WMP: My library has disappeared!

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by dofu_fah, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. dofu_fah

    dofu_fah Guest

    Hi, I run Windows XP on a Dell Inspiron 1520 laptop, version 11 player. I
    recently changed all my song formats to MP3s to avoid the trouble with WMAs.
    After several months of inactivity, I opened the player to find my entire
    library view gone. This message took its place: "There are no items in this
    library yet - the Player is searching for digital media files in the
    background. Click here to add files to the library now."
    After much waiting, there are no music files. The 'click here' brings me to
    an 'add folder' dialog box, where I add the folders where my music is (still
    in the same place), but the player is refusing to pull songs from those

    The kicker is that when I double-click a playlist, it plays! The library
    remains empty, but the Now Playing window has the full playlist. I don't get
    it! Please help, and thanks.
    dofu_fah, Jan 9, 2009
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    nats Guest

    Hi, the very same thing happened to me just a few days ago and I haven't
    managed to resolve it yet. Did you get any help on how to fix this problem.
    nats, Jan 11, 2009
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    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    zachd [MSFT], Jan 12, 2009
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    dofu_fah Guest

    Hi zachd,

    Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately, I'm not as computer savvy as I need to
    be. I identified the files and processes you mentioned in your FAQs page, but
    I'm falling short of the actual answer. What file am I renaming and what am I
    renaming it? Thanks
    dofu_fah, Jan 14, 2009
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    Titan Guest

    this same thing has happend to me!! i want to fix it asap. have you found out
    what to do? i tried uninstalling it an re-installing but that didnt work. im
    so lost!!
    Titan, Jan 19, 2009
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    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    zachd [MSFT], Jan 19, 2009
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    Titan Guest

    I tried to do that but the file CurrentDatabase_360.wmdb will not delete it
    says its in use by another programme yet ive closed everything down!! an the
    only thing i can think of is to stop the sharing files in media player but
    everytime i click on the sharing media it frezes windows media player.

    any answers?
    Titan, Jan 20, 2009
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    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    Try doing that in the Services control panel.
    zachd [MSFT], Jan 20, 2009
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