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Windows 7: WMP music won't delete

11 Jun 2010   #1
DMGrier

Windows 7
 
 
WMP music won't delete

So I deleted my music in my music folder but all my music info is still in WMP and I know the music is not there cause when I click on the tracks it says it can't find the songs. So I try to delete it from WMP and it won't do it. So how do I delete from WMP.


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11 Jun 2010   #2
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DMGrier View Post
So I deleted my music in my music folder but all my music info is still in WMP and I know the music is not there cause when I click on the tracks it says it can't find the songs. So I try to delete it from WMP and it won't do it. So how do I delete from WMP.
Since WMP 12 is part of the OS now it is no longer a simple fix depending on where you deleted the music from, if for instance you deleted it from my music under library's which is what i did a couple weeks ago ended in a clean install of os to fix it, if you deleted it in windows explorer c: / user / your name / my music you may have a chance, let us have a little more info maybe we can help.
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11 Jun 2010   #3
DMGrier

Windows 7
 
 

Well it got the music from my zune pass and I moved the Zune folder to a different hdd and now I cant find the folder and it messed up my whole zune pass. So when I found the folder I deleted it from the hdd and restarted downloading from my zune pass.
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11 Jun 2010   #4
DMGrier

Windows 7
 
 

I cant uninstall WMP and reinstall it?
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11 Jun 2010   #5
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DMGrier View Post
So I deleted my music in my music folder but all my music info is still in WMP and I know the music is not there cause when I click on the tracks it says it can't find the songs. So I try to delete it from WMP and it won't do it. So how do I delete from WMP.
Look at this post here,

removing media Library from wmp12
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12 Jun 2010   #6
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi derekimo

Sometimes that may work as i tried it to no avail, i tried many other things to clear the WMP library and nothing would work short of clean install of OS. There should be an easier way but i didn't find it
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12 Jun 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DMGrier View Post
I cant uninstall WMP and reinstall it?
No, you can't.
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12 Jun 2010   #8
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

You can try 2 things:
Right Click the bar on top ,just left of the PLAY tab, and choose

Tools>Advanced>Restore media Library
This should clear the library, and works most of the time.

If it doesnt work, make sure "Show Hidden Files" is enabled then
navigate to:
C:/Users/ <User Name> / AppData/ Local / Microsoft

Delete the folder Media Player.

Restart WMP and it will be empty.
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