"Windows Media Player cannot find the file. If you are trying to play, burn, or sync an item that is in your library, the item might point to a file that has been moved, renamed, or deleted."__
I renamed some music files and they wont play. I would be happy to just delete them BUT it wont let me. when I click delete it does nothing. I tried the organize and update files but still have files that wont play and can't remove them. Can anyone help
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It might be that the Windows media player library is corrupted. I would suggest you to rebuild Windows media player library.
If you want to rebuild you library, follow the steps mentioned below.
1. Shutdown windows media player.
2. Stop the media sharing service. Go to Start->Control Panel->All Control Panel Items->Administrative Tools->Services. Right-click on the “Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service” and select Stop.
3. Navigate to “c:\Users\”your username”\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Media Player. Now delete the files named CurrentDatabase_***.wmdb and LocalMLS_*.wmdb.
4. Start the media sharing service.
5. Now restart Windows Media Player.
Windows Media Player library: frequently asked questions
Follow the steps mentioned below to delete the files.
1. Open any program (e.g. Notepad).
2. Click on “File” and then select “Open”.
3. Navigate to the file that you want to delete and then delete the file from that program.
This bypasses Windows Explorer's Indexing feature which sometimes takes an eternity when the file is huge and/or it's in a folder with a lot of other files or when it's in a folder with a corrupted file. Explorer cannot complete the indexing
of everything in the folder but apparently it never gives up.