Wmp 12

#1
Hello,
I have upgraded from Vista to windows 7 on my Sony Vaio Laptop, all appears to be working fine, but!
I use this laptop during the evening whilst my son is on the Desk top upstairs.
I am running a Buffalo portable hard drive with a capacity of 250 Gb with all my music files copied from the desktop PC, the idea is to use this and play music. U unfortunately I am unable to change the settings to recognised the drive and play the music in WMP 12. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling wmp 12, I understand there are a number of issues with this, is there a patch? Thanks in anticipation!
Jim
 


#2
Welcome to the forums, simmyjiff.

WMP => Alt => File => Open (Ctrl-O) => Navigate to your drive to open a media file, does it appear in windows explorer ? Do your see it when you open My Computer?



You should be able to add it to your library this way:



1. Start WMP
2. Switch it to library view (WMP has a special icon for this purpose - Right Bottom/Top)
3. Click on Organize on the top menu bar, click on "Manage libraries," and then choose the library to which you'd like to add a folder.
4. Next, click the "Add" button to browse for a folder and add it to your Windows Media Player library. You can select a folder on your local computer, an external USB hard drive, or even a networked location like another computer in your homegroup.

When you've chosen your folder, click the "Include folder" button.

5. Click "OK." It may take a few minutes for Windows to add and index the folder if it contains a lot of files.

You've now added a folder and all it's media files to your Windows Media Player 12 library. Continue to repeat the process to add more folder to your Media Player libraries.
 


#3
This is one of the problems Cyborg, I am unable to select the 'music' library, I can select videos, TV and pictures but not music, I have also un-installed and re-installed WMP, but without any success. Any other ideas?
Thanks
 


#4
Do you have 'music' greyed out or totally absent ?
 


#5
No, 'music' is there and not greyed out and is even highlighted as the cursor crosses it, really odd!
 


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