Windows Media Player does not recognize the external hard drive music
original title: Media Player
I am playing music from an external hard drive but WMP doesn't recognize them.
What is the file format of the files you are trying to play in Windows Media Player?
You can check the formats supported by Windows Media Player file.
Information on the types of media files that supports Windows Media Player
If the music file is not supported by media player, then you will not be able to read the file, you need to install the codec to read these files.
How to Download Codecs automatically in Windows Media for Windows XP player
I have a Pavilion a4310f Prod Nr: race AY014AA-ABA, Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
I just found out that Windows Media Player does not recognize the songs, I recently downloaded from Wal-Mart music download Site. The songs can be seen in the music library in a folder called 'Downloads' and I can open each song and he will play when double-clicked. The problem is that I can't create a playlist containing the new songs and burn a copy of the reading list, because the songs are not listed in the Media Library Player any hot it is sorted (artist, Album, Genre, etc.).
Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.Mitch
Went to: start == > Control Panel == > troubleshooting == > view all == > and ran troubleshooting on the library and the settings of WMP.
Convenience store detected library corrupt and "in media files appear in the WMP library. Then ran convenience store on WMP settings which reset OMP to default settings. After that, everything worked as announced.
Thanks to Big_Dave for putting me on the right track.
Windows 7 64 bit does not recognize the external hard drive. I have an old 250 GB Western Digital external hard drive. Neither of my windows 7 machines recognize it. It does not show in the device, Manager of the computer Manager or Explorer. Any help would be appreciated. THX Mike
HelloInitially, check if the hard drive is compatible with Windows 7.
Check out the link - http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows-7/en-us/default.aspxSee the help article and check if it helps.
My drive does not appear in Windows Explorer
http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/330140Tips for solving problems with USB devices (this also applies to windows 7)
http://Windows.Microsoft.com/en-us/Windows-Vista/tips-for-solving-problems-with-USB-devicesIt will be useful.
Windows media player does not recognize my ipod touch to sync
Open WMP in the taskbar from top, find "Tools", scroll down to options.
in the new window, locate the Hardware tab, add hardware.
I recently bought a Toshiba Satellite with Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit. I connected an external hard drive (brand is seagate) that still works on my previous laptop (Dell), but the system does not overlay the external hard drive. It does not recognize there is an 'external Hard Drive FreeAgent' but when the AutoPlay window appears & I choose "Open folder to view files" it gives me the following message is displayed:
"G / is not accessible.
Access is denied. "
I called the manufacturer of the external hard drive (Seagate) & they told me that it is a windows problem.
can someone help me? ... Thank you
Can you please tell us which model of laptop you have exactly?
Do you use an original preinstalled operating system?
Are you using USB ports?
Have you noticed the same problem using all available ports?
My HP Envy Phoenix 810 does not recognize my external hard drive Seagate 3 TB, which is installed in the drive enclosure hard Bytec HD-35SU3-BX. Have you tried two different 3 TB HD and two boxes of Bytec and nothing works. When I installed my 1 TB in the same pregnant, it works. Why my computer won't allow me to use my 3 TB HDDs? I use Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 11.
I suggest you directly contact Bytecc and inquire 3 TB HD the HD manufacturer is supported. I had an old AZIO dock who does not identify / initial with WD drives. It was a firmware issue.
My media playes does not recognize the mpeg4 files
I recently had to re - install windows vista, after that everything works well, but when I try to read a MPEG4 file, it gives me an error message that it can't play at this time of the fine. It plays music, mpg3 files fine... I tried to do a 'quickfix' but it didn't work.
I suggest you to download and install the latest pack of codec for Windows Media Player. Make a search using your favorite for more information search engine.
Note: software use of third parties, including hardware drivers can cause serious problems that may prevent your computer from starting properly. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the use of third-party software can be solved. Software using third party is at your own risk.
Microsoft technical support engineer
I'm trying to download music from Windows Media Player on my iphone. I can get the files in the synchronization section but the Media Player does not recognize my device or seem to have a way to connect. Can anyone help?
