Playlists on Xbox Music app on Windows 8 Pro

Hello Guys,

 I'm having various problems with my Playlists on my computer with a recent fresh install of Windows 8 pro, I put all my albums into playlists and I use the playlists to select which music to play (this is because I have lots of individual tracks etc.), everything works as it should do in desktop Windows Media Player. When I open the Metro music app in Windows 8 my playlist are all over the place, sometimes there's too many, sometimes too few, sometimes they play and sometimes they don't, some are duplicated and some are missing etc.etc. All my Music and playlists are stored in the My Music library as it default too.

I had about 100 too many playlists and some were duplicated twice so tonight I bit the bullet and I deleted all the Playlists from Metro Music player, I then imported my playlists using a right click, there is now the correct amount of playlists but some are named incorrectly. For example say I have a play list called Abba - Gold, Music app now calls it Abba - Gold (2) , if I attempt to rename it to Abba - Gold it tells me "That one's there already, try a different name".

This only affects some playlists, it seems as though the one's with a bracket and a number 2 after the playlist with the same name already exist but it is not shown. I also edited a playlist in WMP desktop tonight and I had to use the import playlist feature again to update the playlist in the Music app and now that playlist has a number 2 next to it as well.

Does anyone know where the playlists for the music app are stored, I'd like to find out and delete everything and start again, I'm going from loving Windows 8 to hating it because when I get to a stage where I'm happy with everything then something goes wrong or changes, I've spent 2 weeks solid trying to get everything to work as it should. and I'm losing patience!


Thank for your help




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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 4 Applies to:

Hi, is it possible that the tracks that appear to be duplicates are only duplicates on the media centre ap and not on the file system. I had a similar issue when upgrading to 7 where when creating playlists, the media centre remembered where the old tracks were and the ones moved to the playlists became duplicates.

Is it possible for you to go to the properties of the track in the app to find the file location of music track(1) and music track, they could either lead to the same location, so deleting one will not have any negative impact, or one of them goes to a location that does not exist, so you have to delete that from the. Media centre

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