Song Index Has 2 Copies of Each Song

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by RobHalligan, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. RobHalligan

    RobHalligan Guest

    WMC shows 2 copies of each song; Windows Explorer only shows one copy of
    each song. How do I edit the WMC index (or delete the index and let it
    rebuild) to get rid of the redundant entry? Presently if I play an "album", I
    hear each song twice. With 4000 songs, deleting one by one would by tedious.
    I've been unable to even find the way to do that though.

    Searching for "index" came up with nothing.
    RobHalligan, Aug 6, 2007
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  2. RobHalligan

    RobHalligan Guest

    I found a post giving the location for WMC XP and figured where it would be
    for Vista by following similar path:
    The library file is located at C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local
    Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Media Player. If you delete the
    contents of this folder and then run a media discovery in WMP or MC, you
    will have a clean database of only the current content.

    Note that doing this will lose your play counts on the files and probably
    also star-ratings. Small price to pay. You probably want to do a backup of
    your licences before doing this as well, and may have to restore your
    license file after.
    It worked.
    RobHalligan, Aug 11, 2007
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