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Windows 7: Windows Media Player 12 Libraries ?

22 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows Media Player 12 Libraries ?

I am trying to find a way to "segregate" about 100 Christmas songs. I'd like to keep them in my music area - but I'd like to exclude them when I'm listening to music.

Today I hit all music and then shuffle- and these Christmas songs keep coming up.

I know I can make a Playlist with "everything but Christmas" - but that's cumbersome.

What the heck are Libraries ? I created an "All Christmas" library - but I can't figure out how to get the Christmas songs there -- and how to get Christmas songs out of My Music library.

I know there's other players - I'm reading other threads - please don't suggest any - I'd rather say with WMP for now.

Thanks !

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22 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Im not completely familiar with all the ins and outs of WMP12, since it is not my default music player.

But ..

What you can do is create a new library for your christams music or any music you do not want in the main library all the time.

1) On a location on your HD, (Anywhere EXCEPT the My Music Folder) make a new folder and name it however you see fit.

Inside that folder, Move all your Christmas Music, and other Music you do not want as a part of the 'main" library. And Delete it from the My Music Folder if you need to afterwards.

2) From the Start button, click your User name, and in the left panel
"Right Click" Libraries and choose create new library and name it however you see fit.

3) Click the library you just created and choose Include Folder, and choose the location of the new Music Folder you created in Step 1.

4) In WMP, in left panel, right click "Music" & Choose "Manage Music Library" set it for just My Music Directory.

This way, you can use the Library to access you Christams Music, but it will NOT be included in WMP.

If later, you want it to be, Simply follow the steps in Step 4, and include that Library as well as the "My Music" Library and all will be available.
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22 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium

Thanks ! This worked pretty well. I'll add "Christmas Library" in December...

Have a great day !
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