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Herbert Chan (04-09-07, 07:45 AM)
Hello,

I usually use media player classic to view video files. I want to set the
default directory for it to C:\temp. I've set its directory at its shortcut
on the start menu. However, even if I use the shortcut on the menu to run
media player classic, when I choose file|quick open file or file|open, the
directory is still the My Document directory.

How can I actually set the default directory for media player classic? I'm
using win98se.

Thanks.

Herbert
Gary Gemmell (11-16-10, 11:29 AM)
I had a similar problem so I thought I'd post the solution here as it doesnt seem to have been answered on the internet.

You cannot do it by editing the registry.
I've already tried to find the key using registry analysis tools.

There is a way however but its sneaky.
Select View/Options then select the tickboxes for the following:-

Store Settings To .ini File
Keep A History Of Recently Opened Files.

Now copy a file to the directory you want to use - I select all my files from D:\TEMP.

Once you have opened a file in that directory even if you delete it, it will now default to that directory when looking to open another file.

Hope that helps anyone trying to solve that problem it had me going for quite a while until I decided to do what I should have done in the first place and look for the easiest solution.
[..]
Gary Gemmell (11-16-10, 11:29 AM)
I had a similar problem so I thought I'd post the solution here as it doesnt seem to have been answered on the internet.

You cannot do it by editing the registry.
I've already tried to find the key using registry analysis tools.

There is a way however but its sneaky.
Select View/Options then select the tickboxes for the following:-

Store Settings To .ini File
Keep A History Of Recently Opened Files.

Now copy a file to the directory you want to use - I select all my files from D:\TEMP.

Once you have opened a file in that directory even if you delete it, it will now default to that directory when looking to open another file.

Hope that helps anyone trying to solve that problem it had me going for quite a while until I decided to do what I should have done in the first place and look for the easiest solution.
[..]
Gary Gemmell (11-16-10, 11:30 AM)
I had a similar problem so I thought I'd post the solution here as it doesnt seem to have been answered on the internet.

You cannot do it by editing the registry.
I've already tried to find the key using registry analysis tools.

There is a way however but its sneaky.
Select View/Options then select the tickboxes for the following:-

Store Settings To .ini File
Keep A History Of Recently Opened Files.

Now copy a file to the directory you want to use - I select all my files from D:\TEMP.

Once you have opened a file in that directory even if you delete it, it will now default to that directory when looking to open another file.

Hope that helps anyone trying to solve that problem it had me going for quite a while until I decided to do what I should have done in the first place and look for the easiest solution.
[..]
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