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How to remove file associations for Windows Media player

  1. #1

    Posts : 22
    w7-32 bit, w8-32 bit, w10-64 bit

    How to remove file associations for Windows Media player

    I just don't want to use Windows Media player. It is not even there on my pc I guess.

    Still, several of my file associations are showing windows media player as associated with it.

    When I go to control panel - default program, and untick associations for wmp, then don't stick. unticking them doesn't work, they reappear the next time.

    I also have foobar2000, winamp, vlcplayer installed, I have put default for these programs.

    however, all the extensions associated with wmp do not appear in the list of extension for these three programs, so I am not able to set them.

    I just don't want to use wmp. I want those extensions to remain unassociated with any program, so that when and if I ever player any file with that extension, windows should ask me how to open that, and then I can select .

    How to remove wmp associations from all extensions listed there, even without associating it with another program.


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  2. #2

    Posts : 21,865
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Rawat, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you like, you should be able to use "Open with" on the file to set the default program you wanted.

    Open with - Change Default Program in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
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  3. #3

    Posts : 376
    W8.1, W7

    How to remove wmp associations from all extensions listed there, even without associating it with another program.
    Maybe this? File Extension Type - Unassociate - Windows 7 Help Forums
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How to remove file associations for Windows Media player

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