A friend of mine installed WMP 10 over the weekend and says it's stuffed his video files so they can only be accessed via WMP. He has/had quite a lot of movies ripped to an external drive and now says he can't access them at all unless via WMP. Apparently it seems to be using streams and has converted the folder so the files are hidden in a strange and unusual way, or something. Is this familiar to anyone and if so is there a fix? He tried un-installing WMP but no change. I'm hoping it's just his system incase I accidently download it as part of a windows update at some point. I don't want to be forced to use WMP to watch any movies I store on my HTPC . Is this something we should be worried about?