WMP 11 - Disabling automatic synchronization

April 2018


Using Windows Media Player for multimedia playback as default has one major drawback, you probably noticed that when you insert a removable disk (flash drive or MP3 player),automatic synchronization wizard will open.
  • Just click on Finish to stop the wizard.
  • Opening the removable disk, you will notice the presence of a file WMPInfo (backup file for synchronization settings), if you remove this folder whenever you reconnect your drive it will be copied again (just hide this file).


  • In Windows Media Player, if you create a sync list, synchronization will be triggered automatically when you insert the disk and to avoid this go to:
  • In Windows Media Player, go to the Synchronize.
  • Right-click on your removable disk.
  • Click on Advanced.
  • Uncheck the Start Synchronization when connecting the device and click OK.
  • Now the procedure is done manually,you must press on Start Synchronization to activate it .
Published by jak58. Latest update on February 21, 2010 at 06:19 AM by jak58.
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