Windows 10: Remove Play with Windows Media Player Context Menu in Windows 10  

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  1. Posts : 83
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows 10 Home x64
       11 Sep 2017 #10

    Bree said: View Post
    I've just tested this on two of my systems, 14393.1593 and 15063.540. Both already had WMP turned on in 'Windows Features' but neither had the context menu there by default. 'Add_Play_with_Windows_Media_Player_context_menu.reg' did not add the context menu on either system, even after a restart.

    Personally that's no hardship though, having previously used 'Open With' to browse and find WMP. So it (and others I've 'opened with' before) are available at a right-click as well as the default Microsoft apps.

    Attachment 152877
    AHA! So there is something wrong with that regedit file. Maybe someone can fix it? I did some research and found this is where context menu handlers are. I know you can hit open with but I want the Play With option.

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  2. Posts : 83
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows 10 Home x64
       11 Sep 2017 #11

    It still doesn't work Brink

    I used the removal reg and your new adding reg also rebooted with nothing working.
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  3. Posts : 27,188
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17604
    Thread Starter
       11 Sep 2017 #12

    RECONBunny,

    I'm not sure what method may have removed it for you, but you could use the method Bree posted above as a workaround to open the file with WMP without setting WMP as the default app.
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  4. Posts : 5,418
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       11 Sep 2017 #13

    Brink said: View Post
    ...you could use the method Bree posted above as a workaround to open the file with WMP without setting WMP as the default app.
    Choose Default Apps in Windows 10 Windows 10 Apps Features Tutorials

    Step 1. Open with > choose another app
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    Step 2, click More apps

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    Step 3. scroll down to the bottom of the list to find Look for another app on this PC

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    Step 4. browse and find Windows Media Player wmplayer.exe then click Open

    Click image for larger version. 

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