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Is there a way to drag music files directly to a WMP playlist (and the library)?

Q: Is there a way to drag music files directly to a WMP playlist (and the library)?

Hey guys,

I have playlists setup so that my various MP3 devices can sync with different music.

In the future, I would like to be able to drag a music file (from a windows folder) directly into a certain playlist, AND have it go into the main library, all it once. Is this possible?

Right now, if I try to drag a song into a playlist, it will not let me. The only way I can do it now is by dragging the song into the main library, finding it, and then putting it in the playlist from within the library.

As you may guess, this is quite troublesome if I have many artists I am dragging into the library since I must go through find each one, and then drag. Thanks!

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A: Is there a way to drag music files directly to a WMP playlist (and the library)?

You could drag all of your music files into the library one time and leave them there. Then select songs from the library to put into the playlist.
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Delete the WMP database and rebuild it:
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A:display files before folders in the music library

Hello antoniomc, welcome to Seven Forums!

I haven't experimented with Libraries much so here's the link to the Libraries tutorials until someone can answer your question.

Tutorials - Windows 7 Forums
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Hi Malcolm, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Please do not take this wrong but could it be that you have slightly misunderstood what Windows 7 libraries are?

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If you need additional help or have more questions or details to share, please join the site so you can reply in this thread. See this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.
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The "library" is not even a real'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.
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A:Transferring iTunes music library to new PC

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WMP is an OK media player, but the music database just doesn't work that well.

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A:music library seems to skip randomly

Enhancements disabled did not work.

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Faulting application name: vlc.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x4c76f9fe
Faulting module name: libmkv_plugin.dll, version:, time stamp: 0x4c76fa06
Exception code: 0x40000015
Fault offset: 0x000819f1
Faulting process id: 0x10a8
Faulting application start time: 0x01cb51608816eb05
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\plugins\libmkv_plugin.dll
Report Id: 32b9ba7a-bd5a-11df-80dc-6cf049ec5d74

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**** it im using iTunes
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I've never used iTunes before, but I found this. Take a look.
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A:Strange problem with shared Music Library

check this THREAD

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What version of MM and does he have MM Plus? The first thing I would try is to rebuild the database. The only things that he'll lose are:

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This is not an audio problem (this forum section) but more a customization issue.

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A:Can I set explorer columns for data directory within music library

Hello EasilyConfused, and welcome to Seven Forums.

From within the Music library, you can change, add, and remove any columns you like.Windows Explorer Columns - Add or Remove
The tutorial below can help show you how to remove folders that you no longer want to be included in the say Music library.Library - Remove a Included Folder
Hope this helps,
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I am new to the forum. I have been searching for a solution to this problem for a while now and came upon this site by accident. I searched the forums already posted to see if the subject has already been adressed, but could not find any posts concerning my specific problem.

It is not a major problem, just an annoying one. My music library is on my D drive. Media player searches, finds and loads all of my music without any problem. Every time i boot my laptop and open media player, the music is gone and media player has to search the whole computer for all my music files again. It finds them without any problem, but i do not have access to my whole library for an hour on every boot up. Is this normal for windows 7. Did i do something wrong setting up my library and is their a fix for this?


A:Media player has to search for music library on every boot up

closing duplicate, please respond at


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Turn on Windows Firewall, and UAC should be set to its default settings.
Try right-click the drive that is causing the warnings, and click Properties
Then, if you see Unblock, click it
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hi i was wondering what would be the best way to do this?
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Try using Foobar2000 for any mass changes. It's a great audio tool and we've even started a guide here on Techspot. Check it out here:
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Hi everyone

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A:My music etc. in start menu, link to root forlder, not library?

If you right click on the Library
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If this just started in the last few days, do a System Restore to a date before you had the problem.
System Restore
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hello PlosivoEffec,
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Every time I try to import music to my library, I get a loading pop-up that says "working" as if the music is importing, then the box disappears and nothing happens (Drag and drop music to library). If I try to use the add to library feature within wmp, I add the folder I want and no files are imported, nothing happens, not even a "working" pop-up as compared to the other method I tried. No music is currently in my library at all. I can still listen to music if I open the files but obviously this is much less convenient than using the library.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

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A:Share files directly to another IP address

Quote: Originally Posted by Majestic One

My GOD isn't there ANY way to just use Windows 7 to connect to my buddy to give him some files or for him to give me files in a sort of FTP like environment??? any links to tutorials would be sufficient.

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Easy enough to do with free 3rd party software called Team viewer.
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