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    This topic contains 3 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  Seattle27 2 months ago.

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    • #222125 Reply

      karma244
      AskWoody Lounger

      Hope this is right place for this question. Laptop with win10 1709. I want to play mp3s with Windows Media Player but when I use “open with” I have to dig down through browse to find it and choose it. But even after clicking on wmplayer.exe it won’t apply. To add to the oddity, wmplayer has a folder in both program files and program files (x86) howeverthe exe is only showing in the x86 folder. However, when I try to copy it in, the message says it is there so I tried showing hidden and it really is not.

      Any ideas how to get it applied?

      Related question, I added something to the open with choices that doesn’t belong. How do I remove it?

    • #222151 Reply

      Paul T
      AskWoody MVP

      Have you used the methods shown on this page?
      https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/how-to-change-file-associations/

      cheers, Paul

      • #225576 Reply

        karma244
        AskWoody Lounger

        Thanks. Tried everything and it doesn’t work. It will change from Winamp too VLC but not to win media player. But if I click the Media Player exe t opens and plays anything I drag in.

    • #225588 Reply

      Seattle27
      AskWoody Lounger

      Regarding removing an unwanted ‘Open with…”, I had this blog post bookmarked from ghacks.net :

      https://www.ghacks.net/2018/05/24/how-to-remove-open-with-programs-in-windows/

      I don’t have any ideas about the mp3 / media player situation though.

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