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How to remove file associations for Windows Media player


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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.

Thanks.
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