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04 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Re-index

Anyone point me to where i can manually re-index my library as I have been cleaning up my MP3 library (removing duplicate files, thumbnails with no pictures etc) and I want to re-index it all.

Thanks

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04 Dec 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blazer666 View Post
Anyone point me to where i can manually re-index my library as I have been cleaning up my MP3 library (removing duplicate files, thumbnails with no pictures etc) and I want to re-index it all.

Thanks
Hi blazer and welcome

Indexing control panel>advanced>rebuild. se pic

Ken J+
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04 Dec 2009   #3

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

type indexing at start/search to get to panel or anything else for that matter quickly also..
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04 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

That doesnt do the MP3 files - I want media player to re-scan the MP3 directory I have selected so it reloads all the album art and MP3 info

Thanks
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04 Dec 2009   #5

 

Tools>Apply Media Information Changes - give it time to work especially on a slower connection
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05 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blazer666 View Post
That doesnt do the MP3 files - I want media player to re-scan the MP3 directory I have selected so it reloads all the album art and MP3 info

Thanks
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Swanson Photos View Post
Tools>Apply Media Information Changes - give it time to work especially on a slower connection

Where is that then ^^^^^^ ????

Thanks
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05 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Swanson Photos View Post
Tools>Apply Media Information Changes - give it time to work especially on a slower connection

If that is in the media player then it is under the organize tab - it actually doesnt do anything.

Under windows XP I was able to re-index/re-scan the MP3 library - now this option seems to have gone, I find it very strange that this is the case. Someone MUST know how this is done. I have read my post and the request seems clear, sorry if you mis understood me. I will try to explain again

Windows media player has a database which stores all the information about the Mp3 files (and other media) this database has the album art, the name of the album, atrist name etc. Some of my albums were duplicated or the album art is wrong or missing. I have just fixed this by using the programmes "album art fixer" and "Mp3 Tag", so all my albums are nice and tidy and are all in the same format.

Trouble is media player takes ages to acknowledge these changes and it hasnt removed some of the duplicate or missing information. I want windows to re-scan my media library - i used to be able to do this with xp.
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05 Dec 2009   #8

 

First, make sure you have a full backup of your media folders and create a restore point.

Create a new admin account, move only the media files in the folders (no other file types), make sure you use default settings on initial setup for WMP.

To see all files in the folders, in Explorer, click Organize>Folder and Search Options>View Tab and select the radio button to show hidden files and folders, check to show file extensions, uncheck hide system files and folders (revert after)
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08 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Ok


Thanks for the advice everyone. I have managed to sort it out using all of your above advice. This is how it is done

1. Click start menu
2. Type index in the "search programs and files"
3. From the list that appears click on "indexing options" - this will open the indexing option window
4. Click on "advanced"
5. Click on "rebuild"

Thats it

This is a bit crappy as this re-indexes everything in windows not just the media information I wanted. This solution it is the only way to do it now. Bit CRAP but then thats Microsoft for you
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08 Dec 2009   #10

 

Not true, you could have removed the folders that contain the files from the index, let that process, then add the folders back in, and let that process.

In closing, I think more people will heed your opinion of Microsoft if you increase your knowledge of it's software.
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