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Windows Media Player 12 (Windows 7) has added some very wrong album art files on some of my files. How can I remove the album art without having to replace them?

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Use MP3tag (freeware) to remove the album art.

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Care to expand on this answer? Like some instruction, links, etc.? – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Jun 24 '12 at 19:40
Images might work well. This would also depend on whether WMP12 embeds album art. – Journeyman Geek Jun 25 '12 at 0:44

In version 11 (11.0.5721.5268) follow the following procedure from the library view:

Right click on the track and select "Advanced Track Editor".

Select the "Pictures" tab.

Select the image you want to remove and click on "Delete".

However, according to Wikipedia:

The Advanced Tag Editor (ID3 tag editor), which allowed users to edit metadata for media files file, is removed. Editing metadata in Windows Media Player library and in Details pane of Windows Explorer is still supported. Source

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Hm... I can't seem to find any such option. – Svish Apr 7 '10 at 21:08
@Svish - what options do you see when you right click over the track title? – ChrisF Apr 8 '10 at 11:38
If you use Windows Explorer to browse to the music file and right-click the file, select properties, you should have a Details tab where you can change the metadata except for the album art. – Jason R. Coombs Apr 8 '10 at 12:06
@Jason, If only it was the other details I wanted to change :p – Svish Apr 14 '10 at 18:19
Play All, Play, Play next, Add to..., Edit, Rate, Find album info, Delete, Properties, Open File Location – Svish Apr 14 '10 at 18:21

Open your song/album in iTunes, right click on the song and select Get info. In last tab Artwork, select photo and press Delete. Then use Windows Media Player.

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I ran into this problem this weekend and was really disappointed to find I couldn't delete the album art. Most of the resources on the web talk about how to hide the album art, and not how to delete it.

Ultimately, I was able to delete it by showing hidden files and folders and deleting all of the metadata files.

The challenge is if Windows 7 is adding the wrong album art, it will probably automatically replace it with the wrong art again (unless it was a selection you inadvertently made).

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