Thanks for that clarification.
I've just started WMP and it is trying to load everything into its library.
I am loathe to try it out, because of the other problem I experienced.
When I first tried Windows 7 (7048), WMP damaged about 25% of my collection (~1000/4000 mp3s)!
It helpfully truncated the file names and titles of my mp3s.
It took days to repair the damage.
I am expecting to discover that once it has "finished" loading the library, it will have damaged my mp3 data tags.
However I backed up my music collection last night, so it should be easy enough to recover from any new disasters caused by WMP (If and when they occur).
It's just finished and it's screwed up the Music library in Windows!
It duplicated all of the folders in the Music library and then loaded the tracks in twice.
It has also adjusted some data on some mp3s (even though they are all set to "Read-Only").
My original opinion stands, WMP 12 is garbage.
To be fair though, every media player I've tried
, has been designed by people who obviously never use them to play media. Thanks for trying to help though, DustSailor.
Oh well, time to fix my libraries and mp3s.