Window 7 media player playlist bugged help !

#1
Hi.
I need help. I have a "Recent 5" playlist stuck there . It cant seems to be delete away .. Even i run a system restore , The "recent 5" still there ..
Can help ? thanks

 


Mitchell_A

Essential Member
#3
Stupid question, but I'm assuming you've tried to delete it by right clicking?

From one of zvit's links:
Hi,

a. What happens when you try to delete the files?
b. Do you get any error?

This issue can occur if the directory where Media Player stores data may contain corrupted files.

To resolve this problem, clear the Windows Media Player database. To do this, follow these steps:

1. Exit Windows Media Player.
2. Click Start, click Run, type %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Media Player, and then click OK.
3. Select all the files in the folder, and then click Delete on the File menu.
Note: You do not have to delete the folders that are in this folder.
4. Restart Windows Media Player.

Note Windows Media Player automatically rebuilds the database.

If this does not resolve the problem, clear the Windows Media Player database cache files. To do this, follow these steps:

1. Exit Windows Media Player.
2. Click Start, click Run, type %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft, and then click OK.
3. Select the Media Player folder, and then click Delete on the File menu.
4. Restart Windows Media Player.
Source: MS Social answers user at Can't Delete Media 12 Playlists
 


Saltgrass

Excellent Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
#4
I do not seem to have that indicator, but I found this under the organize menu.
 


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zvit

Honorable Member
#5
I don't understand if the problem was resolved. Did you delete and refresh the database?
That indicator... what about it? Did it help? If you un-check the recent 5, does that help?



If you are using MP v12, can try to downgrade to V11 and see if the problem goes away. Then you can re-upgrade to v12.
How To Uninstall Windows Media Player 12 on Windows 7?
 


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Mitchell_A

Essential Member
#6
ATTN: The above post about downgrading to Windows Media Player 11 is ONLY compatible with 32-bit versions of Windows 7.
I'd also not recommend it.
 


zvit

Honorable Member
#7
Here's downgrading for x32 and x64 (different methods for each on page):
How to Downgrade Windows Media Player 12 to Install WMP 11 on Windows 7

But If Mitchell doesn't recommend it, try to just uninstall it and then reinstall it:
There is chance that user may need to uninstall, remove and then re-install Windows Media Player 12, such as to fix WMP corruption, or to reset and re-configure Windows Media Player. How to Uninstall and Re-Install Windows Media Player 12 (WMP12) in Windows 7
 


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