Removing an Unwanted/Strange Folder from a WMC Video Library listing

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by John Monahan, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. John Monahan

    John Monahan Guest

    This is a second try at a problem/post I put-up a few days ago. I had some
    names and facts wrong so I think it is best to restart from scratch...

    I have setup WMC on a Vista box. Everything works fine except
    when I scroll to the Video Library section the first folder is named after
    the name of my c: drive
    "MediaCenter1" .

    This folder contains strange sub folders (16 of them) with titles like:-
    Create Disk -- with subfolders - Components, Filters, SFXPlugins, Sonic
    Resources, Stte, Styles
    en-US -- with one subfolder Intro -- (Some kind of short demo video of
    people in a room)
    MIX -- with one subfolder Intro -- X02
    Aspectratio4X3 (billiards demo). there are 16 in all.

    When I go to my C:\ directory I find .wmv with titles like these in the
    "C:\Windows\ehome" folder
    (along with many .dll's etc.). Clearly WMC is including this folder in my
    Video Library. I cannot seem to get rid of it. I tried including the folder
    C:\ in the files to watch and then removed them from the files to watch with
    no success.

    Put simply. How do you remove a folder from the WMC video library listing.
    Is there some Registry entry?




    .....


    the Video folder (where I have a few sub folders each containing a number of
    ..avi files) I have a problem. The first sub-folder listed (which happens to
    have the name I gave the computer itself, "Media_Center_1", has 16 short
    video files (.WMV's) that I cannot locate. WMC will not let me delete these
    files. More annoying I cannot locate, remove, or even hide that folder. It's
    a bit of an eye sore amongst my own folders. It's not on my WMC list of
    folders to watch for changes etc.

    Any suggestions how I locate/remove this folder from being listed.

    The other Vista box does not display this folder. I am really puzzled!





    OK It looks like I got things a little mixed up in names. "Media_Center_1"
    is the name I have for the
    problem WMC computer. "MediaCenter1" is the name I have for the C: drive.
    This is the offending folder
    that appears in the WMC Video library (see below). This is the folder I wish
    to remove. It contains strange sub folders (16 of them) with tittles like:-
    Create Disk -- with subfolders - Components, Filters, SFXPlugins,
    SonicResources, Stte, Styles
    en-US -- with one subfolder Intro -- (Some kind of short demo video of
    people in a room)
    MCX -- with one subfolder Intro -- X02
    Aspectratio4X3 (billards demo)
    .....
    Ther are 16 of these strange folders. The all seem to be related to WMC but
    I cannot figure how to stop them appearing in the Library listing.

    C:\ is not in my list of folders to watch. The actual files are in some
    kind of strange \Windows directory with all kinds of strange numbers in the
    names.
     
    John Monahan, Jun 29, 2008
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  2. John Monahan

    Nigel Barker Guest

    Make sure that you scroll down to the bottom of the list of folders to watch in
    the Video Library as for some design reason only 3 entries are displayed on the
    screen.

    There is a registry entry where these values are stored. I don't have a Vista
    media Center system to hand at the moment but if create a folder c:\QQQQQQ &
    then add it as a watched folder then search through the registry for QQQQQQ
    then you will find the correct location.
    --

    Cheers

    Nigel Barker
    Live from the sunny Cote d'Azur
    MCE MVP
     
    Nigel Barker, Jun 29, 2008
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  3. John Monahan

    John Monahan Guest

    Thanks Nigel, that was a good suggestion. However when I did that (and found
    where the folders were listed with regedit) it was not listed. There were 4
    folders listed which were correct (at MediaPlayer>Preferences
    In fact when I made a global search for "MediaCenter1", the name of my C:
    drive, the offending folder was listed only once in all of the registry and
    that was not in the Media player preferences section. Is there some other
    location Media Player or WMC is storing a list of folders to display.
     
    John Monahan, Jun 29, 2008
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  4. John Monahan

    Nigel Barker Guest

    Sorry, I'm out of ideas.
    --

    Cheers

    Nigel Barker
    Live from the sunny Cote d'Azur
    MCE MVP
     
    Nigel Barker, Jun 29, 2008
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  5. John Monahan

    John Monahan Guest

     
    John Monahan, Jun 29, 2008
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  6. John Monahan

    John Monahan Guest

    Can anybody else help now the "C:\programs" folder is appearing as well!
     
    John Monahan, Jun 29, 2008
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  7. John Monahan

    Satyan Guest

    Hi

    I am also facing the same trouble but not with videos, but pictures .... any
    solution for this ...
     
    Satyan, Jul 17, 2008
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