Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Windows Media Player Disappeared

16 Jun 2009   #1
AlexRD

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Windows Media Player Disappeared

Hello,

Today i was going to see a DVD, and i couldn't find WMP.
I searched everywhere, Tried to Open With , but nothing there.
All is left is the Images. I checked on the Program Files folder, and it is empty. And strange thing is, i didn't even touch WMP.

But i did install Windows Media Player Classic, does it overrides it?
I uninstalled the WMP Classic but nothing yet,

PS: Please don't recommend another Player, i just want the WMP back.

What can i do?
Thanks,
Alex.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jun 2009   #2
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Go to Turn feature On or Off and check that it has been added.

-2009-06-17_111046.jpg


My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jun 2009   #3
AlexRD

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

All of them ARE checked.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jun 2009   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Alex.

See if turning it off, then back on may reset it to get it back.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jun 2011   #5
OraxThay

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Just wondering if anyone ever figured this one out; I'm having the same problem. All the media boxes are checked in the Windows Media section and of course I've tried turning it off and on again. Still no WMP, though. Shortly before it disappeared, it had stopped letting me rate my music, if that helps.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jun 2011   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello OraxThay, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if doing a System Restore using a restore point (if available) dated before this happened may be able to fix it for you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jun 2011   #7
OraxThay

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I only had one restore point, which was about 3am this morning, which was when I installed the latest security update for Windows. I restored to it anyway, and WMP is still MIA
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jun 2011   #8
Rxx

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I'm guessing you've checked in both the 64bit program files and 32 bit ones. If not try looking. The only thing I can think of that might help is deleting or fixing something in your registry.
I was trying to install the WMP 10 series yesterday, and one time changed the file path in the registry to program files x86, that moved the 12 series there when I rechecked it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jun 2011   #9
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Also, check Default Programs.
Start > Default Programs > Set program access and computer defaults

Windows Media Player - Restore or Remove from Default Programs - Vista Forums

You want to make sure that the "Enable access to this program" box is checked.
-capture.jpg


My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jun 2011   #10
OraxThay

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Aha! There it is. It's in Program Files (x86). I have to set it up again, though. Thanks!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Windows Media Player Disappeared




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows Media Player disappeared but still installed.
Windows Media Player has disappeared from my desktop and from the list of ''all programs''. When i try to download it, I get an already ''installed message'' What do I do ?
Music, Pictures & Video
set windows media player to 64bit player helppp
i cant seem to get it to default to 64bit version of windows media player... its annoying. i have ffdshow 64bit codecs. and everything i need in 64. theres gotta be a way
Music, Pictures & Video
Open Windows Media Player Inside Windows Media Player
Hi, I wanted to ask if it is possible to set Windows media player to open as the default player inside media center. The reason that I ask this is that I find media center sound is very low quality. I am using it inside windows 7 ultimate X64. I also use Media Browser and have set it to use...
Media Center
Cannot Seem To Make Windows Media Player The Default Player For WAV
I have iRiver software on my computer for my mp3 player - I want it to recognise and play mp3's , and I want Windows Media Player to recognise and play WAV files. I have set default programs as such , but the iRiver software still highjacks any audio file - is there some other way to stop this...
Music, Pictures & Video
Windows Media Player - Media Usage Rights Acquisition - Once or Always
I subscribed to an instructional poker website that has videos. If I download them, Windows Media Player brings up Media Usage Rights Acquisition which asks me for my username and password for the website. I type those in, and it says License Issued and allows me to play the video. I'm worried...
Music, Pictures & Video
Windows Media Player vs Zune Software vs Media Center?
I have 3 media options on my computer right now. I have the all purpose Media Player, the Television connecting Media Center, and the Zune compatible Zune Software. Could someone please provide the pros and cons to each maybe, and help me decide which should be my preferred choice? Thanks. What...
Music, Pictures & Video

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:55.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App