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I want to temporarily block video files from opening on windows 7. Is there any way for that

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What - blocking videos from within a browser, or just blocking all videos from being played from files that you click on on your hard drive? –  Contango Jan 21 '12 at 16:02
    
I mean files on hard drive –  user1146320 Jan 21 '12 at 16:35
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What is the purpose: protecting certain group of files or preventing users from abusing the machine for entertainment? –  Alois Mahdal Jan 22 '12 at 22:22
    
It might be easier to prevent video players from opening than certain files from being accessed. –  MaQleod Jul 13 '12 at 20:56

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The closest thing you can do is unassociate the video files.

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How does one do this? There are also problems to this approach as he only wants it temporary, and you could easy do open with anyway. –  Tom Wijsman Feb 20 '12 at 0:37

If you are just trying to protect files on a hard drive. Encrypt them with something like TrueCrypt. Files cannot be read = files that cannot be played.

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