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wmp12 "there are no items in your music library"


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#1 Alduin's Khajiit

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 04:29 PM

I am having a problem where no matter what I do, Windows Media Player 12 gives me a "there are no items in your music library"! there is no option to add anything anywhere! when I google the message, it tell me to go to "organize<manage libraries<music" the first 4 results in Google says to do that, the rest of Google is just spam.

the problem is when I go to organize<manage libraries<music, nothing happens! I need to sync music to my Sansa Fuse+ but cannot because of this problem! please help!

 

 

EDIT: I want to also mention that the "library" link/tab is grayed out in WMP12. deleting the appdata did not help! other than that Google full of spam


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Posted 11 August 2014 - 05:50 PM

The "library" is not even a real location...it's just a virtual location that doesn't have any content unless someone chooses to place "files" there by having them imported to that location.  In reality...all that happens (IMO) is that a pointer/shortcut is placed there which points to the real file location and allows it to be accessed/played.

 

I don't even use it on my Win 7 install, preferring to use other players (which do the same thing as WMP without all the unnecessary trash).

 

If WMP doesn't give you the option to "import" files into the library...try another player and sync your files with it.

 

To find the real locations of your music files...you can use a tool like Everything Search Engine - http://www.voidtools.com/ and use the generic file extension (e.g. *.mp3) to find all .mp3 files.

 

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 06:15 PM

there is no option to do any of that in WMP12! no import options, nothing! I already have Everything installed and already know where the mp3 files are. just no option to import them anywhere!

 

(btw, why reply if you don't use or know anything about WMP12?)



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Posted 11 August 2014 - 06:18 PM

I was trying to show how insignificant WMP is...and that there are alternative ways to get your music synced.  I thought that was your goal, forgive me if it wasn't.

 

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 06:28 PM

Sansa Fuse + hates anything but WMP. album arts don't show on device except when synced with WMP. I make music for a living and each mp3 had a different image album art I need to show on Sansa's screen



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Posted 11 August 2014 - 06:32 PM

WMP11 had an option to add a custom folder to monitor for media files. I can't find it in 12



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Posted 11 August 2014 - 06:38 PM

can't drag & drop either. has the "no" symbol



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Posted 11 August 2014 - 06:40 PM

Googling that results in only spam results whatsoever



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Posted 11 August 2014 - 06:41 PM

also clicking "inculde in music library" does nothing



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Posted 12 August 2014 - 04:06 PM

*bump* nobody???>:(



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Posted 12 August 2014 - 05:43 PM

Hi!

 

Issue you described usually occurs when the library database got somehow corrupted.

 

1. Press win+r, type %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Media Player, and then press enter.
2. Delete all the files in this folder
3. Open Windows Media Player.

Check if the library will now update.

 

If not, try this:

1. Press win+r, type %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft, and then press enter.
2. Delete the Media Player folder.
3. Open the program.



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Posted 13 August 2014 - 12:17 PM

not a fix but a workaround that worked:

 

http://www.sevenforums.com/customization/5697-how-downgrade-windows-media-player-12-wmp-11-windows-7-a.html



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Posted 13 August 2014 - 03:39 PM

Thank you for sharing your workaround.

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