The quickest way to disable MTP Media Player

This will show how to solve the MTP Media Player prompt up on the new USB devices, which disallow you from browsing the devices content using Windows Explorer. I will show you the fastest way to disable the MTP Media Player, without hurting anything and you could also enable MTP Media Player later as well.

Sony Walkman NWZ-B135F

Sony Walkman NWZ-B135F

This is the latest gadget i bought myself, the new Sony Walkman NWZ-B135F. Comparing to the previous model, NWD-B105F/B in term of the functionality it has added the Bass option, and it need only shorter recharge time and longer playback time.

Recharge Time
NWZ-B135F/L – Approx. 70 mins
NWD-B105F/B – Approx. 120 mins

Continuous Playback Time
NWZ-B135F/L –
Approx. 16 hrs
NWD-B105F/B -
Approx 12 hrs

This is what happen when you insert the Sony walkman into the computer, which running on Windows XP Service Pack 3 or Windows Media 10 and above. The MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) Media Player autorun.

The main purpose of the protocol is to transfer media files and associated metadata to/from devices, with optional additional support for remote control of the device, reading and setting of device parameters

The MTP features is almost useless, if you’re using WIndows Media Player 10 and below, therefore I could not rename my recording or even copying the recording to my notebook. Not to mention, added songs into it. If you notice the MTP Media Player autorun, only allow media player to manage your device.
MTP Media Player

MTP Media Player

If you go to your My computer, you will not see your device drive as well. You will not even have the eject tray icon in your taskbar.
Walkman not found in My Computer

Walkman not found in My Computer

Here will be the quickest way to disable the ignoring MTP Media Player.

1. Right click on My Computer -> select Manage

Right Click on My Computer

Right Click on My Computer

2. Go under System Tools -> Device Manager

3. Look for your portable device, for this case it is under Windows Portable Devices -> Walkman

4. Right click on Walkman, select Update Driver

Device Manager Windows Portable Device

Device Manager Windows Portable Device

5. Select “Install from a list of specific location (Advanced)

6. Click on “Next” button to continue

Hardware Update Wizard Specific Location

Hardware Update Wizard Specific Location

7. Select the option “Don’t search, I will choose the driver to install

8. Click on the Next button

Hardware Update Wizard Don't Search

Hardware Update Wizard Don't Search

9. Choose the USB Mass Storage Device and click on Next button and finish the process.

Hardware Update USB Mass Storage Device

Hardware Update USB Mass Storage Device

10. Finally, you will be able to usee the USB device in your my computer.

My Computer USB Walkman device found

My Computer USB Walkman device found

If you have question, or a better way of disabling the MTP Media Player, just drop me a comment below. Cheers.

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  • 3410

    Thanks, dude. It worked.

  • cesat

    al little bit late :)
    but thanx a lot!!! it really works111

  • Liat

    got the same problem you saved me lots of trouble Thank You !!!

  • Pavel P?nkava

    Thx man. I have Sony NWZ-B163F and this was exactly what I needed :)

  • Owning Single

    Thanks so much.  This was driving me insane with my Cybershot camera

  • ali

    thanks a lot i got the solution

  • EG Hoff

    Thank you so much for the tip. It works wonders.

  • Geek

    Thanks… that was the EXACT solution I was looking for.
    Solved my problem. :)

  • Jthaomas

    Thank you

  • Elinaim1


    is there a
    way to disable all popups of mtp devices

    I have a
    kiosk that is looked down and when a mp3 player is connected that is configured
    as a mtp device I get a popup windows and the end user can get to the explorer

    I disabled
    autorun in group policy and I am running windows xp pro sp3






  • Shiva90 Ranjani

    Worked out for me!! thanx a lot yah!!!

  • Ron

    Thank you.  I had NWZ-B163F with the same issue.  Your post really helped me.

  • coolsingh

    Thanks alotttt mate. I had actually forgot this process and was having trouble ejecting my walkman. I had to switch off my PC everytime. Thanks for the service!!!

  • Alex Hernandez Mitchell

    Thanks man! i hade the same trouble with my samsung u5 and its fixed now.. i was thinking of going back to ubuntu for a second haha

  • Areek10450

    thanks, you did solve my problem!

  • Herby

    Thanks, solved my problem

  • Pfxdona

    Thank you SO much!
    I was really pissed off I couldn’t play directly off the player.
    Drag & drop + ability to manage folder content in explorer were the only reasons for not getting an ipod shuffle for gym workouts and running.

  • slooshy

    Thank you. You saved my life! :D

  • slooshy

    Samsung Juke was not letting me transfer music files from Juke to PC — heheh, problem solved. Thank you soooo much!!!!

  • gracious

    Much love.  Huzzah for people who know what they’re doing!

  • 978

    Thank you very much!!!

  • Fabshilpa

    thanks a ton!!

  • Mmm

    Thank you so much, I have the NWZ-B163F and this exactly what it needed.

  • Geraldpchua

    Thank you so much! It works! :D

  • W3rm

    type in terminal:
    setprop persist.sys.usb.config mass_storage

    That should disable the MTP and make reappear the USB Mass Storage.

  • Vlad

    Hi there, replying to this pretty old article, hoping that I could help someone else… So, If you are looking for how to disable the MTP mode and use the USB Mass Storage mode, try to find wpdmtp* files in you system, move them to Recycle bin, reconnect your device anl look what happens. If the USB Mass Storage mode has not activated, then you would probably need to delete all the references to your wpdmtp* dlls from system registry. Then you would probably need to take into account that no MTP mode will be possible anymore… Which I like, however :-)

  • Epicfker

    thx it works ^^

  • Martha

    Thanks a million!!!! My teenage son’s Transcend mp3 all of a sudden turned to MPT and he just freaked, and so did I. There’s just one thing though. On the mp3, there’s a file MPT which, despite erasing it keeps coming back every time you plug the mp3 in! Any ideas about how to get rid of it????

  • Peter

    How to do the same on Windows 7?

  • P

    thanks so much, the best answer/solution on the net!
    Pietro, Italy

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  • Mikihara Tsukiko

    Thank you ;)