How come all my icons are now Windows Media icons after trying to open a file with Windows Media Player?

by on March 29, 2011

Q: i tried to open a file on my computer with windows media and now all my icons turned into windows media
how do you turn it off
when i try to open anything with a only windows media opens please help stressing out bad thanks


One Response to “How come all my icons are now Windows Media icons after trying to open a file with Windows Media Player?”
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    Many of your files became associated with media player. To correct this, right click on one of the files you don’t want to open with media player. Select ‘Open With..’, check the box at the bottom that says ‘always use this program to open this type of file’ then select the program you want to use from the list.

    Repeat for your other files types as needed.

    If you have a specific other program that you always want to use for playing video or audio content, launch that program and check its options and settings, most have an option that with auto associate the program to a list of file types.