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Windows 7: WMP12 rebuilds database at every startup

26 May 2009   #1

Windows 7 Build 7100
WMP12 rebuilds database at every startup


I'm running build 7100 and everytime I start WMP12 it has to rebuild my music library again. Luckily(...) I lost most of my music due to HD failure so it doesn't take that long, but still, a fix would be good. Roommate with same build and same problem. Keeping DB-file as read only as a bad temp fix.

Any ideas?

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01 Jun 2009   #2

Windows 7 Build 7100

Deleted everything in appdata\microsoft\media player and seems to be working
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01 Jun 2009   #3
Charles Kane

Windows 7 Ultimate, Ubuntu
its a bug

Pretty sure this is an intended MS "feature" which just doesn't work! Lots of workarounds have been suggested elsewhere in these fora - but I think you'll find that none work satisfactorily.
I have a workaround which does work! - install AIMP2 - get ripping, converting, recording anything which goes thru your sound card (eg radio), nice skins, works with any Winamp plugins - and its free.
Not as integrated as WMP but a good substitute while they "fix" their feature.
I suggest you send feedback to MS too (Feedback tool)
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29 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I'm having this same problem now. It was working fine on another computer on the same build (7100), but on my new one it rebuilds the library whenever I close Media Player... however, it only does it if Media Sharing is turned ON. Strange...

Deleting the library files hasn't helped - it rebuilds them, then wipes it again on closing.
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