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Xbox Music not displaying library

Q: Xbox Music not displaying library

I am trying to use the Xbox music application on my PC to be ablet o get access to my music on my windows phone.

Windows is run off of my SSD (C:\) and my music library is on one of my other drives (E:\). I have added the folder that contains my music to the Xbox app, but it still tells me that "Its Lonely" and I should add some music. I have also changed the "Music" folder to default to my E: drive
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A:No album art in music library or Xbox Music!

Help please?
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A:Music folder displaying a my music option and a number in brackets

Hello MajorFoley,

You should be able to click on View (menu bar) -> Group by -> (none) to change the folder view to what you wanted instead.

File and Folder Arrangement - Group by - Sort by - Arrange by

Hope this helps.
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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.

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A:Xbox Music app crashes when playing music

well, you didn't see my post...

app dumping me back to the start screen?

same thing for me. same solution that is a band-aid (uninstalling and reinstalling the app).
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Network\MYBOOKWORLD\Public\Shared Music

The network drive also carries my photos and my videos.

I understand that I can make symbolic link from that location to the Music -library and that way the music should appear in the the Xbox Music -metro app, because I'd really like to use that app (and other metro apps for photo and video).

The problem is that I don't know how to make that symbolic link. I honestely don't even know wheather it works in W8 or only W7.

Can someone confirm this could be done similar way you can make it happen with SD-card.

A:Help! Music from network drive to Xbox Music App

Hi MSalo,

To create a symbolic link in windows follow these steps,

1. Go to your Music library and create a sub folder (Can be called anything)
2. Right click on the folder and select Include in Library and then select Music
3. Now delete this sub folder you have just created in the Music folder
4. Open uo command prompt and run as an administrator
5. At the command prompt type the following ...

mklink /d c:\Users\<Username>\Music\<Sub Folder Name> \\Network\MYBOOKWORLD\Public\Shared

6. Press Enter, you should get a message advising the link has been created and that's it

You can repeat this for all libraries you have setup in Windows

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I have exactly same issue.

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I am using a intel i5 cpu, 4gb of ram, 1x1tb HDD with 50% free space, c: drive is 300gb with 50% free space. Windows 7.

Any ideas?



A:Library icon displaying slowly

Hello mark0159.

I haven't used the libraries that much, have a look at the tutorial at the link below to see if it addresses your issue.

Be sure to keep us informed.

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Thanks in advance.

A:How do I get music files to be seen in Xbox Music app?

Hey Sawlstone,

Welcome to the forum

have you gone through these procedures:

How to Add Music to Xbox Music on Windows 8, 8.1 or RT | Xbox Music Player -

Hope that helps,

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A:Xbox Music App with music on 2nd drive

Make sure your index is searching and indexing those folders on the second drive - Xbox music (and videos, for that matter) only see media that has been indexed by search. You may want to look at the search/indexing options in the control panel to make sure the folders containing your media are being indexed - if they are, give the index a rebuild. That can fix things (I find that on my tablet sometimes).
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Do you have a opinion?( and..i will NEVER purchase music online, so don't mention the convenience of buying new music or movies online.
Thank you

A:If i don't own an Xbox, why do i need Xbox music on my pc?

Originally Posted by Ronin63

Hello everyone! New Windows 8.1 user here.

When i click on a audio file, it automatically opens it with Xbox music. In the past, i have checked open with, and listed windows media player, but somehow it eventually opens up my choices in Xbox music. I think it's a pain in the ass! I don't own a Xbox, nor ever plan on it. I'm not a gamer.
Yet,,in the uninstall feature of control panel, i see no options for uninstall XBox.

Do you have a opinion?( and..i will NEVER purchase music online, so don't mention the convenience of buying new music or movies online.
Thank you

I suppose you are using .MP3 files mostly, somewhere along the line somebody have changed default program for opening them. Find a music file of same type, right click it's properties and you'll be able to change default program to open them with.
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A:Music Library And Mp3 Player

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sorry, meant with some kind of program as too lazy to do it all manually
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Mines been doing the same thing, Has anything changed for you since your post?
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A:Xbox Music App

you mentioned these 4000 songs. these are songs that were purchased via the Zune Pass and are DRM free? what exactly happens when you try to play them? are they all made into the 30-second previews? does the app close or minimize?
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A:Xbox Music

Very strange, I updated this thread a couple of days ago and said it was now working but the update is missing.

