Fix the issue when Windows® Media® Player 12 library is not updating
Having issues while updating Windows Media Player 12 library ? Find how to solve them.
Windows Media Player 12 is the latest version of the multimedia playback program developed by the Microsoft and is integrated along with the Windows 7 Operating System version to enhance user convenience. Windows Media Player 12 is having support for many advanced multimedia functions and is incorporated with Dolby and SRS sound technologies to provide the users with a vivid media experience. The simple graphical interface of the Windows Media Player 12 allows even inexperienced users to effectively utilize the provided functions under minimal errors and complications. Windows Media Player 12 is having media library feature that enables the users to access and manage all media files in the system from a single control point. The update issues with the Media library affect the functionality of the player adversely, as it restricts the users from managing the newly added media files on the system. The update errors with the Library of the Windows Media Player 12 are caused by issues like application file or database file corruptions and other system issues that tend to cause damage to the media player.
Discussed below are some points that will help the users to fix issues with the Windows Media Player 12:
- Stop services
- Delete database file and restart
- Reinstall Windows Media Player 12
The issues with the media library of the Windows Media Player 12 might be caused by a database file corruption. Deleting the file manually will solve the problems and will restart the file indexing function by the player. So for doing that the users should first enter the services menu of the Windows Operating System. After entering the services menu, stop the Windows Media Player 12 network sharing service from among the listed ones to facilitate database file deletion.
Delete database file and restart
The users should now navigate to the ‘%Userprofile%AppDataLocalMicrosoftMedia Player’ folder in your computer and should delete the files with ‘.wmdb’ file extensions. These are the corrupt database files that are causing the problems with the update function of the media player library and restarting the Windows computer after removing the corrupt files will help fix issues with the Windows Media Player 12 and the update or indexing function will work normally hereafter.
If the issues with the Windows Media Player 12 in your computer is not fixed by following the above procedure, then it is probably due to application files issues and should be fixed by reinstalling Windows Media Player 12. The users should first uninstall the player using the option to add and remove Windows components and should reinstall the player after a system restart. Doing so will fix issues with the player files which will in turn fix issues with the update library function of the Windows Media Player 12.
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