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windows media player 12 constantly updating media library

Why is wmp12 constantly updating the media library. Is there anyway to turn this off.It gets  heavy on system resources and also slows down the player.does anybody have a solution?

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I've struggled with same problem for a whole day and found a workaround. There is a special file called "wmpfolders.wmdb" which stored information about all folders looked through by WMP. You can find this file in you local app folder: c:\Users\[your name]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Media Player. What you can do with this file is mark a folder so WMP will ignore it and will not update any files stored in this folder. To do so edit this file with any text editor (it just a plain XML) and replace Exclude="0" with Exclude="-1" to mark folder as excluded.
You can exclude specific subfolders or any top level folder.

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Hello All,

Thank you for using Microsoft Answers forums.  You may have corrupted files.  Use the System File Checker tool (SFC.exe).  To do this, follow these steps:

1.       Open an elevated command prompt. To do this, click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.

2.       Type the following command, and then press ENTER:

sfc /scannow

The sfc /scannow command scans all protected system files and replaces incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions.


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