Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: WMP still shows deleted files

27 Dec 2009   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

chev65, the strange thing is that I had double and triple entries in WMP, but only single entries in the Music files. I have no clue how it got to that. In that case, I applied the method posted above and that fixed it.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
21 Sep 2010   #12
salchin1

Windows 7
 
 
Scott_AA

whs has the best fix for those who renamed or deleted from the source folder before removing the files from the WMP video or music library, in fact it is the only sure fire fix.

1. go to C:\Users\your name\AppData\Local\Microsoft
2. there you rename the folder Media Player into Media Player.old
3. restart WMP. It will recreate all entries correctly provided you have proper Music folders
4. If it worked (and it should), you can delete the Media Player.old folder

All credit to whs.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Sep 2010   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

salchin1, Thanks for reminding me how smart I must have been nearly a year ago. I forgot all about it. I think I am going downhill - lol.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

22 Sep 2010   #14
salchin1

Windows 7
 
 

No thank you. It was playing hell on my X-Box and the kids were at me to 'fix it'. It's a simple fix and works a treat.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 WMP still shows deleted files




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Files get deleted with Network Boot (Need autostart of files)
Hi there, Sorry if this is in the wrong section! I recently got a new additional desktop at office that has Windows 7 Professional loaded on it. I use my laptop as the primary computer, but need to start using the desktop for other routine activities. I need to run a vbs/exe file in the...
General Discussion
A deleted User account still shows up when starting PC
I had deleted a user account on the laptop. There is an Admin account on the laptop. When I restart the machine, it tells me that the username and password are incorrect. It still shows the username of the account that was deleted
General Discussion
Went from 32 bit to 64, now explorer shows no files
I recently got a virus and had a stick of ram go bad at the same time (bad luck). I decided to scrap the 4 gigs of ram and ordered 8 gigs. This meant I needed to move from 32 bit Win 7 to 64 bit. I wiped the partition to completely remove the virus and installed 64 bit. I realized that Windows...
Installation & Setup
Empty recycle bin is grayed out and shows nothing that I've deleted?
:(Whenever I delete a file, it goes to the recycle bin. Now, all of a sudden, the opton to Empty Recycle Bin is grayed out and no matter what I do, the option to Empty does not activate. I'm wondering if the file is actually deleted" How do I get this to work again? Thanks very much....
General Discussion
HDD shows up, shows data, no folders or files visible
I just reinstalled Windows 7 64bit after a crash. I reconnected my second HDD to the machine where prior to the crash I stored all my photos and music. The problem is that there appears to be no folders or files visible in the drive, despite it showing over 300GB of used space. See the...
Installation & Setup
SFC Shows Corrupt Files
I've installed Windows 7 64-bit on several different machines so far. And I've found each fresh installation shows no corrupt files. After I finish installing drivers, Office 2007 and Windows update, it never fails I run SFC again and it shows corrupt system files. The corrupt files being...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 18:39.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App