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Music Not Adding to Desktop?

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    Music Not Adding to my Desktop?


    I am trying out Xbox Music and a Lumia 920. I am downloading songs from Xbox Music and creating playlists, but it never shows up Windows 8 desktop. When I add songs and playlists on my desktop, they show up on the Lumia 920. Any ideas on what is happening?
    Last edited by phenixdragon; 17 Nov 2012 at 17:11.

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    This is probably because it's being hosted in the Xbox Music cloud. You're downloading songs from it on your Windows Phone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    This is probably because it's being hosted in the Xbox Music cloud. You're downloading songs from it on your Windows Phone?
    I guess I am not sure what you mean by in the cloud. I am not uploading any music, I am simply just trying to add it from Xbox Music per the subscription.
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    Oh wait, are you talking about that you can't find the playlists made in Xbox Music on Windows 8 within the Desktop?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Oh wait, are you talking about that you can't find the playlists made in Xbox Music on Windows 8 within the Desktop?
    No, I can not find the playlists and such on my desktop when added via my Lumia 920 (WP8).
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    did you create a shortcut to you personal folder ? It the same step as with Windows 7

    right click on an empty space on the desktop > personalize > change desktop icons , then click the one you need
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    Quote Originally Posted by phenixdragon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Oh wait, are you talking about that you can't find the playlists made in Xbox Music on Windows 8 within the Desktop?
    No, I can not find the playlists and such on my desktop when added via my Lumia 920 (WP8).
    Are you using the Windows Phone companion app for Windows 8?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by phenixdragon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Oh wait, are you talking about that you can't find the playlists made in Xbox Music on Windows 8 within the Desktop?
    No, I can not find the playlists and such on my desktop when added via my Lumia 920 (WP8).
    Are you using the Windows Phone companion app for Windows 8?
    I am using only the Xbox Music app. Yes it shows what is on the device in the companion app, but that is not what I am asking about.

    Windows 8 - Xbox Music
    I am able to add songs to a playlist and to my library, they show up perfectly fine Windows 8 Phone Xbox Music 8

    Windows 8 Phone - Xbox Music
    I am able to add songs to a playlist and download songs to my phone, they do not show up on Windows 8 Xbox Music

    I want to be able to add music/playlists on my phone thorugh Xbox Music and have it automatically add to my Windows 8 desktop. It appears that it should, I have the option on my WIndows 8 desktop Xbox Music app to download music that was added on other devices.
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    Maybe this is not possible?
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