Retrieve media information and updating files media player
However I recalled how when I had another problem with WMP 12 I resolved this using Microsoft Fix It Centre and found the libraries were empty, so here is a solution to this problem. In-case no-one else has already - Right click on the music tab on the left hand side of wmp (underneath play-lists). "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.
1) WMP Library sucks everything in it's sight 2) This is 100% true for anything in Windows 7 libraries (Music, Videos, Pictures) 3) I want some folders to be removed from WMP Library 4) I do NOT want these folders removed from Windows 7 Libraries 5) If I remove folder through "Manage Libraries" in the WMP menu, it effectively removes them from Windwos 7 Libraries (which is not what I want) 6) If I uncheck "Retrieve additional information from the internet" none of my WMP media will get updated, and that is NOT what I want 7) Editing "wmpfolders.wmdb" had no effect, tried with "-1" and "1", erasing lines, and similar - no help so far, it seems to get reset every time WMP starts/closes My problem is following: - I have folder D:\My Documents\My Pictures which I DO NOT want in WMP Library but I DO WANT IT in my Windows 7 Libraries (as that's where all my private photos are, useless for WMP indexing, but great to have at hand) - I have folder F:\Karaoke which I DO NOT want in WMP library as it contains MP3 CDG files for Kara Fun application, and NOT normal MP3 files whih I usually listen to, but again, I DO WANT it to stay in my "Music" Library in Windows 7 itself - both of these folders keep being indexed by WMP, so my WMP Library is mostly useless as it's stuffed up with 125GB of data from those 2 folders which contain about 60.000 files So, does anyone know how to FORCE WMP to "Exclude" these folders, and never ever look at them again... I'm not even worried that much by the constant "Retrieving media information..." .. I have 4,968 songs and WMP imports media at a very slow rate of 1 song per 5 minutes.I'm more annoyed by not knowing which MP3 in the WMP Library is "real MP3", and which one is just backgourn music (in form of MP3 file) that's intended for karaoke.. The albums no longer appear in C:\ music library but they're still there under your username. It's almost a week now and it's still not scanned them all completely.And I've read around the Net, and most answers revolve around these few things already mentioned. As soon as I exit WMP, and when I come back after a while and open it - it again starts sucking those karaoke MP3 files into its library Hopefully someone can help with this.. As a workaround, I pinned my "My Pictures" folder to Favorites (to maintain easy access) and left the Pictures library empty. My music is on another partition (drive D) on the same hard drive. I just read a short article stating that Dell and possibly HP will not honor the warranty on damaged speakers if the user has installed the VLC media player.To do so edit this file with any text editor (it just a plain XML) and replace Exclude="0" with Exclude="-1" to mark folder as excluded.You can exclude specific subfolders or any top level folder.