6 Ways to fix Windows Media player is not working in Windows 10

5 Ways to Fix Windows Media Player is not working in Windows 10

Microsoft build Windows Media Player comes with the Windows operating system. It is the default media player in Windows 10/8/7. It supports almost every type of video format. Many users experience issues with this app, such as Windows Media Player is not Working or Win­dows Media Player Add to Library Not Working. It is frustrating having seen such an error. Don’t worry I have compiled some solution to fix this problem.

Lets fix it.

How to fix Windows Media Player is not Working in Windows 10

Fix 1: Run Windows Media Player troubleshooter

The inbuilt troubleshooter of Windows operating system can find and fix almost every type of problem including Windows apps, driver, programs, Windows update and security. Media Player comes under the Windows apps category. You can fix this problem by running the troubleshooter. Simply follow the method:

Step 1: Press Windows key + R, and type the command below and hit Enter or click Ok.

msdt.exe -id WindowsMediaPlayerConfigurationDiagnostic

Step 2: Click Next. Troubleshooter will take sometime to detect issues.

Step 3: Next click Apply this fix to reset default Windows Media Player settings.

Now open WMP app and enjoy song or video. If the problem still persists, go to the next solution.

Fix 2: Delete Local App Data

Local app data stored in Media player folder may arise this issue. To delete app data follow the steps:

Step 1: Press Windows Key + R to launch Run.

Step 2: Type appdata and hit Enter or click Ok.

Step 3: You will see Windows Explorer with the App Data folder opened. Now follow the path local>Microsoft>media player. Just double-click on Local folder, then Microsoft and Media Player to open the folder.

Delete Windows media player app data

Step 4: Press Ctrl + A to select all data in the folder.

Step 5: Press Delete key or right-click on it and select Delete to delete all the app data.

Now close Windows Explores and see the problem “Windows Media Player is not working” is fixed.

Fix 3: Reinstall Windows Media Player

If the above solution does not work, follow this steps:

Step 1: Type control panel in the search bar and open the app.


Step 2: Now set view by large icon(on the top right of the Window)and click Programs and features.

Programs and features

Step 3: Go to the left panel of the Window and click Turn Windows features on or off.

Turn Windows features on or off

Step 4: Now scroll down and find Media features, click the plus icon before Media features to expand it.

Step 5: Uncheck the box before Windows Media Player and again click Yes.

Turn off windows media player

Step 6: Now reboot your computer and repeat step 1 to 4 and this time check the box before Windows Media Player to start it again.

Again reboot your computer and see your problem is fixed.

Fix 4: Re-register these DLL files

You can solve the problem ‘Windows Media Player is not working in Windows 10’ by deleting some DLL files.

Step 1: Type cmd in the search bar and right click on it click Run as Administrator.

Step 2: Type

regsvr32 vbscript.dll

Hit Enter. Again type.

regsvr32 jscript.dll

Hit Enter. Finally, type

regsvr32 wmp.dll
run command prompt as administrator

Hit Enter. Now close the window and reboot your computer.

Fix 5: Check for updates

Outdated app may create problem, to keep your system updated including Windows app followthe steps:

Step 1: Press Windows Key + I to launch settings, or click start icon and select settings on the left panel.

Step 2: Click Update and Security.

Step 3: Click Check for Updates.

check for updates

Windows will take some time to check updates and install them. Make sure your internet service is active.

Fix 6: Use another Media Player

Although it is not a fix, you can say it’s one type of solution. If you can not solve the problem in Windows player app, install any third-party media player and enjoy it. I think Windows Media Player is best for audio, one of the best third-party media player app is Winamp. VLC player is also the solution for all type of video and audio files.


I hope your problem ‘Windows Media Player is not working in Windows 10″, is fixed and you enjoy audio. video smoothly. If your face any problem let me know, and comment below which fix worked for you.

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