WMP 11 won't add more files to media library?

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by madden101, Aug 17, 2009.

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    madden101 Guest

    FYI: I'm running WinXP MCE on an Intel Core 2 Duo... nothing too crappy

    A week or two ago, I was adding files to the media library (automatically)
    by adding them in the correct "My Documents" folder. Suddenly, after adding
    half of one sub-folder, it just quit adding any more. I looked into
    potential solutions, and the one that seemed to work best initially was the

    Start > Run > "%userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Media
    Player" > delete all files (not necessarily folders)

    My understanding was that one of the files in the particular folder may have
    become corrupted. So I did that, and restarted WMP 11, selected the correct
    folders to monitor, and voila, everything appeared in the library correctly.
    A couple of days later, I went to add more files in the same folder under My
    Documents, and it added precisely two files of about twenty. I tried the
    aforementioned fix yet again, only this time, it recognized fewer files than
    are actually in My Documents, and added less than half of them.

    I uninstalled WMP 11 by going to Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove
    Programs > Add/Remove Windows Components. I had already successfully
    downloaded WMP 11, and after trying, without much satisfaction, a few other
    media players, elected to reinstall WMP 11. Same problem again. Any ideas
    as to what could be the cause of my troubles? I tried a couple of other
    media players that came highly recommended, but none of them seemed to
    utilize the media library the way I like that WMP 11 does. Any suggestions
    would be fantastic. I have a pretty good understanding (I thought) of
    computer stuff, so I'd be willing to try tricky stuff like regedit.

    Thanks in advance to anyone who attempts to assist me!
    madden101, Aug 17, 2009
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    Tim De Baets, Aug 17, 2009
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