How come I cannot play WMA files when I copy them to my desktop?

by on May 29, 2011

Q: Using XP sp3 on an older system, the issue I am having is related to copying audio files. Those files are on a disk and can play from the disk using WMA. The problem comes when I drag and drop or copy and paste to either a folder or onto the desktop. Although an ICON is created saying CDA , the only thing that is their is the ICON itself and no file attached to it. The size of the ICON only is displayed and no music file. Any suggestions?


One Response to “How come I cannot play WMA files when I copy them to my desktop?”
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    Sounds like it is only creating shortcuts on your desktop. If you open windows media player you should be able to copy the disc to your local computer as a wma or mp3 file.

    This link should be able to walk you through the process:
    http://www.askdavetaylor.com/produce_mp3_files_from_a_cd_with_windows_media_player.html