How to Delete Stars in Windows Media Player


Windows Media Player includes features centered around organizing your media with descriptions, tags and ratings. According to, you can use Windows Media Player to synchronize portable devices with your library, play video and DVDs, discover new music and organize your media items with a customizable media library. Windows Media Player lets you quickly tag music with the artist's name, album or other information, and gives you the ability to apply a rating by clicking the stars next to the item in your library. You can also reduce the rating of an item for any reason.

  • Launch Windows Media Player on your computer. In Windows operating systems, Windows Media Player is usually located directly on the "Start" menu after selecting "All Programs." In Windows 7, simply click the Windows Media Player on the task bar to launch the software.

  • Select the "Library" tab to open the Library in Media Player. The Windows Media Player library lists all of the media that Media Player has located and added to your media library.

  • Scroll through your library and locate the media item you want to rate differently. Depending on your Windows Media Player configuration, the media could be listed by artist, album, rating or title.

  • Right-click the stars located in the "Rating" column of the song or media item you want to rate again. Highlight the "Rate" option in the right-click menu to expand the rating options.

  • Select the number of stars you would like to apply. You can rate from one to five stars. Click the star rating you want to apply. The new rating will automatically be applied.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you want to remove your rating, select "Unrated" from the "Rate" menu. This can be useful if you accidentally applied a rating to a song you have not yet listened to.

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