Reassigning file locations in a playlist

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Handy-one, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. Handy-one

    Handy-one Guest

    I recently upgraded to a new Windows 7 computer and moved my whole music
    folder to my new computer and set my music folder to be monitored by WMP12.
    All of my previously made playlists are there, but the songs won't play
    because WMA12 can't find the files because the playlist is still looking at
    the old location even though WMP 12 is monitoring the correct folder with all
    the files, and all the file names are still the same The folder structure is
    identical to my previous computer so I can't understand why WMP12 can't find
    them. Is there a place to change the playlist settings to help it relocate
    the files. I have used WMP over the years and have seen similar problems
    where the playlists seem to not be very intuitive. Any help you can provide
    would be appreciative, as my playlists are huge and I would hate to have to
    recreate them.

    Handy-one, Nov 25, 2009
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    Andrew E. Guest

    If WMP 12 has same properties as 11,go to tools,options,locate the "Rip
    Music" tab,& performance tab,make sure youre media files are correctly
    set,chk other tabs as well.
    Andrew E., Nov 26, 2009
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    Tim De Baets Guest

    As usual, Andrew's advice is pretty useless and can be safely ignored :p

    Playlists are plain text files, so you can open them with Notepad or
    your favorite text editor. There, you can perform a simple search and
    replace operation, to replace all old file locations with their newer

    Tim De Baets, Nov 26, 2009
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