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Music App lists music files not present in SSD :(

  1. #1


    India
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    Win 8.1 Update x64

    Music App lists music files not present in SSD :(


    Hi


    I had recently replaced my HDD with SSD,
    So I had backed up & erased all the personal files including music, videos etc from respective folders,
    Actually there is no files other than system files, programs, softwares in the SSD now,
    I had done disk cleanup, defrag , clearing of temp, prefetch folders etc before starting the cloning everything from HDD to SSD,

    After replacement, now I could see all my collection of songs/music in the Now Playing section of Music App (Modern app),
    No music files are actually present for me to locate in any of the folders when I go through for explorer,

    I'm not able to play the music files by clicking it from Music App , &
    when i delete it from there by right clicking it - temporarily goes away but returns when i close the App and opens it again..

    I had unchecked & checked the indexing option in the Music folder (File Explorer) - properties & restarted system, checked, But still all the music files are listed in the App,

    Could anyone suggest on how to clear the music file listings from the Music app permanently which are not really present in the system?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Try to right click and un-install it. Then install it again from the store. Hopefully that will clear it out.
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  3. #3


    India
    Posts : 1,536
    Win 8.1 Update x64


    Have to spread more reps around before giving to you again
    Thanks for the solution adamf
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  4. #4


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    I had the same issue with the mail app hanging on to e-mails I had deleted. I think apps have caches in %appdata% which don't always get updated correctly but that is speculation on my part really.
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  5. #5


    India
    Posts : 1,536
    Win 8.1 Update x64


    cache data don't get deleted on clearing temporary files?
    I had cloned from HDD to SSD , so all these cache do get copied too
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  6. #6


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    There is all manner of unknown (to me) stuff in %appdata% and %program data% and this would be copied.

    For example my Mail App data (local emails) is here (thanks Kari Mail App - Backup Email Messages in Windows 8 )
    Code:
    C:\Users\adam\AppData\Local\Packages\microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalState\Indexed\LiveComm\a73604872bbc371a\120712-0049\Mail
    and I expect Music App stores something here but I don't use that app.

    Code:
    C:\Users\adam\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.ZuneMusic_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalState
    It is only really an issue if you have moved the files to which it refers. It should be updated but obviously not always. I wouldn't worry about it and certainly re-installing is safer than trying to figure out what to delete.
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  7. #7


    India
    Posts : 1,536
    Win 8.1 Update x64


    Yep, got it
    I had played with the music files often before cloning - deleting few, moving them to another location etc. , so that may have not been updated there in the folders I suppose ,
    Anyway no worries, uninstalling & reinstalling does the job
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Music App lists music files not present in SSD :(
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