WMP 11 Library won't ignore folders I've set to ignore!

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by jdub82, Nov 3, 2007.

  1. jdub82

    jdub82 Guest

    I am trying to delete everything in my WMP library and rebuild it from only
    certain folders, to reduce clutter when I use my XBox 360 to access the

    BUT, even though I've set *every* folder in the monitoring settings to
    "ignore", after I delete all of the pictures in the library, WMP
    automatically starts churning through and adding back all of my pictures. I
    even tried deleting the 'CurrentDatabase' files to see if that would help,
    but of course it didn't.

    I do want pictures in the library, but only certain subfolders of My
    Pictures, not the whole darn thing. Why doesn't the 'ignore' setting work?

    I don't want to use the "don't add files previously deleted" function as a
    band-aid because I don't want new files to be pulled into the library unless
    they're in the subfolders I choose.

    What is going on here? Is this a known issue?
    jdub82, Nov 3, 2007
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  2. jdub82

    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    Are these a subdirectory of your Rip folder? What's that set to?
    What folders *are* monitored?
    zachd [MSFT], Nov 8, 2007
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  3. jdub82

    jdub82 Guest

    It got to the point that I had set *every* folder to "Ignore" just to see
    what would happen, and then deleted everything from the library. Then, sure
    enough, WMP slowly starting adding things back from My Pictures, on its own
    initiative. It was very bizarre.

    I got annoyed with it and just moved the stuff I didn't want in the library
    out of My Pictures altogether, and deleted the library again to start over.
    That seemed to band-aid the problem.

    jdub82, Nov 8, 2007
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