add these commands in to a batch -- it will kill your library db's and when it opens media player, it will rebuild them all.I had the same problem where adding media into the directorys was not refreshing -- and removing and readding the directory did not help: In windows 8 if you click on the library it will open with the music app.I have a Windows Home Server with all of my music in the music share folder.
I tried removing the folder My Music as the default folder to point to then adding it again to include all music in My Music folder.
The only thing which occurred was the original files in My Music on the first use of WMP added back and nothing else.
This folder is set to the default save location in my Windows 7 machine\u0027s music library.
I know with older versions of media player you could force a refresh of the library but i can\u0027t seem to find it in 12.
Even if this workaround was effective, it seems pretty micky mouse considering that you have to manually remove all files, which could be comprehensive, then add them back in again to result in failure anyways.
Any one have any other simple solutions or know if MS has rectified this problem @ 2013 for a version created in 2009?I have read microsoft help files and I cannot find anything to answer this problem. Any I have used WMP for nearly 10 years, and with the exception of adding codecs for further use never had an issue.Now here I am with a recently new win 7 machine, with personally updated codecs and integration into the shell for selectct extensions. Though I came across my first blip since then and decided to check it out on forum posts.The first album was found correctly and is found in the library. I can browse to the missing album and play it but it isn't in the library with the rest of the artists music. The album did come in at first but was missing 3 songs.I deleted it from the library (made sure it was still on the server) restarted Media Player hoping that it would refresh and find the full album.It's funny cause since I wrote that first paragraph my entire library is back and available for media share, which is what I was looking for a solution for. But WMP IS ONE OF THE MOST PROFOUND MEDIA PLAYERS AVAILABLE!