Ed Bott Saves the Day, Windows Media Library Found

After struggling for several days while becoming more bitter and bitter about not being able to process my media in my Windows Media Player library nor being able to delete my, what I assume to be, corrupted library, Ed Bott came to the rescue and pointed me in the right direction.

I had found a post on TweakXP.com that directed how to delete the WMP library file but I couldn’t find my library where the post suggested that it was.

Ed suggested that the file could be hidden and recommended that I copy and paste “%userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Media Player” into the run dialog box. I did and magic — there the library was. I deleted the library and am now reimporting my extensive .mp3 collection into a new library. Hopefully my “can’t process media” problem will be fixed. I spent hours looking for a solution for this on Google. Little did I know that Ed had addressed the problem last year in his book Windows XP Inside Out Second Edition. Still not sure why Microsoft would hide the file or not offer documentation on how to find it but I sure was glad to find a solution.

It’s not every day that you get a pro like Ed to personally help with your Windows problem. Ed runs a great blog, is an accomplished technology author and Microsoft expert and really helped me out. Thanks for the help Ed.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for posting this! I just moved all my mp3’s to another hard drive and I was pulling my hair out trying to figure out why the solution 99% of my Google results gave wasn’t working.

    I’ve wanted to start over from a clean slate for a while now anyways.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thanks ! I never would have worked that out… Can’t believe MS left a library clean up feature out….
    Jefferson

  3. Anonymous says:

    Thanks ! I never would have worked that out… Can’t believe MS left a library clean up feature out….
    Jefferson