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Windows 7: Not all Music Library appears on WMP12

11 Jan 2009   #1

Windows 7
Not all Music Library appears on WMP12

Hi everybody, I'm having a small problem with my Music Library and WMP12.

I added all my music to My Music folder, and set the Library to check that folder. The problem is that only about 5% of my music appears on WMP12.
I tried to manually drag 'n drop the files into WMP but after I restart my computer only the same 5% are there.

A workaround I found, is to remove all Library Locations and manually drag 'n drop the music files into WMP, but that's obviously not the best solution since new files aren't updated into WMP.
Can someone help me?

Thanks in advance!

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11 Jan 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64

You need to add your music folder to the music Library and set WMP12 to use that folder and give it a bit of time and it should update itself.
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12 Jan 2009   #3

Windows 7

If you have a big mp3 folder, it'll literally takes days and your cpu load is almost max out the whole time too.
That sucks... BIG TIME, I know. Vista took five minutes for the same folder.
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12 Jan 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64

It seems to take a thew restarts before it reads your library but once it found it mine only took a minute or so to update and I have almost 15GB of music so that's not bad but it's a shame you cant tell it to do a manual search from the start.

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2009   #5

Windows 7

Thanks for your answers!

I don't know if the size of the music library is a problem. Mine is about 40Gb.

I tried experimenting a little bit.
As soon as I removed the My Music folder from Music Library, WMP cleared all it's contents. Once again, as soon as I added the My Music folder into the Library (explorer), WMP started to add the files to it's Music Library. The problem is, that it always adds the same 20 Artists (29 Albums). And every time it's the same Artists.

I also tried manually adding the music folders to WMP. Once it was done, I could close and open WMP and the songs were still there, but as soon as I restarted my computer, my whole library went back to same 20 Artists...
It's very annoying!

As I mentioned before, the workaround I found, is to completely remove the My Music folder from Music Library, and manually dragging the music folders into WMP.
But that's not that great, since WMP doesn't update it's Library once I add new files to My Music.

Any thoughts?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2009   #6

Windows 7 Build 7000 x64

I'm having issues as well. I have windows 7 on my laptop and on my desktop. WMP 12 works fine on my laptop but I've had nothing but issues on my desktop. My library keeps getting corrupted somehow. It takes forever to scan all my music ( I have 65GB) and when it's finally done it only gets like 450 out of the 590 albums I have. Then when I shut down WMP and start it up again all the music is gone.
I've tried deleting the database file and having it scan again but to no avail. Oddly enough, when I restart WMP and nothing shows up the database file is still the same size as it was before I closed WMP; so the information is there but WMP is not seeing it.
Any thoughts?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jan 2009   #7

Windows 7

Same problem as przmekach and krypnik. Has anyone found a solution? Thanks
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18 Jan 2009   #8


Hey I think I had the same problem except I coundn't add any music at all or videos. First I took the folder where my music/videos are stored off the library then I followed this guide (click here) and then readded the folder. It worked for me so give it a try.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jan 2009   #9

Windows 7

Thanks for your reply, Dutch but that didn't work out for me.

I'm still having the same problem.

Thanks anyway,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jan 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64

I started another thread for the same issue and I got a good solution that worked for me so it might be worth a shot for you Windows Media Payer Wont find any Music

I have win7 on my laptop and desktop. I have no problem with wmp on my laptop but my desktop suffers from the same problem as yours. There are two ways that I have found around this but they are not solutions since the problem doesn't go away.

You can either delete the music library file that wmp keeps:
1. stop WMPNetworkSvc.
2. go to C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Media Player and delete file called CurrentDatabase_371.
3. restart service and start wmp.

Another way that works for me is to remove the music folder from the library, turn off wmp, start wmp and readd the folder.

Both methods require wmp to rescan the music library but it's the only way I've managed to get it to read my music. I also leave wmp running. The library only gets corrupted when I close wmp and start it.
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