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WMP lost my music library!

Q: WMP lost my music library!

I recently imported almost 3000 mp3 files into WMP and created a playlist with almost 500 songs. This took several hours to do. Now when I open WMP, it's empty! No playlist, no audio files anywhere. Anybody have any ideas?

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A: WMP lost my music library!

Did you save the playlist. Logical thing to do if your making a large list. This happened to me a few times with Winzip with a Playlist of about 400 Songs. Luckily i saved my playlist after i add about 10 new songs to it.

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/wmp-lost-my-music-library.78907/
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Referencing this earlier forum posting and answer: http://forums.techguy.org/multimedia/710391-solved-itunes-cant-find-my.html

I followed the same steps as directed and was able to successfully restore my entire music library, which is great! However, all my Playlists are now empty. Did I permanently lose them? I find it hard to believe that they are not mapped somehow and even if the files moved locations that I would lose all the data contained in them.

I have a complete back-up on another drive. How can I move the backed up Playlists over to my main iTunes account? Thank you for any assistance you can provide me to remedy this very frustrating and time consuming problem.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/itunes-lost-my-music-library-and-now-upon-restoration-my-playlists-are-all-empty.1033901/
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A:Solved: Windows media music library vs music folders

Mp3 music files have tags that are kept inside the files themselves. The most common ones are Artist, Album, Track Title, Track Number, Release Year and Genre. When you put a file into the WMP library, the tags are read and stored, along with the file location.

So the tag data is what shows up in the WMP library and you can sort on various fields depending on which version you have. But the files can be put anywhere and named anyway you like. Most people use a certain naming convention like Artist-TrackNumber-Title.

If you want to sort the folders by genre you could do that, but you'll have to do it manually. You can do some manipulating of folders and filenames with tag editors. If you want to give that a try get Mp3Tag.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-windows-media-music-library-vs-music-folders.839137/
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A:No album art in music library or Xbox Music!

Help please?

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A:Xbox Music Library

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Hey, if you bring up your iTunes and click on the advanced menu, then choose Consolidate Library, this will copy your files into your designated itunes folder under the directory artist/album. Also the files will be copied and not moved, so after you bring order to the chaos so to speak, you can delete your originals. And iTunes will recognise the change in directory so you wont have to re-add your library!
 

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A:Music Library And Mp3 Player

Here are my thoughts about this:No#1. Let today be today. If your music is .mp3, then keep it that way. Don't get tricked into the hype of what tomorrow may be like. You may not see tomorrow. Just keep doing as you're doing, and forget about the Jones'No#2. No one knows what tomorrow may bring, and since music isn't important as to being prepared for tomorrow, I wouldn't even think about it. If you need more room to store your files, then invest into another hard drive, and dedicate it to just your music.Your bitrate quality will really get disturbed if you went to a very low bitate, compared to it's original format/bitrate. And again, if your music sounds good to you, and you like it, leave it be. Don't go making projects out of things you really don't want to be wasting your time on. And yes, I know, the higher the bitrate, the larger the file size. It's your move now... so what are you going to do? I say just get more hard drive/storage space, and you'll nip it in the bud..wma formats, I always convert them to .mp3.Windows Media Player? If you're gonna use it (I see no reason why you would), just be aware that by default it is set to protect your music you rip using it. What that means is that your music is protected and it's virtually held hostage on your computer. Burning it from there won't work either. So, if you're going to use WMP, make sure you uncheck the Protect My Files checkbox. Even still, I'll never trust WMP with my music.Also, there is no reason to try to keep up with the ever growing of music softwares, just to listen to your music. If you use a program that plays your music, and it plays very well, then leave well enough alone. Alot of programs are designed to trick you, (like Windows Media Player), and they will DRM protect your music, and block you from transferring your music from your computer to disc, or where ever else you may want to put your music. Soon, you'll be posting here stating, your music all of a sudden doesn't play, you can't burn anything, your burner doesn't work, the programs you've used before all of a sudden don't work, you can play one file type, and not the other..... and the list goes on and on.Take this advice from someone that knows these computers and will inform you of what you should know about them. Trying to keep up with the Jones' and using the wrong softwares at the same time will get your computer slammed with problems.

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cheers

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sorry, meant with some kind of program as too lazy to do it all manually

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A:How to tell MUSIC app to rescan the library?

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A:WMP11 - Music Library Problem

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

For a large music collection you should try MediaMonkey, a freeware all-in-one music organizer.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/wmp11-music-library-problem.887992/
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A:Corrupted library music files

Delete the WMP database and rebuild it:

http://www.groovypost.com/howto/mic...rebuild-your-windows-media-player-12-library/
 

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A:wmp12 "there are no items in your music library"

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.
 
