Windows Media Player with wrong Find Album Info link

My Computer just did the latest update then all of a sudden whenever I go into Windows Media Player and go into Find Album Info the Find Album Info Cache link is instead of the usual, Can anyone please help me change back to I got a lot of Albums with the wrong information and I need in order to sort everything out.

It's amazing that Microsoft hasn't fixed this. It's a bug that they seemed to have ignored. I found the fix on a different site and it's relatively simple, but you must edit the registry as follows:

  1.  Start regedit.exe

  2.  Navigate to

  3.  Look for setting PREFERREDMETADATAPROVIDER -- it should have a value of "pmpMusicMatch"

  4.  Edit the setting PREFERREDMETADATAPROVIDER, and clear the value so you have a blank value

  5.  Save / exit regedit.exe

  6.  Restart Windows Media Player, you should be restored back to

I hope this helps.

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Last updated September 20, 2020 Views 11,011 Applies to: