Windows Media Player Can't Delete items from Library

My Windows Media Player 11 won't let me delete anything from the library.  Anyone know how to fix this problem?

 
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Last updated August 15, 2018 Views 44,602 Applies to:
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Hi Ju_juboo,
 
This problem occurs because the Windows Media Player library database has become corrupted.
 
To resolve this problem, clear the Windows Media Player database. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Exit Windows Media Player.
  2. 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.
  3. Select all the files in the folder, and then click Delete on the File menu.

    Note You do not have to delete the folders that are in this folder.
  4. Restart Windows Media Player.

    Note Windows Media Player automatically rebuilds the database.

 
If this does not resolve the problem, clear the Windows Media Player database cache files. To do this, follow these steps:
 

  1. Exit Windows Media Player.
  2. If you are running Windows XP, click Start, click Run, type %userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft, and then click OK.

    If you are running Windows Vista, click Start, click Run, type %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft, and then click OK.
  3. Select the Media Player folder, and then click Delete on the File menu.
  4. Restart Windows Media Player.

    Note Windows Media Player automatically rebuilds the database.

 
You can also refer the link below for more information:

You cannot view, add, or delete items in the library in Windows Media Player 11

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925718

Hope these suggestions are helpful.

Please let us know if you require further help.

Regards
Rehman - Microsoft Support

John Rubdy
Forum Moderator | Microsoft Community

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