Louis

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A:Transferring iTunes music library to new PC

Delete your iTunes Library.itl and iTunes Music Library.xml from the computer with the problem and then re-add the music. They are normally stored in the My Music\iTunes folder but I don't know where they would be stored on your machine. It sounds like you copied the library files over from the computer with all your music on the C drive so the new computer will look for the files on the C drive. The only way to stop this is to delete the library and have it re-find the songs.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/transferring-itunes-music-library-to-new-pc-359202.html
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A:Making a list of my music library help

From a command prompt go to the directory where all these folders exist.
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A:Windows 7 not saving my music library

**** it im using iTunes
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-7-not-saving-my-music-library.824040/
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A:music library seems to skip randomly

Enhancements disabled did not work.

I had a video on the 2nd hard drive playing as well as the audio. When it happened, both VLC and WMP failed. However, it finally logged an application error in the Event Viewer with this error for VLC (it force closed basically):

Faulting application name: vlc.exe, version: 1.1.4.0, time stamp: 0x4c76f9fe
Faulting module name: libmkv_plugin.dll, version: 0.0.0.0, 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

Google searching for the error code hasn't really given me anything useful...

*edit*
Also I've noticed the last few times (can't recall before then) that my keyboard went unlit. It's a Razar Larycosa so it has back lights.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/music-library-seems-to-skip-randomly.949033/
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If you use Windows Media Player in Windows 7, you can tell it to look for music in a certain location.
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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/265132-music-library-partition-links.html
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http://forums.windowscentral.com/groove-music/445589-i-want-listen-my-library-music-unempeded.html
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One feature I like with WMP (Windows Media Player) and Windows Media Center is that they have the options to automatically search online and replace incorrect information with your songs, artists, etc. at the same time finding missing information (ie: album cover) however this feature has to be turned on. Go through your preferences and see if you would like this and then turn it on.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/media-center-and-music-library.558961/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/unable-to-edit-files-in-music-library.1166727/
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This is not an audio problem (this forum section) but more a customization issue.

I'm using my Win 7 system right now and I see C:\Users\myname\Music as one location. Also C:\Users\Public\Music as another. Look in those locations.

http://www.eightforums.com/sound-audio/19581-windows-8-music-app-media-library-frustrations.html
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-'Mage

EDIT: Mods, please delete this thread, I reposted it in "Misc. Software". Thanks.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/winamp-crashes-when-syncing-music-library.93183/
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I've only just recently purchased my first iPod (a nano) and in crawling around the web I've managed to find a pretty good site for helping with my "iQuestions". Here's a link to an article on it for retrieving songs off an iPod, hope it helps some.
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-ipod-music-library-download.418366/
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underneath where it says music library (the title of the folder) it says 'includes 2 locations'. click that and then remove the public folder from there.
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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/37315-music-library-showing-public-folder-well.html
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A:Managing a large Digital Music Library

Go back to the PC?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/managing-a-large-digital-music-library.501687/
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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:

Play Count
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cant-delete-selections-from-music-match-library.616436/
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A:Strange problem with shared Music Library

check this THREAD

feel free to ask

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/88237-strange-problem-shared-music-library.html
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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

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/23055-display-files-before-folders-music-library.html
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Hi TwoTabs, welcome to the forums, install this codecs and will play almost anything.
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http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/11961-windows-media-player-my-music-library.html
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A:Library/My Music shows location path

Hello Robert,

I'm not sure of the language translation, but see if clicking on View (menu bar), Group by, and (none) will get rid of it for you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/196362-library-my-music-shows-location-path.html
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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/395224-cant-delete-files-music-library-explorer-exe-takes-up-90-cpu.html
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A:Media player has to search for music library on every boot up

closing duplicate, please respond at http://forums.techguy.org/multimedia/974655-media-player-has-search-music.html

thanks,

v
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/media-player-has-to-search-for-music-library-on-every-boot-up.974654/
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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.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/is-there-a-way-to-drag-music-files-directly-to-a-wmp-playlist-and-the-library.665088/
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Hello EasilyConfused, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/209911-can-i-set-explorer-columns-data-directory-within-music-library.html
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If you right click on the Library
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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/115694-my-music-etc-start-menu-link-root-forlder-not-library.html
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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.
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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/273924-documents-library-windows-7-no-longer-working-music-pictures.html
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-media-player-version-11-2-6001-7000-wont-import-music-to-library.769602/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/itunes-library-lost.660125/
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Welcome!

Word is not actually part of Windows, it is a separately purchased and installed application.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/word-program-lost-library.347597/
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A:iTunes lost about half my library

try this Find Lost Music in iTunes

does this help?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/itunes-lost-about-half-my-library.775477/
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A:Windows Media Player library lost - can I restore it?

Did you look in the My Music folder?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/windows-media-player-library-lost-can-i-restore-it-388738.html
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User Folders - Restore Default Location - Windows 7 Help Forums I've done a similar error in the past. I just restored the default locations, and unchecked the box asking to move the files. Then cleaned up the folder contents, and moved them again.

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A:Seem to have lost all my music :)

Wow.... sorry to hear.

