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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.


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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.
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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.
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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.
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