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Make sure that that folder is listed there as a library location, and add it manually if necessary.Tim De Baets http://www.bm-productions.tk Wednesday, December 29, 2010 3:40 PM Reply | Quote 1 November 6, 2008 Glenn Didn't work for me just ended up with empty library but none of the files found during scanning were added. Continue Reading Up Next Up Next Article How to Create an MP3 CD in Windows Media Player 11 Up Next Article Missing Album Art: How to Update Your WMP 12 Library December 13, 2009 Jeff Worked for WMP12 on Win7 Pro. check my blog

Thanks a ton! building the library took me clearly more then 20 minutes - my pc isn't even slow or anything and don't have all the file tags filled in or don't even use I thought I had a virus or something but the scanner didn't detect anything. A small dialog box may temporarily appear while the process is being stopped. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/925718

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Thought I would add this in case someone else had the same issue. Thanks for this! Upon re-launching media player your WMP should rebuild this folder with the defaults.

Had you written (as another site had) “\Users\YOUR USERNAME\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Media Player” it would have helped more but even here my name is not in place of "user" Why not just take the My PC is a new laptop running Win 7 (3 weeks old). Thursday, December 16, 2010 4:37 AM Reply | Quote All replies 2 Sign in to vote Unfortunately, such 'ghost' songs are a common problem in WMP 12, and you can only Totally helped me when the Microsoft support site was giving me a run around!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 1:31 AM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote nikilai76, just to be clear, you're supposed to rename the Media Player folder in %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft to Media Delete Windows Media Player Library December 6, 2009 Igor Whoever you are you are a genius!!! Followed your lead and ALL BETTER without me having to locate the files or anything. official site Specifically the file organisation and the file deletion.

Now when you restart Windows Media Player, you should be able to add music to your library again. advice March 21, 2009 ahmed It workd April 3, 2009 Gary Spot on advice, Worked like a charm, Many thanks April 5, 2009 Tom Running vista ultimate WMP11 worked a charm! If its status isStarted , double-click the service and click Stop . - Go to Start, type %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft in the Search field, and press Enter. The instructions were so simple to follow and it worked!!

  • October 17, 2010 Alex I recently have had alot of problems with my pc in the regards of windows media player.
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  • Reply Charles Young January 22, 2012 at 12:50 pm # Thank you for these instructions, which I have used a couple of times now.
  • You saved me a ton of grief!
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  • Reply Rick April 8, 2013 at 4:01 am # It did work for me fortunately.
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    I was about to put a boot through my computer when I happened upon your website. I have not renabled sharing yet but I hope it will work again. Reset Windows Media Player Library Windows 7 Why fix what ain't broke? How To Delete Windows Media Player Windows 7 Comments Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.

    If you can't find the service then you can probably just proceed to the next step.Tim De Baets http://www.bm-productions.tk Sunday, June 23, 2013 7:23 PM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in click site You help me a lot to solve it.. While the files were gone, they still showed up in WMP, although they were unplayable. also checked out the KB article someone posted here, that was simply this hot-to-geek fix, but without the two screen shots. …? Winamp

    That feature has never worked from the start. XD August 30, 2011 Jared Thanks so much Asagron that worked perfectly September 15, 2011 Khrys THANK YOU!!! Step 2 – Delete The Library Database File Keep the Services window open, we’ll need it again later on to re-enable this service after we first delete a few files. news If you get a chance goto that site and give the author a big thanks as well. - Asagron June 24, 2008 sixdogman Awesome advice!

    Thanks again for the great walkthrough! THANKS SO MUCH Reply Michael June 30, 2013 at 8:18 am # Unfortunately, your suggestion has not helped. February 28, 2010 Bobo Good sdvice…but i have another problem..i'm on an older version of window's media player (version 9) and when i go to search for a song i know

    I was skeptical since this was written four years ago and for Vista, but it worked like a charm on my brand new Windows 7 laptop!

    Monday, March 19, 2012 9:42 AM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote ohWindows Media Player Network Sharing Service turns on after anyways . August 25, 2010 Daniel Muchas gracias la información me resulto muy util, quedo enormemente agradecido, de no ser por tu información minimo habia desparecido mi windows media August 26, 2010 Rawr I hope MS can get their act together. Your music will not be deleted, just the database.

    I have a Creative Zen, and accidentally deleted the majority of my music in my computer library via it's software (Creative Centrale) For the last few weeks all I've had in Add to Want to watch this again later? It fixed my problem perfectly - much more informative than the Microsoft article (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925718) December 6, 2008 Spacegold This is an awesome website - a technological gold mine for those of http://skimwp.org/windows-media/cannot-delete-windows-media-player-mac.php Try DuplicateFilesDeleter.com - Duration: 2:21.

    To start, by Click the Windows Start Menu Orb and Type services.msc in the search box. On XP browse to %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\ and then rename the Media Player folder. Mich X エモ 60,732 views 5:00 How to Rebuild/Clear Window Media Player 12 Library - Duration: 3:43. Thank very much for your help!

    Privacy statement  © 2016 Microsoft. I have been searching Microsoft's website for the answer with no success. Learn how to contact gP at our contact page. February 6, 2009 adam god bless u.

    Rating is available when the video has been rented. No sooner did I delete all the files and started media player, the indexing started. i have my music in a non-standard folder, so i need to tell WMP which folder to monitor… but i can't do that because it doesn't even open that dialog. should i startWindows Media Player Network Sharing Service afterwards?Also window media centre sometimes freezes when i click to go into the libary more so since ive reorganized my music folders.

    hated media player for like 30 minutes August 7, 2010 The Sacred Phoenix This worked for me too, thank you muchly. Yeah!