Where is Windows Media Player in Windows 10?

Windows Media Player not only allows you to store and view music, pictures, or video files but sync them to a portable device for enjoying on the go. In addition to this, you can share the content with devices around your home all from one place. However, many of us fail to remember this name today. The player is not easily visible. Has Microsoft removed Windows Media Player? Certainly not! Windows Media Player is alive and well in Windows 10. Here’s how you can find Windows Media Player in Windows 10 Pro as well as Home quickly.

Windows Media Player in Windows 10

Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Pro LTSB (Long Term Service Branch) editions do not include Windows Media Player, but Windows 10 Pro and Home do. You can find WMP by:

  1. Locating Windows Media Player Shortcut
  2. Launching Windows Media Player via the Run dialog
  3. Installing Windows Media Player in Windows 10.

1] Locating Windows Media Player Shortcut

Windows Media Player

The simplest way to find Windows Media Player is by clicking Start, typing Windows Media Player in the Search box and selecting the app.

If you cannot spot Windows Media Player in the list, check out if there’s any file by the name WMPlayer.exe located under the Windows Media Player folder in the Program Files directory.

2] Launch Windows Media Player via the Run dialog

If you do not find any file by the name WMPlayer.exe located under the Windows Media Player folder in the Program Files directory, Press Win+R to bring up the Run dialog, and type:

C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe

If the command returns with a message saying “Windows cannot find wmplayer.exe” then, it means Windows Media Player package may not have been installed on your PC. So, install the Windows Media Player.

3] Install Windows Media Player in Windows 10

Windows Media Player in Windows 10

To proceed with this method, right-click Start, select ‘Control Panel’ > ‘Programs’ > ‘Programs & Features’ and then click on ‘Turn Windows Features On or Off’.

Apps and Features. Click “Turn Windows features on or off”. Expand Media Features and check the box marked against ‘Windows Media Player’ and click OK.

Now read:

  1. Windows Media Player Tips & Tricks
  2. Troubleshoot Windows Media Player.
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The author Hemant Saxena is a post-graduate in bio-technology and has an immense interest in following Windows, Office and other technology developments. Quiet by nature, he is an avid Lacrosse player. Creating a System Restore Point first before installing a new software, and being careful about any third-party offers while installing freeware is recommended.