Add Enqueue and Play in Foobar options in mp3 right click context menu

I switched to Foobar recently. It is an awesome media player, but I noticed that for some files (like mp3s) the Enqueue in Foobar option was not present in the right-click context menu. If Foobar was set as the default program, Play in foobar showed up, but the enqueue option still remained missing. Logo_foobar2000

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On further investigation I realised that only the files supported by Windows Media Player did not show the Enqueue in Foobar option.

Though the usual solutions to the problem involve registry modifications, I found a very simple solution to it.

First make sure the Folder Context Menus option is checked in the Library>Configure>Shell Integration in Foobar.

 

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1. Go to Control Panel > Default Programs > Set program access and computer defaults

2. Choose the Custom configuration.

3. In the section Choose a default media player uncheck Enable access to this program for Windows Media Center and Windows Media Player.

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4. you’re done!

The “Enqueue in Foobar” option will be present in the right-click context menu of all audio files now. 🙂

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Thanks to http://www.uberullu.com for the tip.

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