Create an association for files in control panel

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    Robbie_d

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    Hi

    This is my first post.

    I am still using XP SP3.

    Here's the problem.
    I have 2 MPG files that were filmed with my SONY camcorder.

    I transferred the 2 files to my hard drive using the SONY software that came with the cam.
    I renamed the files with really long titles using spaces between the words (no underscores).
    XP allowed me to save the files with these too long file titles.

    - When i double click on the each file individually, nothing happens.

    - When i right click on a file and select PLAY, nothing happens.

    - When i click on OPEN WITH...i get a message telling me, "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options in the control panel."

    -When i click on "Play with Windows media player", the player opens but nothing happens.

    - When i right click to try to RENAME, that option is not even available.
    I need to rename these MPG files.

    - When i 'click and drag' the file to another location, as soon as, i release the mouse button, the file does not get moved to the desired destination.

    - When i highlight the 2 files at THE SAME TIME and right click within the blue highlight, i can see the regular options which include RENAME, and i hear a Windows PONG sound when i click on "rename".

    - When i highlight the 2 files and select PLAY, nothing happens.

    - When i highlight the 2 files, right click, and then press, "Properties"
    I see a box that pops up and above the box in the blue XP border i see the 2 file names.
    Within the box, there is a tab called "General".

    In the section below that, i see an icon of sheets of paper, and beside that, to the right, i see,
    "O Files, O Folders"

    In the section below that, i see
    Type: All of type
    Location: All in
    Size O Bytes
    Size on disc: O Bytes

    In the section below that, i see the follow:

    Attributes
    There is a check in the box that reads, "Read only"
    There is a check in the box that reads, "Hidden"
    And beside that to the right, there is a button marked "Advanced".
    Below that are three tabs
    Ok Cancel Apply
    NOTE: I get that properties windows ONLY when i highlight BOTH files and right click.

    - When i open my SONY cam software, the image editor, and select a file, the HDDViewer says, "The system cannot find the specified file."

    These 2 files are in the same folder that they have always been in. I've only recently renamed them to the really long filename thinking XP would not allow a file name that was too long.

    Okay, i think that is all the info i can offer on my own with my VERY limited knowledge in computers. I don't know what else to try to help you understand the situation.

    Help, please? I need these two video files for a court case. They are of a neighbor harassing me.

    Thank you,
    Rob
     
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    Elizabeth23

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    what is the make, model and model number of the camcorder??

    what is the file extension??

    how long is the name??
     
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    Elizabeth23

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    Also, run checkdisk with the /r parameter:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315265/en-us
    How to perform checkdisk

    if you do not have Recovery Console installed, then run from the start menu

    go to start, run, type in cmd

    in cmd type in chkdsk c: /r and press enter

    type Y for yes and press enter

    type exit and press enter

    restart pc, allow checkdisk to finish and run again

    this is a lengthy process depending on the size of your harddrive, the percentages will fluctuate, this is normal, you can view report in the event viewer.
    go to start>run> and type in eventvwr.msc, click on the applications directory, and in the right hand panel choose winlogon.
     
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