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problem solved but only temporariliy.
Once MP11 rebuilt my library, the problem returned.
So every time I want to add new music, I have to dump the old library database files and rebuild.
This is a problem as it takes three days to rebuild as I have a large music libary.
Any Ideas? Could it be because my library is too big?
Any advice is appreciated.


A:WMP11 - Music Library Problem

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

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**** it im using iTunes
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Delete the WMP database and rebuild it:
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A:wmp12 "there are no items in your music library"

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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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.
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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
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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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A:Transferring iTunes music library to new PC

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A:Moved music - Itunes displaying ! on some tracks

JPLamb said:

Hi all.

I have just moved a load of music around and Itunes has found it in the new location but not removed the information for the song from the list and now just has an '!' next to the title. is there away to tell itunes to remove all of these as there are quite a few? would take ages to do it manually. Thank youClick to expand...

As far as I know, there is no way to do this, every time I encounter this, I just delete all songs from iTunes and re-add them.
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here's the thread that I talked about it the most. see if it helps:
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A:Windows 8 Music App Media Library frustrations!

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

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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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Date Last Burned
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Custom 1
Custom 2
Custom 3

Everything else will be rebuilt from the tags.
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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.

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I have all of my players set to stream media over the internet and locally When I first start up WMP and click on my office computer's library all of my music shows up I have around problem Music Strange with Library shared gigs of music I can play one song fine However when I click the Artist's tab again to get back Strange problem with shared Music Library to my music everything has changed to quot unknown artist quot and I cannot access my music If I refresh the library the only music that shows up are my artists that start with a or the letter a I have this same problem on my two computers that are locally shared on my network as well as my laptop which is sharing remotely Has anyone ever experienced this problem before If so is there a work around The reason I am using the shared library under other libraries instead of using each players internal library of the shared music library is because my Office computer where all of my music is stored has been edited to reflect all of the correct information artist album song genre etc I would rather not spend hours on each computers WMP editing all of this information to match my office computer's WMP I have also tried metadatabackup to try and make each player's data the same but it doesn't work on shared network players unfortunately Thanks Dan

A:Strange problem with shared Music Library

check this THREAD

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Hello and thank you for reading,

I have a large digital music collection of about 5,000 songs. I just recently switched from a Windows Computer to a Mac. I transfered the files to the Mac and converted them to AAC - which promptly lost approximately 1,500 songs (I still have the Windows backups).

The library has become quite cumbersome to keep organized. iTunes does not provide an adequately easy interface to manage large amounts of somewhat unorganized files and I am looking for something more powerful.

A quick search online showed me several programs for Windows, but I wasn't able to find anything for Mac OS X. Does anybody have any suggestions for how I might organize this library?


A:Managing a large Digital Music Library

Go back to the PC?
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Hi all,

Winamp's being... temperamental, to say the least.
I have a music library of ~2000 songs which I want to get it to sync to my MP3 player. It recognizes that my player is connected to my PC just fine, but when I tell it to sync all 2000 songs in one shot the program freezes and crashes.
I really do NOT want to have to sit at my PC for hours and sync my music library 50 songs at a time. Is there a workaround for this problem or am I just going to have to bite the bullet?



EDIT: Mods, please delete this thread, I reposted it in "Misc. Software". Thanks.
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On the "home" tab the edit option is there, but not accessible.

If I choose Properties>details>Remove Properties and Personal Information>Remove the Following...
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Is the only way to fix this re-ripping/ downloading the file?

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A:windows media player and my music library

Hi TwoTabs, welcome to the forums, install this codecs and will play almost anything. - Windows 8 Codecs - WMP12 Codecs
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A:Solved: iPod - Music library download

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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I'm having a small cosmetic issue with my library.

I'm attaching a snapshot that illustrates my issue the best way.

My Music folder has some field where it shoes C:\Users\Robert Norgren and that's what I'd like the hide. The section is not present for other libraries (Pictures/Videos/Documents).

Thanks! ( :

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,
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In the default libraries there is a corresponding public folder of each library e.g. Documents/public documents, Pictures/public pictures etc...

But the only library showing the public folder is the music library. Why is this and how can I make it not show without removing the public music folder?


A:Music Library showing public folder as well?

