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When I record music to my PC Windows Media Player, it copies it more than once, sometimes 3 times.

How can I rectify this problem? I am using Windows7 on a HP touch screen PC.

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I suggest that you try resetting WMP's media library. First note that resetting the library will make you lose all current play counts, and possibly ratings too. Then, follow these steps:

  • Reboot the PC.
  • Go to Start, type services.msc in the Search field, and press Enter. In Services, find the Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service. If its status is Started, double-click the service and click Stop.
  • Go to Start, type %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft in the Search field, and press Enter. This folder will open up in Windows Explorer.
  • In this folder, delete the Media Player folder. If you can't see the folder, then it's probably hidden. Set Explorer to show hidden files and folders, and to show protected system files.
  • Start WMP, your library will have been reset and will be rebuilt. Check if the duplicates are removed.
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