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Media Player can't find files.

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    Posts : 2
    windows 8

    Media Player can't find files.


    I think someone gave me some bad advice.My "c" drive is starting to get full mostly because of a very large music collection. My friend said"simple,just put everything on "d". I think I should have gotten an external drive. Anyhow, now when I go to listen to a playlist song on media player, I get blue dots with an "i"in them and a message saying that the media player can't find the file. I tried changing the file location for the media player to"d"drive,but it would not let me (suggestion from same friend who said "mine works fine in "d" drive. Should I move everything back or get an external drive or is there a way to make this work. Asus Notebook a45x ,Windows 8,Media player version unknown.

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    The playlists are probably pointing to the location on C:. You need to modify them to point to the D: location or build new playlists.

    They are usually in C:\Users\<youraccountname>\Music\Playlists

    You can edit them with Notepad.

    Or create new ones via File, Crate Playlist.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Hi 'smogdawg', welcome to Windows EightForums!

    Open WMP, click on 'Organize▼' on the menu bar, 'Manage libraries►', 'Music' then navigate to the appropriate folder and include it in the Music Library.
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    Much better solution

    Just tried it through my network to another computer and it works that way too.
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    Posts : 2
    windows 8

    Media player can't find files.


    Thanks ! both solutions work and a smarter friend suggested-"just open "d" drive, pick tune,and media player will play it". This works too. It is weird that my I-tunes will pick up were the music is, but media player 12(found it) won't unless you do the solutions.Thanks again.Problem solved.
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Media Player can't find files.
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