Why is WMP 12 putting two of everything in my library?

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Seanpablo, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. Seanpablo

    Seanpablo Guest

    In my music library I have doubles of every song, not the albums, just the
    songs. I've tried changing search options to no avail. I have a removable
    disc attached with backups of everything on it that is excluded from the
    Seanpablo, Mar 26, 2010
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    Seanpablo Guest

    Seanpablo, Mar 26, 2010
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    Tim De Baets Guest

    Enable the File path-column to check if the duplicate songs have the
    same path: right-click a column, select Choose columns, and enable File

    If these are duplicate songs from two different locations, select
    Organize - Manage libraries - Music, and remove one of these locations
    from the list. Then, use WMP's Folder view to quickly remove all songs
    in the location you just removed: right-click Music on the left, select
    Customize navigation pane, and check the Folder-item under Music. Click
    OK, and select the newly added Folder item on the left.

    If the duplicate songs have identical file paths, then the media library
    probably got corrupted. It can be restored through Tools - Advanced -
    Restore media library. Note that restoring the library will make you
    lose all existing play counts, and possibly ratings too.

    Tim De Baets, Mar 30, 2010
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