> > problems and issues, not my specific issue
> >
> > not sure why i have to say this, but if you don't have the answer, please
> > don't respond to my, or anyone elses questions.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
> >
> >> Yes, Play All is a feature of Windows Media Player.
> >>
> >> You have to have Show common tasks in folders enabled to see Play All.
> >> -----
> >>
> >> [[You can display hyperlinks to common tasks in the left pane of your
> >> folder windows. The links provide quick access to file and folder
> >> management activities and other places on your computer, such as My
> >> Computer, Shared Documents, and My Network Places. Windows displays
> >> these links by default, so they may already be displayed in your
> >> folders. If they are not, you can use Folder Options to enable this
> >> feature.]]
> >>
> >> Start | Run | Type: control folders | OK |
> >> General tab |  Show common tasks in folders
> >>
> >> Show common tasks in folders
> >> [[Specifies that hyperlinks to common folder tasks and other places on
> >> your computer are displayed in folders. These links appear in the left
> >> pane of the folder window.]]
> >>
> >> Enable or disable Common Tasks pane in folders
> >> http://www.winxptutor.com/commontasks.htm
> >>
> >> "Single-click to open an item" in the Folder Options is grayed out
> >> The option Show Common tasks in folders will also grayed out.
> >> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/singleclickfolder.htm
> >>
> >> -----
> >>
> >> Play All link in the Common Tasks does not work
> >> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/playall.htm
> >>
> >> To play music stored on your computer
> >>
> http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/window...
> >>
> >> Multiple Programs Start If You Use the Play All Command in the My Music
> >> Folder with Different File Associations
> >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;311428
> >>
> >> "Play All" Option Does Not Play Song File That Is Nested Deep Within the
> >> My Music Folder
> >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;303558
> >>
> >> --
> >> Hope this helps. Let us know.
> >>
> >> Wes
> >> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
> >>
> >> In news:o n7fedVsFHA.2520@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl,
> >> Jone Doe <fake@nowhere.org> hunted and pecked:
> >>> More information please. What software are you using to play music on
> >>> your computer? Obviously not the default which is Windows Media Player,
> >>> since it doesn't have a 'play all' feature. Whatever you are using you
> >>> might try opening and then pressing F-1, the HELP key and see if that is
> >>> covered in help. If not, post back with more information, I'm sure
> >>> someone here uses whatever you use and can help.
> >>>
> >>> "lenny" <lenny@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >>> news:C7F35837-4BE7-44F8-A644-E032E0E25356@microsoft.com...
> >>>> hi
> >>>>
> >>>> in "my music" folder, i have songs, and folders which also contain
> >>>> songs. if i highlight a song, then go to 'play all', instead of
> >>>> playing that song,
> >>>> the song that is played is one from one of the folders. is there any
> >>>> way to
> >>>> correct this?
> >>>> (without having to remove all the folders from 'my music')
>
>
Anonymous
September 5, 2005 1:50:53 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

I was trying to inform the other poster that Play All is indeed a valid
feature.

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:70776FC4-2AA5-4B42-9AF2-AD887F7CF6E4@microsoft.com,
lenny <lenny@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> in your own words..."even if knew the answer...."
>
> which means you don't know the answer...
>
> which means you're replying to an issue with out a clue to its solution.
>
> so now i need to ask, do you simply reply to every question just to
> exercise your first amendment rights?
>
> the point is, if someone sees a question with five or six replies, and
> none of them are of any use, it looks to whoever may really have the
> solution that the issue has been resolved, and might not even read the
> post. believe it or not, some of us actually come here looking for help,
> not just to allow someone who "even if i knew the answer" to post because
> they can.
>
>
>
> "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
>
>> In the first place I was replying to the second poster, not to you.
>>
>> I will respond to anything I like. I don't know where you live, but in
>> the USA we have the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.
>> That gives me the right to freedom of speech.
>>
>> Even if I knew the answer to your problem, I wouldn't post it now.
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>> Wes
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>> In news:8445547E-77EB-46F0-A809-8CD716F21ACC@microsoft.com,
>> lenny <lenny@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
>>> "play all" is listed under 'music tasks' on the left side of the folder
>>> of 'my music'
>>> not part of media player, it is an xp feature.
>>>
>>> i don't understand why a) the first reply did not know this and b) the
>>> second reply throws out numerous other solutions to, albeit similar
>>> problems and issues, not my specific issue
>>>
>>> not sure why i have to say this, but if you don't have the answer,
>>> please don't respond to my, or anyone elses questions.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
>>>
>>>> Yes, Play All is a feature of Windows Media Player.
>>>>
>>>> You have to have Show common tasks in folders enabled to see Play All.
>>>> -----
>>>>
>>>> [[You can display hyperlinks to common tasks in the left pane of your
>>>> folder windows. The links provide quick access to file and folder
>>>> management activities and other places on your computer, such as My
>>>> Computer, Shared Documents, and My Network Places. Windows displays
>>>> these links by default, so they may already be displayed in your
>>>> folders. If they are not, you can use Folder Options to enable this
>>>> feature.]]
>>>>
>>>> Start | Run | Type: control folders | OK |
>>>> General tab |  Show common tasks in folders
>>>>
>>>> Show common tasks in folders
>>>> [[Specifies that hyperlinks to common folder tasks and other places on
>>>> your computer are displayed in folders. These links appear in the left
>>>> pane of the folder window.]]
>>>>
>>>> Enable or disable Common Tasks pane in folders
>>>> http://www.winxptutor.com/commontasks.htm
>>>>
>>>> "Single-click to open an item" in the Folder Options is grayed out
>>>> The option Show Common tasks in folders will also grayed out.
>>>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/singleclickfolder.htm
>>>>
>>>> -----
>>>>
>>>> Play All link in the Common Tasks does not work
>>>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/playall.htm
>>>>
>>>> To play music stored on your computer
>>>>
>>
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/window...
>>>>
>>>> Multiple Programs Start If You Use the Play All Command in the My Music
>>>> Folder with Different File Associations
>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;311428
>>>>
>>>> "Play All" Option Does Not Play Song File That Is Nested Deep Within
>>>> the My Music Folder
>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;303558
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>>>
>>>> Wes
>>>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>>>
>>>> In news:o n7fedVsFHA.2520@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl,
>>>> Jone Doe <fake@nowhere.org> hunted and pecked:
>>>>> More information please. What software are you using to play music on
>>>>> your computer? Obviously not the default which is Windows Media
>>>>> Player, since it doesn't have a 'play all' feature. Whatever you are
>>>>> using you might try opening and then pressing F-1, the HELP key and
>>>>> see if that is covered in help. If not, post back with more
>>>>> information, I'm sure someone here uses whatever you use and can help.
>>>>>
>>>>> "lenny" <lenny@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>>>> news:C7F35837-4BE7-44F8-A644-E032E0E25356@microsoft.com...
>>>>>> hi
>>>>>>
>>>>>> in "my music" folder, i have songs, and folders which also contain
>>>>>> songs. if i highlight a song, then go to 'play all', instead of
>>>>>> playing that song,
>>>>>> the song that is played is one from one of the folders. is there any
>>>>>> way to
>>>>>> correct this?
>>>>>> (without having to remove all the folders from 'my music')
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