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Windows 7: WMP - Can I separate my library into New & Old?


18 Jan 2010   #1

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WMP - Can I separate my library into New & Old?

I have things I want to keep in the library, and I download news hourly & another half dozen things every day. I don't like having to wade through the things I'm keeping to get to the new items. My old version (with XP in'07) put everything in Recently Added, and then a few weeks later things would move into the main library. Is that in WMP12? I have had things in there for 5 weeks but nothing is happening. Is this feature gone? Why on earth would they get rid of it!?

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18 Jan 2010   #2

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Why not just have separate folders.....one for the keepers, and another for the temporary stuff? With Mediamonkey my podcast downloads, which I listen to and then delete, go into a folder completely apart from my music. Seems like this approach could work for you.
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18 Jan 2010   #3

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I tried creating a new folder, but it isn't showing up in the Windows Media Player. I'm not seeeing a way to create new folders that are actually in Windows Media Player.

And in my old version, WMP created the folder itself, and put things in it itself. Why would they get rid of that!
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18 Jan 2010   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cjhtwo View Post
I tried creating a new folder, but it isn't showing up in the Windows Media Player. I'm not seeeing a way to create new folders that are actually in Windows Media Player.

And in my old version, WMP created the folder itself, and put things in it itself. Why would they get rid of that!
I can't answer why they would have changed that, but I may have your solution in this snip......


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18 Jan 2010   #5

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That's how I added a folder, but it doesn't show up in the Windows Media Player.
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18 Jan 2010   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cjhtwo View Post
That's how I added a folder, but it doesn't show up in the Windows Media Player.
What do you see if you bring up the folder menu in WMP? Anything like this?


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18 Jan 2010   #7

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When I pull up my folders in WMP, my new Keepers folders doesn't show up. I know it exists because I can find it when I go in through Windows Explorer. Can you get a new folder to show up in the WMP left-hand menu?
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18 Jan 2010   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cjhtwo View Post
When I pull up my folders in WMP, my new Keepers folders doesn't show up. I know it exists because I can find it when I go in through Windows Explorer. Can you get a new folder to show up in the WMP left-hand menu?
In your new Keepers folder, near the top, it should say "Include in library"....did you do that? I think once you do that, then by following the steps in post #4 you should be able to make it work.


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19 Jan 2010   #9

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It now shows up in the Library in Windows Explorer, but it's still not in the Library in WMP. It would have been helpful if Windows 7 hadn't started calling everything a library.
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19 Jan 2010   #10

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I've grown to like the libraries, actually.

Unfortunately, I've run out of ideas to help you with this. I only use WMP part of the time, most of the time I use Mediamonkey. I hope someone more experienced with WMP12 can find you the answer, because I feel like we've almost got it but there's some little thing we're missing.

Of course, as soon as someone finds the answer, I'll probably end up doing the old Good luck!
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