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Windows 7: Media Player Windows 7

23 Sep 2010   #1
JBBLCC

Windows 7
 
 
Media Player Windows 7

How do I uninstall all old videos in Windows 7 Media player. I have tried all sugestions. Do I need to uninstall and re-install.


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23 Sep 2010   #2
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

What are you tying to do? Reset the media Library?
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23 Sep 2010   #3
JBBLCC

Windows 7
 
 
Windows Media player 12

I have Videos that do not work. I can not gelete the old videos or anything in my library. I would like to keep music files, but clean out video and start over.

THanks
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23 Sep 2010   #4
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

The best way will be to Restore the entire Library.

There are 2 ways to do it.

1) Open WMP and Right Click in the Empty space to the left of the Play Tab.
Choose Tools--> Advanced --> Restore Media Library
(As seen in the snip below) WMp will automatically close.

Re-Open Media Player and wait for it to rebuild the Library.

2) If the first method does not work for you, then try this method.

Close WMP & Make sure 'Show Hidden Files" is enabled.

Browse to the hidden Folder @
C \ Users \ your user name \ AppData \ Local \ Microsoft

Delete the folder "Media Player"

Open Media Player and wait for it to rebuild the Library.


Either way will completely remove everything in the library itself.
However, it does NOT delete the actual files. Only the reference to them.
Once you re-open WMP it will re-build it all.


Hope this helps.


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24 Sep 2010   #5
JBBLCC

Windows 7
 
 
Windows Media Player

Step one did not work. How do I locate hidden files.

Thanks JBBLCC
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24 Sep 2010   #6
Orbital Shark

 
 

If you open up explorer, click 'Organize' then 'Folder and search options'. Under the 'View' tab, click 'Show hidden files or folders'
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24 Sep 2010   #7
JBBLCC

Windows 7
 
 

I tried step one again and it worked. My Windows Media Player works fine now. Thanks, I spent around six hours and visited many sites to try and resolve. Your recomendation was perfect.

Thanks again JBBLCC
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24 Sep 2010   #8
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Glad you fixed the issue
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24 Sep 2010   #9
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JBBLCC View Post
I tried step one again and it worked. My Windows Media Player works fine now. Thanks, I spent around six hours and visited many sites to try and resolve. Your recomendation was perfect.

Thanks again JBBLCC

That's good news
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