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Windows 7: WMP 12 Doesn't show muis from library

16 Dec 2013   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium64 bit


I believe I found the problem.

In my initial post, I mentioned that I had ripped music tracs from a cd that I had already ripped tracs from. The new tracs as well as the old ones appeared in the library. Today I ripped a trac from a new cd and that trac also appeared in the library.

I switched back and forth between tracs that appeared in the library and tracs that did not appear in the library. I noticed that, in the tracs that showed in the library the attribute listed in the details tab was A which I believe stands for Archived. The files that do not appear are listed as HA which I believe stands for Hidden Archive. The general tab on the file had the "hidden" box checked. I unchecked. I also l unchecked any "hidden" check box in the artist folder and sub folder.

I then went to tools >advanced > and selected restore media library and the tracks with the album art and other attributes such as album name genre etc appeared.

I'll report back in two or three days to report on whether or not this is the solution.

If it is, perhaps it's something to file away in memory that might help someone else who is going crazy.

Thanks for all your help


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16 Dec 2013   #12

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

well done ,good fix.
always satisfying when you solve something yourself.
thanks for posting your update.
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17 Dec 2013   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium64 bit

Hi boobah,

Thanks. It was satisfying. I don't like mysteries.

I spent some time after my last post rebuilding the music library. The fix continues to work.

I would just like to know what I did ( the most likely scenario) to make it happen.

Thank you for your help and support.

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17 Dec 2013   #14

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

your welcome.
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