Introduction: Find Hidden Stuff in Windows Xp

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today i will show you how to find hidden music, two retro media players, and this weird star wars thing in cmd on windows xp.

Step 1: One of the Songs

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first, i will tell you how to get to the first song. it is buried in c:/WINDOWS/.
1. put cursor over start button
2.right click explore on local disk (c:) on WINDOWS
6.then look for system32 and click on that
7.then look for oobe and click on that
8.then look for images and click on that
9.then scroll down and look for title.wma on it and listen

Step 2: The Other 3 Songs Plus Windows Sounds

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1.keep explorer open and click on WINDOWS again
2.look for the folder called media and click on that will see many audio files. the three songs are the ones that have .mid on the end, and all the windows sounds have .wav on the end. click on the files to play them.

Step 3: The Star Wars Telnet Thingy

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1. open up command prompt (go to run in start menu and type in cmd and then click ok)
2.type in
3.this star wars thing will play


i had a person point out that the star wars thing is not on windows xp, but actually is on a server somewhere on earth.
Therefore, you need an internet connection to view it.

Step 4: The Media Players

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and now i will show you how to find the 2 old versions of windows media player in windows xp.
to get to the first one, look around in system32 and you will see something called mplay32. click on it and it will open up.


go to run and type in mplay32 and it will open up. note-this one can not play video.

to get to the second one, go to run and type in mplayer2. this one can play video.

Step 5: Tips and Troubleshooting

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tips: i must clarify that some of this will only work in xp. some works with vista and windows 2000/me, but i will only tell you if you ask by commenting. i will probably check this intructable frequently for the next two or so weeks.


troubleshooting: if you get a blue message saying that these files are hidden, just click show files anyway.

if you cant find anything, just try again and keep on searching. because they are there. just sometimes a little hard to find.

if you cant find a c:/ drive with windows on it, look for whatever drive your windows partition is on for example, it could be e:/WINDOWS/ or f:/WINDOWS/ instead of c:/WINDOWS/.

Step 6: Sources:

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for the first song, i found directions on

for the telnet star wars thing, i found directions on

the other 3 songs i found my self although there are directions on youtube.

i found the first media player my self

for the second media player, i found directions in a tekzilla daily tip large quicktime itunes podcast.

by me, the nerdy person with the username carrierpilot1357


UbuntuNinja (author)2009-03-31

Does anyone know how to do the text movie in a Bash shell (the command line that is used in Linux/Unix/Mac OS X)?

IanW35 (author)UbuntuNinja2016-01-02

yes you can do the star wars thing i do it all the time on my raspberry pi it is just the same command as on windows oh wait this is 7 years old im posting it anyways

no I believe not. I think you can only do this in windows

The nerdling (author)2012-06-10

if the star wars thing doesnt work go to this website

jmarri (author)2011-04-04

Before you can do this you have to have telnet server stuff enabled on your computer search How to activate Telnet in the Instructables search box to find out how to do it. ;)

itzepiic (author)2010-10-22

Guys, come on.

Open cmd prompt
type "telnet"
type "o"
then ""

jjjjjaaaakkkkeeee (author)2010-07-11

@unominame Try typing Telnet

jrsblb (author)2010-02-23

You really should add the "telnet" command before""..... some people could find that annoying (if they don't already know what you mean).

Nice one though.

rocubr (author)2009-04-28

What the heck are animal sfx doing in this folder?!?!?!

carrierpilot1357 (author)rocubr2009-04-29

who knows...

that star wars thing wont work on my computer when I type in it says it isn't a reconniseable batch file...

i do, something.

