Where is the Media Library Stored?

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by rjd05452, Jan 21, 2004.

  1. rjd05452

    rjd05452 Guest

    Where is the media library file stored? I followed the
    instructions in Q272116 but could not find the current
    data base file. I want to start my library from scratch.
    How do I do that? Windows 2000 Pro with media player
    9.00.00.2680. Thanks
     
    rjd05452, Jan 21, 2004
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    anonymous Guest

    open search window (start - search)
    search for an item name
     
    anonymous, Jan 22, 2004
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    Anorak Saddy Guest

    Close Media Player and then search for :-

    wmplibrary_v_0_12.db

    and delete it (or rename it if you're nevous!).

    Then restart Windows Media Player. It will automatically
    recreate the above named file, as an empty database.

    Tip:-
    You can use this technique to store old databases, and if
    you want to go back to using them just rename them back to
    wmplibrary_v_0_12.db . As long as it's in the right folder
    (and this varies depending on your Operating System, and
    WMPlayer version) WMPlayer wil use it as the Media Library
    database.

    Hope this helps,
    Paul Dowsett
     
    Anorak Saddy, Jan 22, 2004
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  4. rjd05452

    rjd05452 Guest

    I can't find this file on my system, nor can I find the
    file called CurrentDatabase.db (which the MS Q&A says is
    the name of the data base for version 9). Could the file
    be hidden and search can't find it? Thanks to everyone for
    the help.
     
    rjd05452, Jan 22, 2004
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    rjd05452 Guest

    OK, after changing my folder options to show hidden files
    and OS files, I finally found it! Thanks for your help.
     
    rjd05452, Jan 22, 2004
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