If Winamp suddenly stopped opening, playing, enqueuing shortcuts to audio folders

Creating Play & Enqueue Context Menus

The side-effect of this solution is that you will have those commands appear whenever you right click shortcuts – even if these shortcuts do not lead to audio files or folders. The benefit of this solution is that you will have the commands available faster, without having to enter first the “Send To” submenu.

1) Download this small and efficient program called Default Programs Editor.

2) Run the program and select the “File Type Settings” option and then the “Context Menu” option.

3) Locate the lnk extension (this is the extension that shortcuts use), and press the “Next” button.

4) Add a new command, with the name Sh Play in Winamp. (The Sh stands for “shortcut”; we use it mainly in order to distinguish this command from the default non-functioning command of Winamp itself, which will keep appearing in the menu).

5) At the “Program path” box, write the path to Winamp, adding the special modifier “%1”

"C:\Program Files\Winamp\winamp.exe" "%1"

Press “Next” and save. Repeat the same steps to create an “Sh Enqueue in Winamp” command. At the program path use also the /ADD modifier:

"C:\Program Files\Winamp\winamp.exe" /ADD "%1"