How to Import Folders Into Windows Media Player

Written by matthew burley
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Windows Media Player is included with the Windows 7 operating system. While it can be used to organise and play your media files, they are not automatically included in the program by default. Playing media files within Windows Media Player requires you to import your media folders into the program. Fortunately Windows Media Player includes a folder import utility that makes the addition of media folders a simple process.

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  1. 1

    Click "Start," and then click "All Programs."

  2. 2

    Click "Windows Media Player" to launch the program.

  3. 3

    Right-click on the media type you wish to add from the column on the left side of the window. For example, if you wish to add a folder of music files, right-click on "Music."

  4. 4

    Click "Manage xxx library," where "xxxx" is the type of media folder you are trying to import.

  5. 5

    Click the "Add" button on the right side of the window.

  6. 6

    Browse to the folder that you wish to import, and then click "Include folder."

  7. 7

    Click "OK" to complete the importation of your folder into the Media Player library.

Tips and warnings

  • To remove a folder from the Media Player library, right-click on the library you wish o modify, and then click "Manage xxxx library." Click the folder you wish to remove, and then click the "Remove" button.

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