WMC Library updating issues

I am having repeated difficulty maintaining my media library with WMC.

I am running Win7 Professional - 64 bit on a IBM Intellistation 6223, Dual 3.6GHz Xeon w/ 5GB memory.

I have parred down my entire media library to one directory of ~20 pictures in an attempt to isolate the issue to no avail.  Media Player sees the pictures just fine :   Media Center sees the picture directory, but claims it is empty.

I have already:

1. rebuilt the database by following the directions give in another post by Savan H, provided here:

Follow these steps: 


a.    Click Start, type%systemdrive%\programdata\microsoft\ehome in the Start search box and hit Enter.

b.   Right-click themediacenterdatastore.dbfile and Delete.

c.    Restart Windows Media Center. 


(Note: I did not find the filemediacenterdatastore.db,but did find and delete the .db file called mcepg2-0.db, but to no avail.)

2.I have uninstalled and re-installed WMC.

3. I have runSystem File Checker (SFC) and no errors were found.

Why can't WMC see and display picture files that WMP has no problem with??


Question Info

Last updated March 24, 2018 Views 729 Applies to:




·        What is the file extension name of the pictures that you want to see using Windows Media Center?


See the link given below for the supported file types.

File types supported by Windows Media Center



You may also check if the file type has changed to an unsupported file type, such as a thumbnail, or is corrupt. You may need to modify the image by opening the file in a photo-editing program, and then resaving the image in a file type that is supported in Windows Media Center.


Also check the below given links for more information






Hope this information is helpful.

Amrita M

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