You will need to install iTunes. The iTunes Setup program adds drivers and services for the iPhone. That's what I do:
1. Once iTunes is installed, it allows to import all the music in Windows Media Player.
2. If you want to automatically download album art, you will need to register for an iTunes Store account. Otherwise, just copy the album art from Windows Media Player:
a. at a command prompt, cd in each music folder.
b. attrib s h AlbumArt * Large.jpg
c. xcopy AlbumArt * %tmp% Large.jpg
d. attrib + s + h AlbumArt * Large.jpg
e e.. now, for each album in iTunes, right click and choose 'Get Info'. Drag & drop the corresponding JPG of %tmp% in the field "Cover Art" and click OK.
3. connect your iPhone. Select "Manually manage music" on the screen of the iPhone.
4. click on the icon on the left side of iTunes music. Make sure that all the music that you want to synchronize has an audit. (This is the default).
5 Select and drag it to the icon of the iPhone.
A WD My Book external hard drive of 2 TB, Windows 7 Pro icon does not appear in the computer but saw the external hard drive
in devices and printers. Right-click on the icon, no data on the volume, indicates that it works correctly. How can I access and recover
the data on this external hard drive?
Someone ran Testdisk and it couldn't find a partition. It might spoil the hard disk being the day the Date 07/07/2013
Testidisk was executed.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated! The data is lost forever? Thank you.
There is no partition inside?You can create partitions on the disk managementtype of handle on the search box to the start menu, open the computer management go to disk managementYou should see your disk and associated empty data and you can create a partition for it
When I try to import files from anywhere - my office, or a SD - card in Lightroom 4 or now 6 (updated just to see if it would help), Lightroom is the photo file in what I would call an external hard drive of ghost. It creates a second external hard drive file that seems to be a copy of the original. A few weeks ago, the name of external hard drives has been accidentally changed or partially erased when I backup my hard drive without supervision in Time Machine. I'm working on an iMac with OS 10.11.4. At that time there Lightroom could not find any of my files of course! So, I renamed with much attention the hard drive exactly the same original name and Lightroom everything very well - recognized except, I started having this problem of import. When I import a file of the photo, he put it in an external hard drive of Ghost with the same name, size and number of files. If I try to move the file to the real external hard drive where it is supposed to go, Lightroom told me that the file already exists in Lightroom. If I look in my external drive outside of Lightroom, the file is where it is supposed to be. I tried just 'Add' the file to Lightroom, rather than copy or move, and that's okay. I tried to re-pointing Lightroom on your drive. Does not work. The only way I can get the files to go where I want they is to import, then highlight the recently imported file and move it to the folder of the mother. So, I have to move the file into the folder of the mother in the subfolder and then delete the now empty ghost the disk folder manually hard phantom. Help! Is there a way to merge the external hard drive with his ghost (or duplicate)? I can't find anything in the forums or documentation, and when I tried to call tech support, I came across a brick wall which is very frustrating. They said I couldn't get help by phone, I have to use the forums. So, please, let me know what I can try.
Seems to me this is probably a problem of conflict with the readers in your catalog and LR is confusing where to put images and creates a clone instead. You have to work smart to get rid of the clone disk keeping the images with the same folder structure. If it's a long process, however, I'll try to be as simple as I could.
To do a test at White folder on the drive itself out of Lightroom that must be maintained at the same place where the main images folder (main folder means - the very first folder under your player in your catalogue which should include all subfolders on the disc itself), then put a picture in the test folder and import it. the test folder will be part of the new drive of clone in catalog you would then move the main folder of the Original disc to the Clone drive in your catalog. Once you are done with the displacement of all the structures of folders in the test under drive clone folder. The original drive that was not identified by Lightroom would be gone if this isn't the case you can remove it manually and this is how you would leave with single drive with all your files/images existing and if you try to import the images now. They would go directly in the same destination folder that you choose on the screen to import instead of going in any drive clone/ghost.
