Yes you can delete the folder where your library is stored, let your media player library empty, then add the folder back which will then re-load the library with the new files.

However, if you have "add volume leveling" checked for your music files (preferable) then it takes forever for the library to reload for it checks every song of every album in your library.

I to am having the problem with my library not updating.

I only use media play for music files, which I have a large number.

The first album was found correctly and is found in the library. I can browse to the missing album and play it but it isn't in the library with the rest of the artists music. The album did come in at first but was missing 3 songs.

I deleted it from the library (made sure it was still on the server) restarted Media Player hoping that it would refresh and find the full album.

However I recalled how when I had another problem with WMP 12 I resolved this using Microsoft Fix It Centre and found the libraries were empty, so here is a solution to this problem. In-case no-one else has already - Right click on the music tab on the left hand side of wmp (underneath play-lists). Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation.

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I'm more annoyed by not knowing which MP3 in the WMP Library is "real MP3", and which one is just backgourn music (in form of MP3 file) that's intended for karaoke.. The albums no longer appear in C:\ music library but they're still there under your username. The problem seems to be the intense volume that the VLC player is capable of could damage the speakers by burning the coils. How can I make Windows Media Player stop updating media every freaking time I start it up?

And I've read around the Net, and most answers revolve around these few things already mentioned. As soon as I exit WMP, and when I come back after a while and open it - it again starts sucking those karaoke MP3 files into its library Hopefully someone can help with this.. As a workaround, I pinned my "My Pictures" folder to Favorites (to maintain easy access) and left the Pictures library empty. It always hogs up massive amount of CPU power and goes into (Not Responding) for a min while updating. I've setup Windows Media Player how I want, and then use Sysprep with the copyprofile option ticked to copy all settings to default user.

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I have read microsoft help files and I cannot find anything to answer this problem. Any I have used WMP for nearly 10 years, and with the exception of adding codecs for further use never had an issue.