Damp Cuttlefish (author)2009-06-03

who puts all this random stuff in there anyway? or maybe its just left in there from an old windows version?

bears0 (author)Damp Cuttlefish2009-08-07

the Star Wars thing isn't on your computer its online if you look in the beginning of the movie you will see the creators e-mail and the website and you can watch it on the Internet they put it on to telnet and that's why you have to type in telnet to make it work Google it. the songs could be on your computer I have no idea why they could be on there

ianskiin (author)bears02009-08-12

Not to be mean, but with an open telnet connection that computer is connected to yours, and in theory they could control it or put malicious software on it, etc. so i would be careful when you do that...

while I know the starwars thing is from the internet... but those songs are from windows 2000.

bears0 (author)2009-08-07

in the system32 folder look for dvdplay.exe

bears0 (author)2009-08-07

you can also find sound files not just songs I've done it before I've seen people make songs out of them its really cool.

bears0 (author)2009-08-07

I've heard of the Star Wars thing if you look in the beginning of the movie you'll see a link where you can watch it online

erikals (author)2009-07-09

good ol' mplayer32 and mplayer2. I've played with Windows 98's media player before... so to have it in XP is just fantastic. Thank you so much for posting this instructable.

twocvbloke (author)2009-07-03

If I recall correctly, Mplay32, of Windows 3.1 (with Win32s installed)/95 vintage does play video, but I think it might be only avi files... :) As for mplayer2, I'm always using that, it works so much better for video than the later media player versions, but I also use WinAmp too, cos that's cool... :D

jona991 (author)2009-06-28

I can't come at the star wars thing the Internet connection don't want to connect.

nachodynamite (author)2009-05-09


barf_malak (author)2009-04-16

it just said "connectoion lost, and im connected to the internet!!! help!!

awang8 (author)2009-02-21

Hmm...title.wma sounds really cool.

polpan (author)2009-02-04

the star wars telnet thing..... it form anohter server....and it's not only in windows too..any *nix system does have a telnet command..... :)

Muscelz (author)2008-09-19

Umm...... U for got to say this... Start "Command Prompt" Up in the "Run" Dialog Box In the "Start Menu" Type In cmd into the run dialog box Type Telnet Type o WATCH AND TRY TO ENJOYY!!!! THEY SPENT ALOTA TIME MAKING THIS!!!

f86sabre (author)Muscelz2009-01-04

telnet that is the entire command

carrierpilot1357 (author)Muscelz2008-10-25

oh i'm sure a text based movie takes a really long time.(I really mean it. i'm not being carcastic)

Muscelz (author)carrierpilot13572008-11-03

hahah it sounds like u are lolzzz

carrierpilot1357 (author)Muscelz2008-11-03

If it does than I really didn't mean it!

Muscelz (author)carrierpilot13572008-11-05

Hahah man its kewl, dw bout it. hav a gud day man

dude111115 (author)2008-12-05

well, it makes a difference to the fact that you would not be able to run the drwatson now, doesnt it?

dude111115 (author)2008-12-03

its drWATSON not drwaton, your missing an s

well um... ok but that is a very small thing to make a comment on isn't it?

dirtydave91 (author)2008-11-03

carcastic???? WTF is that. lrn2spell next time...

Splortched (author)dirtydave912008-12-03

I think it's being sarcastic while driving.

chan650 (author)2008-08-04

I can't find the mplayer2 thingy. can you maybe post a file path or something to it?

carrierpilot1357 (author)chan6502008-08-04

make sure your running windows XP. you will find it here: C:\Program Files\Windows media player click on mplayer2.exe remember not to move anything! hope this helps.

jackdaun (author)2008-07-16

are there any other vids you can watch through telnet?? email me ur answer on Thank you jack

onlyonebowman (author)2008-07-10

tekzilla rocks

i can only say that i agree with you

codongolev (author)2008-07-02

umm, you can just type in "telnet" and it will do the same thing.

uuuuuummmmmmmmm..... you're right. I think I will change that.

uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmmmm.... okay.

uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmm i think your right

uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuum, this is a little stupid so I'm gonna stop.

yes it is

crestind (author)2008-05-20

It's not a hidden song, oobe stands for "Out of Box Experience," and that's the song that plays when you're registering the PC. It's not really hidden.

by the way, if you have looked in oobe\images, do you know what program will open qmark.acs? I've never heard of .acs before.