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    Angry Quicktime error: "file was not found"

    I'm running Quicktime 6 on WinXP Pro - whenever I try to open a quicktime file that is on my hard drive, I get the following error:

    Couldn't open the file "whatever.mov" because the file was not found

    I get this error even on the sample.mov that came with the player!

    HELP

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    they are experts here on QT, so U will get Your reply for sure... just wait a day or so...

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    Re: Quicktime error: "file was not found"

    Originally posted by Defender3
    I'm running Quicktime 6 on WinXP Pro - whenever I try to open a quicktime file that is on my hard drive, I get the following error:

    Couldn't open the file "whatever.mov" because the file was not found
    Try to open file with double-click on it. Don't use QuickTime's menu.

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    Unhappy

    Didn't work. Still getting same error message.

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    Run ScanDisk

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    edit your favorites in the QT players and delete them all...
    or another options reset the settings at the control panel and and also reset the MIME settings of QT
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    Tried both of the above. Still nothing. Also I tried reinstalling. FYI when I tried the MIME settings, I tried to open a .mpg and got the same error...

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    QT6 installed on ur computer or r u running it without an installtion ot the registry?
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    If I'm tracking with what you mean, you're asking if QT6 is installed on my 'puter. Yes it is. Went to the QT website and followed all the directions.

    I checked my registry and QT is there, right where it should be. Of course I wouldn't know if there was something wrong with the registry if it jumped out and hit me over the cranium.

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    Lightbulb a solution

    I had this problem for about a year, but finally figured it out:

    The reason I was getting this error (hopefully we have the same reason!) was because I had labeled my hard drive partitions as "C: Windows" "D: Data" etc.. that is, my C: was actually labeled "C: Windows". When I got rid of the colon, changing it to "C Windows", quicktime started working. Very strange error. If you have non-alphanumeric characters in your hard drive labels, that's probably the problem!

    To change the label on a hard drive partition, open windows explorer (windows key + E), right click on a drive, go to 'properties' and change whatever is in the top text box.

    I caught on to the problem when I was able to open a MOV file that was on a digital video camera SD memory card: The only difference between the card and a hard drive partition (other than it being a card and not an internal hard drive) was that I hadn't given the card a label, it had the default "Removable Drive" (or whatever) label...

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    Talking Your a genius smozoma

    Thank you this problem has also been driving me nuts! No one has been able to help except you thanks again Smozoma!

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    My C drive was labelled C:\ DOS RUN by the way! Silly Idea!

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    Talking You're a genius smozoma… again

    even after 2 years your advice helped me with a similar problem, thax.
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