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Delete file from library in Media Player

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by scottyja, Mar 20, 2006.

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  1. scottyja

    scottyja Thread Starter

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    I have tried multiple times, but there is a single .mp3 file that shows in my Media Player 10 library that no longer exists (deleted from my hard drive) that will not delete. I have tried deleting my entire library, and it is the only one that remains. I right-click and select delete. When it gives the option to choose from the library only or from my computer is doesn't matter, nothing happens. If I try playing the file I get the error (with the red exclamation point). Going in to the error details and deleting that way doesn't work either.

    Additional things I have tried:

    Backleveling to Media Player 9 (which doesn't show the rogue file, but has issues with my new mp3 player). I don't see the bad file in the library, but when I upgrade again to WMP 10, it's there.

    I've also tried creating a new file w/ the same file name/path and deleting that through Media Player. Hasn't worked either.

    Does anyone know of a way to manually go in and remove this from the library? It's not the end of the world but it's driving me crazy! Thanks for all the help!
     
  2. jargonize

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    the library just mirriors what you have elsewhere. i would boot up in save and look for the file.
     
  3. HandleX

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    is the mp3 deleted from the physical path of where it stays?

    if so - uninstall WMP, make sure reg keys are gone, reboot, reinstall.
     
  4. scottyja

    scottyja Thread Starter

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    Thank you so much for the reply. Yes, the file has been gone for quite a while; I can find no record of it being there. Would booting in safe mode show a file path in a different way than booting in regular mode?

    Is there a way to uninstall WMP? All I could find are instructions on rolling back to version 9, but not uninstalling. I was wondering if it had an issue with the reg keys or if there was a properties file that it was reading from.

    If I could do a fresh install of WMP, that would be best... know any way to do that? Any place with instructions?
     
  5. Moby

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    Delete the library file itself, reboot, windows media player will create a new blank library. Is it there when you do this?
    You will need to show hidden files and folders to see the location of the file.
    The file is located at :-
    C/Documents and Settings/*your user name*/Local Settings/Application Data/Microsoft/Media Player/Current Database_59R
     
  6. scottyja

    scottyja Thread Starter

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    Hey, you hit the nail on the head. I removed the 59R database but the file still showed, then just went ahead and removed everything under Media Player and that seemed to work. Thanks for your help! :D
     
  7. Moby

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    Should have said if there's anything else in that folder delete that too.
    Good job.
     
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