My music has all disappeared from WMP..

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by JennyRetro, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. JennyRetro

    JennyRetro Guest

    It seems to have happened after I downloaded a Windows Live Messenger
    update...I opened WMP and the library was empty. I've clicked >File and >Add
    to Library but it doesn't find anything and it doesn't seem to retain the
    info when I select >My folders and those of others that I can access > My
    Music. All my music is still in my >My Music folder... I can add songs to
    playlist from their folder but they don't stay in the library. What the hell
    is going on!!

    Info: It's version 11.0.5721.5268
    OS: Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 3

    JennyRetro, Nov 15, 2009
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  2. JennyRetro

    Dj Cornbread Guest

    Add specific files and click automaticaly update media information
    example: you have - C:/win/my music/ -> after it searches for further
    folders with files
    It should be - C:/win/my music/artist/ -> the 'artist'
    folder listed holds the actual files so that WMP does not have to look

    WMP should do this automatically

    so i suggest if the folder adding does not work
    reinstall WMP
    Dj Cornbread, Nov 16, 2009
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    Tim De Baets Guest

    This sounds like a corrupted library. Follow the instructions at to rebuild it. Note that
    rebuilding the library will make you lose all play counts, and possibly
    ratings too.

    Tim De Baets, Nov 16, 2009
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