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Windows 7: Windows Media Player - Rebuild Corrupted Libraries

30 Sep 2010   #29
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Windows Media Player - Rebuild Corrupted Libraries

How to Rebuild Windows Media Player Corrupted Libraries

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11 Nov 2012   #30
mike11

W7HP
 
 

Simpler way: while WMP is not in use, type WMDB into the search bar, this will give you the database files. Delete them, open WMP, click F3 and media files will reboot.

BE AWARE this won't undo any tags - or undo any of the odd locations and library settings that WMP has already decided on (whether you like it or not). It will still continue to arrange the library how MSN wants it (not how you want it)


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11 Jan 2013   #31
dprich326

Windows 7 64
 
 

I have been through this process several times. WMP rebuilds my picture libraries which I do not want but still does not rebuild my music libraries. The problem first occurred when I had to reinstall Windows 7 at the direction of a paid MS support call to fix random freezes. Can not longer access music through DLNA interface. Any suggestions?
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11 Jan 2013   #32
mike11

W7HP
 
 

To be honest, after being jerked around by WMP for months I was advised to download Jaangle & MP3tag - which is one of the wisest moves I've made.

I couldn't get past the WMP continually rearranging my music, and scattering files and folders all over the place no matter what I did - and I really couldn't make any logical sense why it was doing it.

It seems to me that Microsoft are designing programs to be clever, and okay if you have a physics degree from NASA, but the rest of us find them more and more baffling and unusable and the sooner they wake up to this the better.

I'm not interested in the moronic hidden menus, hidden separators and everything else we have to play hide and seek to find (think crappy windows live mail that is not designed to work for the benefit of the user, but for some clever techie to keep himself in a job)

Sorry I'm unable to help friend
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11 Jan 2013   #33
dprich326

Windows 7 64
 
 

The reason I need WMP is to access the music from my receiver through DLNA. Does Jaangle do this? No matter what thanks for the suggestion.
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11 Jan 2013   #34
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

if you are willing to pay, j river media works well ,apparently
and also mezzmo ,which is cheaper.

Media Network

Mezzmo - The ultimate media server for streaming movies, music and photos to your UPnP and DLNA devices
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11 Jan 2013   #35
mike11

W7HP
 
 

Can't answer the DLNA question as I use Jaangle simply to access music while working in the office.

It wouldn't be a system of choice in any other situation: home hi fi, mp3 player etc is the usual Japanese hardware.

Jaangle have a website and forum which may give you an answer. Good Luck
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01 Mar 2013   #36
pxfragonard

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I rebuilt the library and this time I did something wrong. After a restart WMC or WMP will not start. I mean, it gets hung up. I tried the fix in the control panel but it didn't work. Do I just uninstall Windows Live Essentials and re-install? Is that where those programs are?
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24 Mar 2013   #37
mike11

W7HP
 
 

I wouldn't recommend uninstalling anything without expert advice. I've tried it and if the program loses a CAB file etc (whatever they are) you will never get the program back working - also, Microsoft make sure you cannot get the missing file from anywhere, so you end up stuck with a program that throws up error messages every time you open it.

I have a similar problem opening gifs - I am asked for the installation disc every time I click on one - but there is no disc - Win 7 is pre-installed. Hope this helps
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24 Mar 2013   #38
pxfragonard

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I found this worked for me: I

1 clicked start button, clicked Control panel
2 typed Troubleshooting into the search box
3 Clicked Programs
4 clicked WMP settings [Reset WMP to default settings]
5 Clicked reset to default settings.
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