Remove Windows Media Player Context Menu

By Xah Lee. Date:

In Windows (Vista), when viewing a folder, when right clicking on a item, there's the menu “Play with Windows Media Player”. How to set it so such submenu does not show?

Remove the “WMP*” items in the following the registry folders.

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\Directory.Audio\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\Directory.Image\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\Directory.Video\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\audio\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\video\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

If you are not familiar with Registery, see: Windows: Registry Tutorial .

Thanks to “Synetech inc” for the answer at [ http://superuser.com/questions/178566/how-to-disable-play-with-windows-media-player-contextual-menu ] .

See also: AutoHotkey Tutorial