Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Resetting Windows Media Player File Associations

If you have Windows Media Player, Quicktime, and the Real Media Player all installed on your computer, you may notice that they will compete to be the primary player for specific file types (such as: .mpg, mp3, etc.). I personally like using the Windows Media Player as my default media player, but if I am not careful when I update these applications they will sometimes try to re-associate specific media file types with themselves.

fortunately the Windows Media Player comes with the ability to reset these file associations back to itself. All you have to do is follow the instructions below:
  • Launch Windows Media Player
  • From the Tools menu, select Options...
  • Click the 'File Types' tab.
  • Press the 'Select All' button, and then press the Apply button.
  • Press the OK button.

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