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Whenever I open a file in Media Player Classic it creates a new folder "Media Player Classic" under the folder of the file I opened. Originally it was putting a playlist in that folder, "default.mpcpl", but I found that if you open the playlist (Ctrl+7) and right-click the playlist, there is an option "Remember items", unchecking that will prevent MPC from creating this playlist. I was hopeful that without the auto-generated playlist MPC would have no reason to create the folder. Wrong. Now the folder is empty, but I still have to follow MPC around deleting all these blank folders.

I use Media Player Classic on several of my computers so I think I just screwed up some variable somewhere somehow regarding where it stores playlists or something, but I can't figure out what it is, I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling to little avail. Which makes me think it might be in the registry. Does anyone have any ideas?

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I was having this problem and I used Process Monitor ( to investigate what registry values were being queried right before Media Player Classic created the folder. Turns out it was looking at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders\AppData, and for some reason on my system this registry value was present but blank. I corrected the registry entry to be "C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming" (this is on Windows 7 x64) and now Media Player Classic creates the folder in that directory rather than wherever the media file is being opened.

Hope this helps, good luck!

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