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Windows 7: How to Stop WMP12 from auto opening last played file


23 Mar 2011   #1

 
 
How to Stop WMP12 from auto opening last played file

How can I stop WMP12 from opening the last file that was played when I load up a new instance of WMP12? Say I watch a video, close WMp, I click the WMP icon to load the player up, it wants to continue playing the video where I left off. I disabled it before a long time ago, but just reformatted and its doing it again and I cant remember how I did it! Thanks

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23 Mar 2011   #2
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64
 
 

Maybe uncheck everything related to "History" / "Recent" played files...in the WMP options (right click an empty space of the taskbar=>Tools=>Options=>confidentials)
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23 Mar 2011   #3

 
 

Heya, I dont have a tools>options>confidentials when I right click taskbar? =( I have properties, but I dont see anything like that in there. Thanks
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24 Mar 2011   #4

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Try the following:

1. Open Windows Media Player 12 (wmp 12) from start Menu
2. Now click on Organize and go to Options
3. Under Options, Select Privacy tab
4. Now under Privacy tab look at History Section
5. Click on “Clear History” to clear Frequent/Recent List of Windows Media Player 12
6. Uncheck Music, Pictures, Videos & Playlist.
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24 Mar 2011   #5

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
Try the following:

1. Open Windows Media Player 12 (wmp 12) from start Menu
2. Now click on Organize and go to Options
3. Under Options, Select Privacy tab
4. Now under Privacy tab look at History Section
5. Click on “Clear History” to clear Frequent/Recent List of Windows Media Player 12
6. Uncheck Music, Pictures, Videos & Playlist.

I did the Clear History, but Music/Pics/Video/Playlist were all aready unchecked, and still does the same thing =(
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24 Mar 2011   #6

 
 

Though I just closed the wmp file via task manager, and when I reload it, it does not continue anymore. Seems like the task isnt closing all the way when I close WMP?
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24 Mar 2011   #7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Have you installed or updated anything recently that might have coincided with this behavior change? Or has it always done this?
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24 Mar 2011   #8

 
 

Umm wierd. It seems if I click the X to close, the file will remain open, and continue when I reopen WMP via start menu etc, but if I go to file/exit, then it does not
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24 Mar 2011   #9
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64
 
 

Oops...was "Under Options, Select Privacy tab".
Sorry for that misspelling.

You shouldn't have this annoying last file playing, now.
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