Clear Cache in Windows® Media® Player
Are you curious to know about cache in Windows Media Player and the need and tips to clear it?
The word cache refers to a component that evidently keeps data for a specified period. It helps in quickly accessing that data stored in the cache. If you have requested for a data that is contained in the cache, then this request can be served by simply reading the cache, which is comparably quicker. With the absence of the cache files, the data has to be recomputed or fetched from its original storage destination, which can take a long time. This processing from the cache will increase the overall performance of the system. Windows Media Player is the most admired media software for playing audio files, video and other media formats. It can also be used to burn and share music, video files, MP3 files to CD and other media formats. Windows Media Player is intended to decrease the loading and streaming times of videos and other file formats.
Below mentioned are the details regarding the cache in Windows Media Player:
- Tips to clear cache in Windows Media Player
- Clearing the cache from Windows Media Player
- Need to clear cache
Tips to clear cache in Windows Media Player
Double click on 'My Computer' icon in the desktop. Then, explore the C: drive and click on the 'Documents and Settings' option. From the opened window, select the 'All Users' folder. Explore the 'Microsoft' icon from the application data folder. Then open the 'Media index' icon from the opened window. Then, you have to delete the file named wmplibrary_v_0_12.db. You can also use the search feature to search for the above file if it is located in the scattered locations.
Clearing the cache from Windows Media Player
First of all, open Windows Media Player. Then, from the toolbar select the ‘Tools’ option. From the displayed screen, click the ‘Options’ section. Then, a window screen will be displayed. Select the 'Privacy' tab from top of the appeared window. Then, press the 'Clear caches' option which is available under the 'History' folder at the bottom of the window and press 'Ok'.
The cache in Windows Media Player stores assured data, like the sync information for MP 3 players and similar devices, in the program's history. These stored cache files make you to sync devices with Windows Media Player without taking the much processing time. The clearing of cache in Windows Media Player helps you to troubleshoot the program if you are having problems in syncing it. The clearing of the cache prevents the other users from viewing your playlists and other details.
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