I have Windows 7 Ultimate and have added my music folders to the library of Win Media Player, yet none of my songs appear in the library! What shall I do? Also, i have switched off many services, which are the services essential for the above to happen!


What do you mean "added my music folder to the library of Win Media Player"? Windows Media Player automatically searches your Libraries for media and does not have any "folders" of its own.

Your Libraries can be seen on the left side of the screen when you click Documents or Computer from the Start menu.

Libraries allow you to customize what folders are automatically searched for content. For instance I do not use the My Music folder that Windows 7 provides under C:\Users\Typoknig\My Music, all of my music is stored on an external hard drive.

To account for this I had to right click Music under Libraries and select Properties. There I was able to remove/add folders to automatically search for content. You may need to do the same if you are not using the standard My Music folder.

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  • did that, but doesn't work, the files don't appear in the library ... – manishKungwani Jan 9 '11 at 21:00
  • @manishKungwani you can press F5 to force an update. – ubiquibacon Jan 9 '11 at 21:11
  • even forcing the update doesn't work! – manishKungwani Sep 14 '11 at 8:35

Try this:

Whilst inside Media Player, select Tools > Advanced > Restore Media Library. Allow it to close Media Player. Open it up again and see if it starts adding your music.

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