Re: WMP 11 Library no longer shows my music!

That is a good article and well written. I provided feedback using the tool
on the page to point out about renaming the folder and not just deleting the
files. But I have no idea to whom feedback left that way will go.

If they fix the article, it would be an easier-to-understand replacement for
my FAQ and yours on the topic.


"zachd [MSFT]" wrote:

Thanks for pointing that article out, I'll chat with them after the holidays
to get them to update that article. I very much appreciate you following up
and providing that extra detail.

Speaking for myself only.
See for some helpful WMP info.
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

"Fraptor01" <Fraptor01@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
hmm really don't know what I did I went to MS first and found this: and I did what it told me to.
P.S. Thanks for the speedy reply it took forever to find a MS Fourm and
posted on other sites, and im still waiting...

"Dale" wrote:

What do you mean by "cleared the WMP Database"? Renaming or deleting the
files does not solve the problem. You have to, with WMP 11 not running,
rename the folder containing those files.

for help.


"Fraptor01" wrote:

Hi, I am running Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, and am having
with Windows Media Player 11. When WMP 11 opens, my music in the
Library is
totally missing, as well as the playlists. I cant edit, add, or play
anything. It says "There are no items in this library yet - the Player
searching for digital media files in the background. Click Here to add
to the library now." I still have all my music in the My Music Folder
and I
can play them, but they don't add on to the library while they play.
Most of
my files are WMA and some are MP3 and always works with out a problem.
I have done my own troubleshooting, first, I cleared the WMP Database,
then I dragged and dropped all my music files in to WMP but had no
Then I reinstalled WMP 11 from the Microsoft website. Nothing doing. I
can't play music from the library and must go through the My Music
Please Help!