How to Save Windows Media Player Playlists as a Text Document

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How to Save Windows Media Player Playlists as a Text Document
Export a playlist from your media player. (computer image by martini from

Text documents of playlists serve as a valuable tool if you want an easy way to remember the songs on your playlist or a way to show your friends the contents of a playlist when you are away from your computer. You must choose a playlist from the "Now Playing" pane or the "Media Library" to perform this procedure. Exporting a playlist works for most versions of Windows Media Player, although older versions may not be compatible.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Open Windows Media Player on the computer.

  2. 2

    Click on the desired playlist. Open the "File" menu and click "Export Playlist to File."

  3. 3

    When the "Save As" dialogue box pops up, click on the appropriate folder that contains the playlist.

  4. 4

    Type a name for your playlist in the "File name" box and click "OK."

  5. 5

    Open the playlist with the Windows Wordpad or Notepad program and save the playlist as a text document.

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