I've installed Winamp both on my Android phone (Sony EriCSSon Xperia X10 Mini Pro) and on my computer (running Windows 7) and successfully managed to pair the two. However, the music library on my phone is entirely empty when browsing it from my computer (as in step 10 in this guide).

Winamp on the phone can find all the files, and there are files on the computer that don't exist on the phone (but not the opposite, I believe...). What am I doing wrong?


From Media Library in Winamp is gray (no files), you could try (I suggest starting with the 2nd solution) :

Solution 1. Remove main.idx

Most likely the main.idx database file has become corrupted. Delete it and you'll be able to re-add music folders to the Media Library.

  1. Via Start -> Run (XP) or Start -> Search box (Vista/7), run %appdata%\winamp\plugins\ml.
  2. Delete main.idx.
  3. Restart Winamp.
  4. Import music folders to library.

Solution 2. Run as administrator

  1. Right-click on the shortcut you use to start Winamp.
  2. Click Properties.
  3. Click Advanced....
  4. Check Run as administrator.
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  • Your link is broken (due to a server error on their side, it seems...), but I will try this next time I start Windows. – Tomas Aschan Jun 6 '11 at 23:17
  • I got the above content thru the google cache, and my quote contains all of the relevant text. – harrymc Jun 7 '11 at 4:52
  • I've now tested this, and unfortunately it doesn't work at all... =( I saw no change in behavior after following either of the two fix suggestions. – Tomas Aschan Jun 7 '11 at 17:47
  • Can you try : disabling UAC, reboot, and try again? – harrymc Jun 7 '11 at 19:27
  • And are you using the latest Winamp versions ? – harrymc Jun 7 '11 at 19:50

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