WMP file icons do not appear. WMP works fine and opens the files, the file associations exist, but the icons (not thumbnails) for the media files are gone. The blank (unknown file) icon is shown instead.
WMP is also gone from the list of Default programs.
What I've tried with no success:
- I found some registry entries that worked for some people and added them to the registry
- Disable and then enable WMP in Windows features
- Installed K-Lite Codec pack (I thought it might be bundled with icons)
- Downloaded WMP installation (doesn't work on Windows 8.1)
- Tried changing program access and computer defaults (WMP is listed there)
This is not a virus. I have a fairly new installation with a good AV. System Restore is not an option and I don't think it would work anyway.
The problem appeared after I ran a chkdsk on my SSD (I realize that that wasn't particularly smart).
Does anyone have a solution or an idea how to solve this? I would like to avoid reinstalling the OS.
I am running Windows 8.1.