Erasing Windows® Media® Player 11 Library
Are you aware of the causes behind the corruption of Windows Media Player 11 Library and want tips to erase it?
Windows Media Player is an efficient program for media playing. You can play and organize your media files efficiently with Windows Media Player 11. Windows Media Player 11 provides you advanced ways to store and play your media files. It will also provide you options to rip and copy music to CDs and burn discs in various formats. It is featured with advanced audio fingerprinting that tags your tracks appropriately. Windows Media Player 11 categorizes the music files based on the characteristics, like artists, genre, etc. Like the predecessors, Windows Media player 11 also includes an advanced library. It can be used to manipulate the current playlist, videos and visualizations. Sometimes, you may face issues with the media library and you may need to remove all the content from it.
The following points will give you information about the causes of library corruption in Windows Media Player 11 and methods to erase the library:
- Causes for library corruption
- Erasing method
Causes for library corruption
Windows Media Player 11 library gives you options to add songs or albums to the library. Sometimes, when you try to delete or add a song to the playlist, it may result in an error message. It is because, your library database has got corrupted. Any modification in the location of a file will not get updated in Windows Media Player 11 library and too many unwanted entries will corrupt the database. In that case, you have to remove all the files in the library and have to create a new library.
For erasing your Windows Media Player 11 library, first you have to exit the application. Then, double click on ‘My Computer’ icon on the desktop. Open the C: drive and then open ‘Documents and Settings’ folder. Select your username and then open the ‘Application data’ folder. Scroll down and open ‘Microsoft’ folder. There you will find a folder named ‘Windows Media Player’. Open that and select all the files in that folder by pressing the ‘Ctrl' + 'A’ keys on the keyboard. Right click on the selected files and select ‘Delete’ option. This will delete the Windows Media Player 11 library and now you may create a new library.
If deleting all the files in ‘Windows Media Player’ folder does not resolve the problem, then you have to delete the ‘Windows Media Player’ folder itself. For this, navigate to the location 'C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataMicrosoftmedia player' and delete the folder itself. You can also use the command ‘%userprofile%Local SettingsApplication DataMicrosoftMedia Player’ to open the ‘Windows Media Player’ folder in Windows XP computers. Then, Windows Media Player 11 will create a new database automatically.
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