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Solved: Windows Media Player has grabbed all my music

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Sanclu, Nov 12, 2011.

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  1. Sanclu

    Sanclu Thread Starter

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    Hi 'MY Music' had about 50 albums and mixed tracks.I had a problem with the computer, I cleaned it, and I found that my music folders had moved to WMP I thought I had lost them. I did a search and not one track is named on my two hard discs, but I found them on WMP There seems no way to get them back. OK I can play them but all the ones put together by me are now split up all over the place. Is there a way ?
    Thanks for any advice
     
  2. dukevyner

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    eehhh windows media player is like a parasite... but where not here to talk about the program... first off..what do you mean by "cleaned it" because there's no reason that "cleaning it" will move or delete your music files... unless they were supposed to be quarantined... but that's not the case.. ok having a little trouble understanding you.. you can't find the files... but (this is the part I'm confused) if you open media player they are in your library... and most importantly they play?... ok well if i got that right..than fear not cause the files have to be somewhere as windows media player can play them... so they MUST be somewhere... the first thing that i can think of is perhaps the reason that you "cleaned" the computer (idk what the issue was) has made your files hidden... these files are normally not visible to you... i would set the computer to show hidden files and look where they used to be... if still not there do a search again but in search options click search hidden files IF YOU KNOW HOW TO SHOW HIDDEN FILES DO SO, EVERYTHING PAST THIS IS HOW TO

    To show hidden files open my computer (or any other folder) and click "tools" than "folder options" if using Win 7 or Vista(you shouldn't be posting in the xp section...but i forgive you :)) you need to press the alt key with the window open to show "tools"
    after clicking "folder options" a new window will open, click the "view" tab then in the "Advanced settings box" find "hidden files and folders" and click the radial button(the circle to the left) of "Show hidden files and folders" finally click "Ok" your computer will no longer hide files from you and you can try to find them Note: Files that are marked as hidden will show up as a washed out or "dim" icon
     
  3. Sanclu

    Sanclu Thread Starter

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    I have XP SP 3 and I cleaned the fans that were thick with dust with a small brush and miniture hoover.
    Pressed down on the wires of the speaker connections to get back a channel that I no longer had (Mono instead of Dual) But it now does. I have followed your instructions and my music is back in 'My Music'.
    I thank you greatly !
     
  4. dukevyner

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    Not a problem us here at TSG love to help
     
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