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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  • Elango Sivam

    Thanks for your idea it works for me thanks again.



    thanks a lot

  • Prasad Mrhunt

    Awesome Man Thanks :) :) :)

  • Balaboy09

    Thanks a lot!!! was of great help :) :)

  • Akinabaloo

    thnx…it worked

  • Sharan_5878

    Thanks a lot, I followed your instructions it worked now aim able to access my device (sony walkwam E Serier Model NWZ-E454)
    in Windows XP SP3. By Sharavanan

  • Shounak

    This is simply the best resolution I found over the whole net, it is really helpful, even Sony did not cared to provide such a wonderful resolution steps.
    Thanks a lotttt for your blogs, keep inventing ;-)

  • Anto

    thanks a lot it was helpful

  • Diego Galeano

     Excellent !!!!! It works ok. Thank you very much for this tip.

  • Mriraj1

    Thanks .U guys are fantastic.
    I got my solution

  • Adli Amirul

    nice man


  • Siva

    Thanks a lot !!! :) its perfectly working for me now :)

  • Dinupnick

    thanks  a lottttttttttttttttt
    t it worked 

  • Apple

    I <3 you. Thank you so much!

  • Talentresource

    Great Tip! U r really a genius!  It worked smoothly and my walk man is working pretty well.

  • Bloodsocks

    thanks i fucking love you…

  • Asdf

    Thank you!

  • Fast Boston HardCore

    Thanks for an excellnet advice, works perfectly (Philips Go Gear)

  • Leonelfickel

    Hi. I have mp3 Sony NWZ B142. My XP SP3detects as MTP mode. Follow the instructions toswitch to mass storage device.When I go to access data from mp3 (like listening to a song), the mp3 stops. Mp3 lightsstop flashing and my PC also stops working.Missing a drive in my PC? I ask for help. Sorrymy English. I speak Portuguese. My email is

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  • Vaaaa

    thanks :)

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  • Aq

    Same problem

  • Wkarwei

    Thanks bro, You are the best!!!

  • Sumit

    Thanks.. u r gr8.

  • jakarta

    thanks…!! i gt the same problem with other type of sony walkman..

  • Elwinxiao668

    I gotta thank you for this tip, it’s verry usefull ^_^b

  • Benmisenmi

    very very very thankss

  • KoRn

    you simply rock…dude…

  • Suranjan Goswami

    thnx a LOT

  • Venky

    Hi Thanks it worked.

  • Prosenjit Banerjee

    Thank you very much !  It is really so easy after when I found your solutions to it.  God bless you !

  • ken

    yeah~it works! thankx!

  • nYn

    I owe you 2 hours of my life my friend!!! You are my hero, philips gogear as well made my life hard, but you saved me! :)))

  • nYn

    I owe you 2 hours of my life my friend!!! You are my hero, philips gogear as well made my life hard, but you saved me! :)))

  • Liga

    Thank God, I found this instruction. and it works!! :)

  • Raheemkv



    Thanks a lot! It worked!

    Was fed up of transferring files through windows media player!

  • Ericistotle

    Thank you!  This was driving me crazy.

  • USB 3G

    I am really glad I read this article! With this it has really helped me with my decision.

  • SexyBody

    Thank Man…!!! U save my life.. hehe

  • emmanuel

    hanG my sony walkman NWZ B142F how to fix it…???

  • Rukundocollin

    Dude  u r the best. thanks a bunch…

  • anuo

    thanx bro great solution

  • Teesra

    Thanks man. Finally only this helped me install my new Sony Walkman. :)

  • Fashionmat3

    Thank you so much you just made my Christmas alot easier

  • mike08

    hi sir, i have the same problem that’s driving me nuts for over 2 years. my sony walkman NWZ- B133F (B) is almost the same with your device, and having the same problem. but in addition,i have these extra problems:
     -player is dead for almost 2 years. i mean it won’t turn on no matter what i do, even i hit the reset button.
     -i tried recharging it by plugging it to my pc for a couple of minutes, but its no use. 
    -my pc detects it as removable disk, but the player doesn’t light up when inserted. 
    *my pc works on windows XP service pack 2. 
    -when the player is inserted, removable disk icon displays at “my computer”, but when opened, it displays “pls insert disk into drive F:”.
     -it doesnt display the “autoplay” options. 

    i tried your solution but nothing happened. it stays the same. hope you can help me. here’s my email: mykel2688@yahoo:disqus thanks!

  • USB 3G Viettel

    I am really glad I read this article! With this it has really helped me with my decision.

  • Raj001strom

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  • Osman

    Thank you Eugene. My problem is solved. Osman