ChubbyD asked in Computers & InternetSoftware · 8 years ago

Where did my Windows Media Player go?

I have a Vista 64-bit desktop PC which I have upgraded to Windows 7 Professional. I did the upgrade a year ago so it isn't relevant to my problem.

I have always used used Windows media player for all of my media needs but one day, I clicked on a file, chose the "Open With" option from the pop-out menu and there was now WMP there!

I looked at my Start menu and it was gone from there & my task-bar! It was also gone from the All Programs list.

I opened my hard drive folder, clicked on Program Files (x86) and there it was. I was trying to figure out how to get it restored back to my All Programs list but don't know how to do it.

I opened the Windows Media Player folder, right-clicked on "wmplayer" and pinned it to my task bar as well as adding a short-cut to my Start Menu. When I click on either the short-cut or the task-bar icon, the player opened & played all of my audio and video files normally, and the library remained intact.

I mean, I NEVER have had an issue with my Media player since 2007 that I couldn't figure out and solve but, this one has me stumped.

I do have the Divx player so I am using that for now but I need my WMP! It doesn't show up on my list of default programs either.

Please, what can I do?

Thanks

2 Answers

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  • 4 years ago

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  • Rafael
    Lv 4
    8 years ago

    go to the wmplayer website and re-install it.

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