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Windows 7: Hundreds (if not thousands) of .wav files crashing my WMP

24 Oct 2013   #1

Windows Ultimate x64
Hundreds (if not thousands) of .wav files crashing my WMP

Hello all!

I have recently built my own computer, and everything seems to work like a charm..except for this one thing. I have re-installed all my recording software / plugins into a separate hard drive, but Windows Media Player seems to be picking up all the .wav files associated with the discs I am installing. It appears all the .wav sound files (and there are a LOT!) have been included in my Windows Media Player library. I have tried searching for anyone with this problem, and I can't seem to find any good advice. I can't access Media Player without it crashing every time I start it up, and it's kind of frustrating. I spent many hours ripping my own CDs and creating all my playlists and organizing everything the way I want. I really don't want to have to do this all over again. I have over a hundred CDs and want to avoid doing this (unless I have absolutely NO choice). I've uninstalled / re-installed with no difference.

What I don't seem to understand is why in the world Windows would import all of these sound files into their own playlist? It has nothing to do with anything! I'm just trying to install the sounds onto my Pro Tools folder, and here comes Windows Media Player screwing everything up by reading / saving these sounds into my library! Why would it do this?

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