Windows Media Player doesn't recognize usb device

My Windows Media Player stopped  connecting  to my usb so I can not sync. my music any longer. Computer recognizes the usb, just not WMP
 

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Last updated October 16, 2018 Views 1,211 Applies to:
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Hi Pinaki

Thanks for the suggestion. I was going to try today and plugged in my USB today for one last try.  WMP recognized and sync'd the music. I have no idea why it started working again.

Thank you for your help

joe

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Hi Joe,

Perhaps rebuilding the Windows Media Player database might resolve the issue.

Here's a link wherein similar issue is fixed by clearing the corrupt database:

Please refer to the suggestions that are marked as answer.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-pictures/wmp-doesnt-detect-my-device/f2a63589-c7f8-42c5-89a7-0f0cf7e9faaf

You may even try restarting/turning ON the "Portable Device Enumerator Service":

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-pictures/media-player-12-does-not-recognize-removable-media/69a1be0e-9451-42b8-88b6-a69f0b324456

Let us know the results.

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