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.
The public folder will still exist, it just wont be included in the music library.
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If your manual doesn't say, then you cant.
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Stared having issues with xbox music today and noticed it had been updated

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Can anyone else see this app in the store (I am in the UK) and any idea why it's been pulled, been searching but cannot find anything

A:Xbox Music missing from app store

Hello Paul,

Here's a link to the Music app in the Store. It'll open in your default browser 1st, then open in your Store app.

Music app for Windows in the Windows Store
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A:New to Windows. Need some help with Xbox Music and back up

Try using windows media player. you rip your CD's with it(WMA files) then just do a search with the music app, although I believe it will find it itself. Personally I prefer using windows media player to the music app because it has more tweak option like a EQ, SRS sound Bass boost
The Music app is just a basic music player, but if you upload your music files to OneDrive you can play them on all your sync'd devices (home PC, work PC, smart phone, tablet....etc)
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I did not have problem loggin into video app yesterday. But, I had a higher speed net connection yesterday now I have only 256 kbps. Now, When ever I open I just cannot sign in to my account. I receive an error of '0xc00d11cd'.

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Please give me solutions...
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I am having trouble streaming music from my Vista PC to my Xbox 360. The following setup worked perfect on XP Media Center Edition but for some reason wont work on Vista.
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I can use Media Center on the xbox and it shows all the artists/albums etc fine. The problem is when I click the Xbox Guide button, goto Select Music > Computer and it can connect to my computer but in the right hand pane where it should show artists and albums it says no Artist Found. If I press 'Y' (Play All Music on computer) I get error code 04-80070103.
I have looked about on forums and M$ help pages but found nothing. Have any of you had this probelm or have any suggestions to fix it?
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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.

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

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I am trying to delete some music in the library but explorer just freezes up and takes up 90% of my cpu while doing this

the green bar never finishes

and the files never get deleted
after I end explorer from the task manager, dllhost.exe takes up 25% of my cpu also
even just opening the music library takes up a lot of cpu and I was wondering what this was and how can I delete these files
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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!

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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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.

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As an example, The Itunes directory is in My Music. My Music is in a Music library, so the file details in explorer include album, #, etc. Within Itunes is the Apps directory and other data where "album name" doesn't make sense. I want it to display as a non-music directory. There doesn't seem to be any way to set the default columns displayed in a directory within a Music Library without changing how all the directories are displayed. Nor does there seem to be a way to remove a Music Library sub-directory from being considered as a Music Library member.

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 have my xbox networked to my PC so I can listen to my music while I play games For some reason just in the last few months or so some music plays at like a quarter its normal speed over the network I have tried to move the music off my external hard drive and copy it back on and while doing so removed it from WMP and loaded it back in so it was available over the network Didn't do anything I don't know what could be causing this issue and I haven't been able to find any information about it online anywhere Any ideas Sometimes it's a track off an album Sometimes it's an entire album The mp 's that are causing the issue come from different sources too Some from the internet some I purchased from Amazon some I ripped using iTunes some I ripped using another software program There's no consistency at all so I don't think it's the files themselves Just something weird with the network It always happens with the same files too

A:Some Music Plays Very Slowly Over Network (XBOX 360)


Is you Xbox directly wired to the router or using a Wi-Fi? How about your computer? What's your Internet Speed? Can you please post your Speedtest?
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vista x64. attempted to setup media center to xbox 360 but get this error on every startup as well as when opening media player
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: wmpnetwk.exe
Application Version: 11.0.6001.7000
Application Timestamp: 47919df8
Fault Module Name: Indiv01_64.key
Fault Module Version: 11.0.6000.6324
Fault Module Timestamp: 47e56862
Exception Code: 40000015
Exception Offset: 00000000001134a8
OS Version: 6.0.6001.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 70b1
Additional Information 2: a89ca754455d48264139c2ac2d2edcb9
Additional Information 3: 1116
Additional Information 4: c1c96e7afb08b98003776a7fa7763253

i can see music files on the 360 but when you attempt to play one it does not respond. locks up the 360 but you can use the middle controller button to get out. fairly annoying error on every boot and even when opening media player on the pc.

*problem resolved below*

A:Appcrash Wmpnetwk.exe Stream Music Xbox 360

i overlooked a need to enable show hidden files and folders as well as uncheck hide protected os files in vista. i dont ever remember unchecking that in xp but (surprisingly) this is the first issue i've ever had w/ vista minus some ati drivers. maybe i was just rusty.anyway after that...go C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\DRMdelete all files in that directory and it should be okhope it helps someone else