How to Delete Windows Media Center Library

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How to Delete Windows Media Center Library
Delete your Media Player library. (music image by Markus Götze from

Windows Media Player provides you with the ability to create libraries, which are data files that contain a list of your music. The library does not actually contain the music, but a list of files you have added to the Media Player software. Media Player does not offer the ability to delete the library database in the software, but you can manually remove it from the hard drive. After it is deleted, you can rebuild it with a new list of music.

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  1. 1

    Close Windows Media Player. Click the Windows "Start" button and select "Run." In the text box, enter "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Media Index" and click "OK." This opens Windows Explorer to the location of your library files.

  2. 2

    Locate the file named "wmplibrary.db" and delete it. This is your Media Player library. Deleting this file does not delete your actual music files.

  3. 3

    Open Media Player. Press the "F3" key to set Media Player to point to a new location for your music files. Media Player will load your new library with the set location for your music.

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