1.    07 Apr 2016 #1
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Audio CD won't play? "Windows cannot access the specified device..."


    If I click Play on an Audio CD I get: "Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."

    I can play it with VLC, but I want to rip it.
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  2.    07 Apr 2016 #2
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    Go to AutoPlay and check the settings :

    Right click at Start > top right, click View by : > click either large or small > click AutoPlay > check the box " Choose what to do with each type of media " ................
    Make sure Music and Audio CD are set to Play (Windows media player) > click Save when done.
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  3.    07 Apr 2016 #3
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    It's not that it won't AutoPlay, when it runs it gives the error.
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  4.    07 Apr 2016 #4
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    Did it work previously? You could try system restore point to a previous time if that's the case. I don't know how to fix your error but you haven't installed real player by any chance -I heard that can mess with auto play settings
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  5.    07 Apr 2016 #5
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    I haven't tried to play a CD for well over a year, so a restore is not viable.
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  6.    07 Apr 2016 #6
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    Windows 10 x64 Home Version(1709) Build16299.125

    Quote Originally Posted by nigelmercier View Post
    If I click Play on an Audio CD I get: "Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."

    I can play it with VLC, but I want to rip it.
    Try this
    Start
    Settings
    System
    Default Apps
    Music Player
    Click that
    Up will come a menu
    Select
    Windows Media Player
    Then you should be able to rip your music
    As that is what I used
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  7.    07 Apr 2016 #7
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by nigelmercier View Post
    If I click Play on an Audio CD I get: "Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."

    I can play it with VLC, but I want to rip it.
    Is the Audio CD copy protected?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


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