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Windows 7: Deleting sample files from Windows Media Player

05 Nov 2009   #11
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rsvr85 View Post
It was a suggestion, you don't have to follow it. I thought that maybe reinstalling WMP may iron out some of the problems encountered for pakZ.
I understand that. And perhaps it would. I'm just stating the consequences of it.


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05 Nov 2009   #12
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rsvr85 View Post
It was a suggestion, you don't have to follow it. I thought that maybe reinstalling WMP may iron out some of the problems encountered for pakZ.
I understand that. And perhaps it would. I'm just stating the consequences of it.
The consequences may not be what you're expecting. Did you actually try?
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05 Nov 2009   #13
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

This has been bugging me too, so I went to the organize-manage libraries, and removed all the folders being watched, closed WMP, then opened it and all signs of the sample media that I had already deleted were gone. So I then added the folders to watch backto the media libraries and let it update. No more sample media.


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05 Nov 2009   #14
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rsvr85 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rsvr85 View Post
It was a suggestion, you don't have to follow it. I thought that maybe reinstalling WMP may iron out some of the problems encountered for pakZ.
I understand that. And perhaps it would. I'm just stating the consequences of it.
The consequences may not be what you're expecting. Did you actually try?
No, I didn't try. Because I'm not having any issues. But as with many of MS's install packages, when you re-install, everything is re-installed (all "dependencies").

Why you are getting so upset with me is beyond me. Chill out.
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05 Nov 2009   #15
pakZ

Win7 x64
 
 

i'm getting rather upset at the moment.

i did re-install and i did configure the folders to watch.
nothing helped.

and still... even though i told wmp to watch e:\musik - none of the music in there finds its way to my library... this is after refreshing the view and after the re-install, ofc.

halpz meh =(
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05 Nov 2009   #16
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pakZ View Post
i'm getting rather upset at the moment.

i did re-install and i did configure the folders to watch.
nothing helped.

and still... even though i told wmp to watch e:\musik - none of the music in there finds its way to my library... this is after refreshing the view and after the re-install, ofc.

halpz meh =(
Sorry that didn't work for you , that's what worked for me . I hope you figure it out I know how irritating it was for me before I got rid of them. good luck with that.
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06 Nov 2009   #17
pakZ

Win7 x64
 
 

well, thanks anyway =)

does anybody else have some suggestion?
solutions preferd, ofc ;P
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08 Nov 2009   #18
pakZ

Win7 x64
 
 

finally found a solution elsewhere..

if someone happens to run into the same problem -

it helped to delete the content of the following folder:
"%Userprofile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Media Player"
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08 Nov 2009   #19
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pakZ View Post
finally found a solution elsewhere..

if someone happens to run into the same problem -

it helped to delete the content of the following folder:
"%Userprofile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Media Player"
Good job! Glad you found resolution. I've simply deleted the media from Music without issue every time. Wish I could explain why it doesn't work for you.
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