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

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. – Tamara 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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