Moving a file within a folder causes songs to disappear from WMP

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Remy525, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. Remy525

    Remy525 Guest

    When I burn cds onto my PC it creates a file under the artist's name in the
    "My Music" folder. Every few weeks I back up all the songs onto a separate
    hard drive, after which I move all of these individual artist files into one
    general file, which enables me to keep track of what has been backed up. This
    general file (I call it
    "Songs from CDs not kept"), is located in the "My Music" folder as well.
    I've been doing this for a long time. However lately when I move the songs
    into the general ("from cds not kept") file they disappear from WMP. This
    never used to happen, and I don't see how I'm doing anything different.

    I cannot for the life of me figure this out!

    Of course the songs are still on my computer, and if I go into my PC
    folders & click on one it will play through WMP & then reappear in the WMP
    library. But it will no longer retain the information of when it was
    downloaded or anything else I may have added at that time.

    As a former DJ now trying to reduce my vinyl/cd collection, I have way too
    many songs to have to one by one re-add them to WMP; besides, why should I
    have to? There's got to be a solution out there. I hope someone can help me
    find it!

    Thanks so much!
    Remy525, Sep 17, 2009
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    Remy525 Guest

    Thanks for your response, Neil!

    I did as you suggested, adding the general (from cds not kept) as a
    monitored folder. It didn't help to keep the songs from disappearing from the
    playlist, but it will re-add them if I go back into the F3 (add to library)
    screen and click ok (at which time it will go through ALL of my folders
    again, which takes a lot of time). But again, it re-adds them at the current
    date/time, losing the original information. I guess that's not critical, to
    know exactly what date I burned something onto the PC, but there's got to be
    a better way of doing this! Not to mention, this never used to happen, so why

    Just to clarify, WMP IS adding new content to the library; there's no
    problem adding new songs and the data about the songs. The problem occurs at
    the point where I change the file where a song is located on the PC itself,
    even though it stays within the "My Music" folder.
    Remy525, Sep 17, 2009
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