If all else fails on trying to access them, you can use Recuva to try and get them back. this is usually used for deleted file recovery:

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prm2124
Welcome to TSG!
Most of the time when you cannot see the files stored in a folder, they are of a type that are not compatible to you CD Burner software. You will have to some research on the file type you have stored in your music file and find a converter to change them to Wav files or a compatible. If They are MP3 files there are plenty available if you use the Goggle search engine.
http://www.google.com
Music file converters
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If the "Upgrade to Plus" is in the mp3 tags, then you're going to have to use WMP to find the right album art and update the tags.

Here's an uninstall guide from MM tech support:

The following steps will take you through a very thorough uninstall and reinstall of Musicmatch Jukebox:

Step 1: Make sure all Musicmatch applications are shut down.
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mmjb.exe
mim.exe
mimboot.exe
mmdiag.exe
mm_Tray.exe
mm_TDMEngine.exe
mmjbburn.exe
mmjblaunch.exe
mm_server.exe

Note: Ending a process may take several seconds. You may see a message
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is normal. Simply click the "End Now" button if you see this message.

- Exit the Task Manager.

Step 2: Uninstall Musicmatch Jukebox using Add/Remove Programs
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- Click "Add or Remove Programs".
- Select "Musicmatch Jukebox".
- Click the "Change/Remove" button.
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- Reboot your PC.

Step 3: Remove any leftover files that were not automatically removed during uninstall.
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The short answer to your question is NO!
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Found this on the Apple web site. NOTE: I have never tried this and am not familiar with the latest incarnations of iTunes or iPods (However I may soon have to learn them. Just got my wife an iPod Classic for Christmas).

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http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305465

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My problem is solved now.

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System restore will probably work, and it should take care of all the folders at once if you pick the right date.
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/lost-files-that-i-need-to-retieve-music.688392/
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A:{RESOLVED} Burner lost its music

For audio to work you need a CD audio cable.

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I m a very wordy person so to avoid that I m going to do this in point form and if you need any other Recovery impossible! boot help! lost Can't Please XP, My Pictures/Music, info please ask Running Win XP Media Center on HP Pavilion m n Samsung HDD GB ea Can t remember the RAM or anything else History Previous crash due to corrupt registry Jan Fixed with HP Recovery no data lost Now Windows will not load Have tried all Can't boot XP, lost My Pictures/Music, Recovery impossible! Please help! the options it gives on the black screen Safe mode last good config normally etc All just cause reboot Except Safe mode scrolls through a list of drivers and such before hanging for a minute then rebooting Can t access recovery also causes reboot and never actually goes into the program Have removed HDD and used it as an external HDD on my Macbook It recognizes the drive and the partition which holds the Recovery Most files are intact with the exception of My Pictures and My Music containing my digi cam photos and all purchased iTunes music My Documents and all other sub-folders are still present and now contains strange new sub-folder called quot My Documentsimages quot Recovery partitioned section seems to be empty HDD will not be recognized when hooked up to old IBM Pen Win XP Error msg quot Error performing inpage operation quot Still works on Macbook Other HDD is fine and working well Just the boot HDD won t work I don t have WinXP discs or HP Recovery discs They never came with my comp First Is there anyway to recover My Pictures and My Music Second Any idea what the heck is wrong Thanks so much for any insight anyone has When I get home from work I ll be hooking it up to my sisters HP to see if it boots there since I was told it could be a motherboard issue But I still don t understand what happened to my most important files then Please nbsp

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hiya there yeah seem to have misplaced my music files the folders are still there physically but on opening the tracks they come up on the playlist media player but have a blatant red cross beside them and or quot file does not exist quot found a stack of my music files on a software prog that ive recently installed - WinUtilites am retrieving reformatted help misplaced lost music files, esp my with pretty sure ive used one of this prog s tools and have tempoararily moved them compressed help with retrieving lost misplaced reformatted files, esp my music archived them or something as files come up as single tracks all right in order but theres s of them as ive a rather large music library that i dont want to lose as theres lots of music which i havent burnt coz its not my thing but i love being able to swap tunes so although i have cd copies of most of the music i listen too would really like to retieve all the folders that i have ripped have had to restore system b so thats an obvious choice so if i have to do this is there a quick way of simply restoring the folders without my having to do each folder on an individual basis as this would take a mammoth session but will do it if theres no other way any help guidance or remarks concerning this dilema would be gratefully recieved and i promise not to shoot the messenger even if its news i dont wanna hear read many thanx pple - CHIN CHIN nbsp

A:help with retrieving lost misplaced reformatted files, esp my music

have had to restore system b4 Click to expand...

Did you use System Restore?

Worth a try ....
Start > Run ...type in....msconfig....OK
Click on "Launch System Restore".
Select a date that is prior to your problem starting.

Your data, files, photos etc will be ok.
Any software / updates installed after the chosen date will be lost and you will need to re-install.
 

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