Windows 10: wmv file does not appear in Windows Explorer Solved

  1.    30 Jun 2016 #1

    wmv file does not appear in Windows Explorer


    I am trying to convert a .wmv file to .mp4, however the .wmv file does not appear any time I browse for it.
    I know exactly where it is on my hard drive from a search I performed and it will open and play in the Windows 10 Movie and TV app. However it does not appear anywhere other than in the search. If I try to find it in Windows 10 Explorer, even though I know exactly where it is, it does not appear. If I browse for it in a conversion app it does no appear.
    Any idea on how I can get to it so I can convert it to a format that will give me less trouble?
    Thanks.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    30 Jun 2016 #2

    try to copy that to another directory or you can also try an online web-service....
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    30 Jun 2016 #3

    I actually had already moved it to a different folder and that didn't work.
    When you say try an online web serve do you mean to try to convert the wmv file that way? If so, I tried that as well with two services but when I tried to browse for the file it did not appear.
    It seems so strange that I can open and play it through "search" but nowhere else.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    30 Jun 2016 #4

    is it hidden / protected?

    Try these two services which support "Drag and Drop" of your file. Check if it works that way.
    Code:
    https://convertio.co/
    http://www.zamzar.com/
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    30 Jun 2016 #5

    This is amazing. When I drag and drop the file inter either of those sites the extension changes from .wmv to .link which neither site can handle.
    What is going on?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    30 Jun 2016 #6

    Is your file a shortcut? Can u check the file's path? Is the same with your current directory? (click right click on your file and click Properties to the bottom.. )
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    30 Jun 2016 #7

    I'm pretty sure it's not a shortcut. Here is a screen shot of the properies.Click image for larger version. 

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    I don't know if you can read that. I hate to put you to all this trouble, but this is driving me crazy. It's a very important clip to me personally.
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  8.    30 Jun 2016 #8

    Im glad im trying to help you, no worries. Btw i cant figure out why that is happening to you, very strange. Hmm can u share your file? I mean can u upload it somewhere and send me the link to try convert it for you? i cant think any other solution.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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