how do I make windows media player my default?

By glenn_rolek
Apr 19, 2007
  1. I just downloaded and installed zune and automatically became my default, now every time I want to play an MP3 it opens zune. I want to change back that windows media player is my default.
  2. peterdiva

    peterdiva TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,088

    Open Control Panel and select Folder Options. On the File Types tab scroll down to MP3, highlight it and then click change. You may already have WMP listed as a recommended program, if not you'll have to browse to the Windows Media Player folder and select wmplayer.exe.
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Another way to do it is this.

    Click start/all programmes/Set program access and defaults/custom/Choose default media player/Windows media player/ok.

    Regards Howard :)
  4. Mattew Fish

    Mattew Fish TS Rookie

    Another way is directly from Windows Media Player:

    1. In Windows Media Player, click Tools, and then click Options.
    2. On the Formats tab, under Available File Formats, click Select All to select all of the file formats listed (or you can click to select each individual check box).
    3. Click Apply, and then click OK.
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