Titles do not automatically open into the Overdrive Media Console – Windows 7

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If you download an eAudio title from the HCPL Digital Media Catalog and either the Overdrive Media Console does not open automatically when downloading an eAudio, or a different program other than the Overdrive Media Console attempts to open it, please follow the below instructions.

1. Verify that you have the Overdrive Media Console installed. You may need to look in your programs folder. You may also have the Overdrive icon on your desktop. The icon is blue with a white “O” in the bottom right corner.

2. If it is installed, continue to step 3. If it is not installed, please download the software here.

3. Select the Windows icon in the bottom left.

4. Click on "Default Programs" from the pop up menu.

5. Select "Associate a file type or protocol with a program."

6. There are three columns in this window. It shows the "Name" of the extension, the "description" of the extension, and the "Current Default" program the extension is set to.

7. Scroll down to the 'ODM' file type under the "Name" column.

8. Make sure that the 'ODM' extension is set to open with OverDrive Media Console (listed under the "Current Default" heading.) . If it is not, click once on the word “ODM'' to highlight the line in blue. If it is currently set to OverDrive Media Console, select “close” as your extension is properly set. Please contact support here for further assistance.

9. If it is not set to OverDrive Media Console, click on the "Change Program" button.

10. If OverDrive is showing in the ”Recommended” or “Other Programs,” select it here. If it is not listed, select "browse" to find more programs.

11. In the browse window that opens, scroll through the list to see if a folder for "OverDrive" or "OverDrive Media Console" is listed. If it is, open it and select the “OverDrive” program. If it is not, continue to step 10.

12. On the left hand column of the “browse” screen under the heading "Computer," select "OS:(C)."

13. In the browse window that opens, scroll through the list to see if a folder for "OverDrive" or "OverDrive Media Console" is listed. If it is, open it and select the “OverDrive” program. If it is not there, open a folder called "Programs (X86)."

14. Search in here for the "OverDrive Media Console" folder and double click it.

15. In the next window, select “MediaConsole.”

16. Close all open windows and attempt to download the title again. If asked to “Open” or “save” the file after attempting to download it, select “Open.”