WMP12 won't let me add music to library (no dialogue)

May 31st, 2010 - 12:30 pm ET by Tracey Woodmason | Report spam
Hi

When I purchased Windows 7 I purchased the N version which does NOT come
with WMP12 or any other media features. As a result I had to add WMP and
the other media features using Microsoft's Media Features Pack. Somehow
or other I initially managed to add music to my WMP library but for some
time now I've not been able to add music. In fact under Manage Libraries
I can only add Recorded TV - I can't add Music, Video or Pictures.

Absolutely nothing happens when I click on Organize|Manage
Libraries|Music/Video/Pictures, no dialogue box comes up at all on any
of these options and I suspect I may be missing either a .dll file or
some registry entries or both. I've done a search on the forum but so
far I've not found anything relating to this problem or anything close.

So my question is: does anyone have a possible solution to this or any
suggestions (other than reinstalling Win7 that is). Any help would be
most appreciated. Thanks.

Incidentally, what part do libraries play in this.

Since initially writing this message I've done some further poking
around but still haven't come up with a solution. So HELP!!!

Tracey
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#1 Tim De Baets
June 04th, 2010 - 05:00 pm ET | Report spam
Have you tried restoring the media library (Tools - Advanced - Restore
media library)? Press Ctrl+M in WMP if you don't see the Tools menu.

Note that restoring the library will make you lose all current play
counts, and possibly ratings too.

Regards

Tim De Baets
http://www.bm-productions.tk

On 31/05/2010 18:30, Tracey Woodmason wrote:
Hi

When I purchased Windows 7 I purchased the N version which does NOT come
with WMP12 or any other media features. As a result I had to add WMP and
the other media features using Microsoft's Media Features Pack. Somehow
or other I initially managed to add music to my WMP library but for some
time now I've not been able to add music. In fact under Manage Libraries
I can only add Recorded TV - I can't add Music, Video or Pictures.

Absolutely nothing happens when I click on Organize|Manage
Libraries|Music/Video/Pictures, no dialogue box comes up at all on any
of these options and I suspect I may be missing either a .dll file or
some registry entries or both. I've done a search on the forum but so
far I've not found anything relating to this problem or anything close.

So my question is: does anyone have a possible solution to this or any
suggestions (other than reinstalling Win7 that is). Any help would be
most appreciated. Thanks.

Incidentally, what part do libraries play in this.

Since initially writing this message I've done some further poking
around but still haven't come up with a solution. So HELP!!!

Tracey
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#2 Tracey Woodmason
June 05th, 2010 - 09:21 am ET | Report spam
Tim

I tried that but still I couldn't get it to work. Anyway, at the moment
it is irrelevant since events have overtaken me. Just after I posted my
message/s my motherboard died and I've had to get another and reinstall
everything with the correct mobo drivers. Still not got round to
installing win7 again as yet - only XP installed so far. Probably
install win7 this afternoon so we'll see what happens with a fresh
install. Who knows my mobo being on the way out just may have had
something to do with it.

Tracey




Tim De Baets wrote:
Have you tried restoring the media library (Tools - Advanced - Restore
media library)? Press Ctrl+M in WMP if you don't see the Tools menu.

Note that restoring the library will make you lose all current play
counts, and possibly ratings too.

Regards

Tim De Baets
http://www.bm-productions.tk

On 31/05/2010 18:30, Tracey Woodmason wrote:
Hi

When I purchased Windows 7 I purchased the N version which does NOT come
with WMP12 or any other media features. As a result I had to add WMP and
the other media features using Microsoft's Media Features Pack. Somehow
or other I initially managed to add music to my WMP library but for some
time now I've not been able to add music. In fact under Manage Libraries
I can only add Recorded TV - I can't add Music, Video or Pictures.

Absolutely nothing happens when I click on Organize|Manage
Libraries|Music/Video/Pictures, no dialogue box comes up at all on any
of these options and I suspect I may be missing either a .dll file or
some registry entries or both. I've done a search on the forum but so
far I've not found anything relating to this problem or anything close.

So my question is: does anyone have a possible solution to this or any
suggestions (other than reinstalling Win7 that is). Any help would be
most appreciated. Thanks.

Incidentally, what part do libraries play in this.

Since initially writing this message I've done some further poking
around but still haven't come up with a solution. So HELP!!!

Tracey
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