Vista WMP 11 - Does removing a monitored folder auto-delete files?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Music, Pictures and Video' started by medpar, May 7, 2007.

  1. medpar

    medpar Guest

    I'm having some trouble figuring out what's supposed to happen when you
    remove or ignore a previously monitored folder in WMP 11. Let's say you've
    monitored a folder and it already has added about 100 files into WMP. When
    you remove or ignore that folder, is it supposed to automatically delete
    those files from WMP, or do you have to go in and manually delete those
    files? What's happening on my install is that when I remove/ignore the
    folder, it's not deleting any of those files and I have to manually delete
    them. Is it supposed to be doing this?

    Thanks!
     
    medpar, May 7, 2007
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  2. Hi medpar,

    Yes. It does the same here. There is a workaround though. Move the songs in the ignored folder to the Recycle Bin temporarily (Caution: Make sure you backup the songs to a removable drive, just in case). Open WMP, click the Tools menu, and click "Apply media information changes".

    And then restore the songs to the original location.

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    Regards,

    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


    I'm having some trouble figuring out what's supposed to happen when you
    remove or ignore a previously monitored folder in WMP 11. Let's say you've
    monitored a folder and it already has added about 100 files into WMP. When
    you remove or ignore that folder, is it supposed to automatically delete
    those files from WMP, or do you have to go in and manually delete those
    files? What's happening on my install is that when I remove/ignore the
    folder, it's not deleting any of those files and I have to manually delete
    them. Is it supposed to be doing this?

    Thanks!
     
    Ramesh, MS-MVP, May 7, 2007
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