I hate to sound dumb (although I usually do), what is VLC?
It's a pretty popular free mediaplayer, it supports a gazillion formats or something.
Same Problem here, but it's ACDSee on our Computers.
It's EPDM2012 SP1.
We never had this Problem with EPDM 2009-2011.
Thank you for responding,
Well i know there is an SPR in on this:
SPR 647382: Browse to New Window” doesn’t function correctly in complete search result
I think this problem will grow pretty fast as EPDM 2012 is implemented.
I was hoping someone knew if there was a registry key to edit or something.
Has anyone found a solution to this problem? THis is frustrating!!
I have the same problem on my machine.....it launches VLC player. VAR could find no solution.
Tried removing VLC then it just comes up that there is no program associated with this action.
I had the same problem with a search tool on the right click menu in windows and resolved using a registry fix as follows:
you should find:
but you may find other shell extensions:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Browse with &IrfanView
if you find that another program opens instead of windows explorer then you'll probably find other shell voices in this registry position (VLC for example)
I removed mine (AgentRansack and Browse with &IrfanView) since I'd placed them there in the first place.
with the above two (cmd and find) _only_ the PDM seems to work resonably ok.
when I try to insert anything else like "Browse with &IrfanView" or "AgentRansack" I get the same problem of the wrong application opening.
Changing the name (alfabetic order) doesn't help, I don't know enough about registry fixes to do more but deleting the shell extensions (AgentRansack and Browse with &IrfanView) brought the PDM back to browsing with windows explorer.
If you're afraid of loosing these registry voices save them somewhere you'll remember, so that you set everything back when required.
For example I keep two files handy:
Thank you for your input Mark.
I tried removing the registry values, i removed two keys regarding VLC player.
After that i tested again, and now i got an error concerning Search.exe. I compared the remaining registry keys to a computer that works, and they seemed fine. Perhaps there is more to be removed...
Story continues, at least for me, unfortunately.
I'd imagine the error has something to do with the following program:
C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Enterprise PDM\Search.exe
It's the only relevant file name that I can find.
Perhaps you need to refresh or repair your installation... or if you're prompted to select a program called "Search.exe" you now know what the system is looking for.
It is solely related to the the standalone search tool (Search.exe). The integrated search doesn't have the issue
Tried uninstalling, wiping the ePDM registry settings, no luck. The problem must be some calls that are made in teh registry that got changed by some other program, maybe VLC. However even uninstalling VLC didn't fix the problem either so whatever changes it made must still be there.
I have this same issue, and I found something that may or may not be interesting.
In VLCs "Set associations for a program" window, I noticed an entry for:
.caf SOLIDWORKS PDM Add-in SOLIDWORKS PDM Administration
included in the list of other proper vlc files, like .aif, .3g2, .mp4, and such. Sure it shows up unchecked, but its the only solidworks item in the list and sticks out as a possible culprit. Does anyone have in idea of a way to edit that in the registry?