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Old 02-13-2008

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Delete Folders in Windows Media Center library
In either the picture or video library, I have extra folders showing (like
one for my HP printer) How can I delete the folders I don't want. I know that
I can delete individual pictures, but some of the floders shown don't even
have pictures in them.
Vista ultimate w/ WMC11.
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Old 03-13-2009

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Re: Delete Folders in Windows Media Center library

Remove Unwanted Folders from Library in Windows Media Center

It seems there is a known bug in certain versions of Windows Media
Center (ie, Vista Home Premium, Vista Ultimate and Windows 7 Beta) in
which even when you remove a folder from a music/picture library in
Media Center, items from those folders are not actually removed from the
Library. I searched around and didn’t see much help, until finally
I found this solution from a guy who works at Microsoft:

I had no problem with doing this since I just wanted to reset the
library completely and do a re-index.

Since Windows Media Center and Media Player share the same database (or
library), these instructions will resolve problems for both applications
at same time.

The instructions are:
Exit Windows Media Player.

For Windows XP:
Click Start, click Run, type: %userprofile%\Local Settings\Application
Data\Microsoft\Media Player, and then click OK.

For Windows Vista:
Click Start, click Run, type: %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Media Player,
and then click OK.

Select all the files (not folders), and then click Delete on the File
Note: You do not have to delete the folders that are in this folder.

Restart Windows Media Player.

Note Windows Media Player automatically rebuilds the database.

After deleting all the files, Windows Media Center’s library was
completely reset. This procedure removed all of the unwanted (or
invalid) folders that I could not remove before and I re-added the
folders I wanted. Everything has worked fine since.

Hopefully this post will help other’s who might run into the same

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