Why Windows Media Player in W7 duplicate audio files apparently without input from me

It's pretty simple. I have a PC with i5 processor and run W7 home edition. For some reason, unbeknownst to me WMP duplicates now so ripped audio files from a CD. Sometimes it is incompatible with only about 90% of the titles in doubles and it doesn't happen immediately. After that the days of non-use, I open WMP to find a disc that I thought had apparently escaped, magically duplicate. Indeed strange events. I can't comment on downloads on the net that I do not use this source. Anyone can shed light on the issue?

Rod Armstrong

Hi Rod,

1 are - that these duplicates reflect while ripping CDs with Windows Media Player?

2 did you do changes on the computer before the show?

First, check if there are different entries for the same media on your computer. If a song or a file is saved two times he can show you a duplicate because they are located in two different places.

Method 1: I would recommend you to rebuild the database of Windows Media Player and see if the problem is resolved.

Here's how:

To resolve this problem, delete the Windows Media Player database. To do this, follow these steps:

a. exit Windows Media Player.

b. click Start, click run, type %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Media Playerand then click OK.

c. Select all files in the folder, and then click delete on the file menu.

Note: You don't have to remove the folders that are in this folder.

d. restart Windows Media Player.

Note: Windows Media Player automatically rebuilds the database.

Method 2: If this does not resolve the problem, disable the Windows Media Player database cache files.

To do this, follow these steps:

a. exit Windows Media Player.

b. click Start, click run, type %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoftand then click OK.

c. Select the Media Player folder, and then click delete on the file menu.

d. restart Windows Media Player.

Hope this information helps. For any other corresponding Windows help, do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to help you.

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