Thanks Deborah for bringing This issue to our view. And I amso glad I was able to solve this problem for you on call.
A new problem arises. After I crossed the wire attached and mounted my VM on the external hard drive, I can access is no longer my hard drive. Y at - it a trick to recognize again?
Ben, well talk to you again and let me know what external drive you eventually buy and if it was the controller or the drive in the other external drive.
It happened once when I loaded the air I uninstalled it and it worked I loaded another music site and he did again once I uninstalled it and it still does not see my burner
Follow these steps to remove corruption and missing/damaged file system repair or replacement.
Run DiskCleanup - start - all programs - Accessories - System Tools - Disk Cleanup
Start - type in the search box - find command top - RIGHT CLICK – RUN AS ADMIN
How to analyze the log file entries that the Microsoft Windows Resource Checker (SFC.exe) program
generates in Windows Vista cbs.log
Then, run checkdisk - schedule it to run at next boot, then apply OK your way out, then restart.
How to run the check disk at startup in Vista
After the foregoing:
Step 1: Please do all the same underneath if you did some before as is often total
a process that solves the problem.
Try this - Panel - Device Manager - CD/DVD - double click on the device - driver tab.
Click on update drivers (this will probably do nothing) - RIGHT click ON the drive - uninstall.
RESTART this will refresh the default driver stack. Even if the reader does not appear to continue
Then, work your way through these - don't forget the drive might be bad, could be a coward
cable or slight corrosion on the contacts (usually for a laptop) and other issues.
Your CD or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060 - a Mr Fixit
Try this fix manually if the Fixit 314060 does not work
Your CD or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs-
a Mr Fixit
The CD drive or the DVD drive does not work as expected on a computer that you upgraded to
for Windows Vista
When you insert a CD or a DVD, Windows Vista may not recognize the disc
Your CD or DVD drive cannot read or write media - A Mr Fixit
CD/DVD drive does not appear in Windows Vista, or you receive this error in Windows
Vista installation after booting from the DVD (AHCI)
Drive CD - R or CD - RW Drive is not recognized as a recordable device
Hardware devices not detected or not working - A Mr Fixit
Another possibility is that the cables are loose. Remove ALL power, then make sure that the cables in both
ends. Remove and replace, do not just tight. For laptops, you can often clean power and
contacts data with a pencil eraser.
Some DVD players do not use the Windows default drivers so check with the manufacturer of system and
manufacturer of device to see if there is a firmware or drivers for your drive if necessary.
Step 2: You have disc problems as the CD/DVD is actually 4 discs in 1 case (CD & DVD
Burn and CD and DVD read). So it is not unusual for 1 or 2 operational so that other parts
do it right.
Did you follow the Troubleshooting Guide for the reader who still does not work? There are
the entries in registry that the troubleshooter does not solve and those who "might" be the cause.
Check with your Maker system and a device for the two possible firmware updates and
the correct registry entries for your car.
Here are the keys that I of course are those in question - for the subkeys of the CD/DVD drive
as there will be other subkeys in these keys. Do not forget to ask specific keys involved as well as
You can probably find more info here and maybe even the exact registry for your CD/DVD settings
drive from someone with the same model.
Forums - a lot of expert real help
Use DevManView to locate the CD/DVD in the registry (be careful and do a prior Restore Point)
nothing change) - find the DevManView device and then make a right click on it free in RegEdit.
DevManView - free - an alternative to the standard Windows Device Manager, which displays all the
devices and their properties in flat table, instead of the tree viewer
I hope this helps.
Downloaded 5 music files on iPod Shuffle from Windows Media Player 9, Windows XP operating system. After installing Windows 7, cannot get the WMP recognize iPod Shuffle when it is connected to the PC to synchronize, or download music new and additional files. I have to go back to WMP 9 to this get rid of WMP 11?
This is what iTunes installed on your computer?
IPod is designed to be used with iTunes. Windows media player cannot sync with iPod shuffle, you must install the plugin for windows media player sync with iPod to third party.
NOTE: Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the use of third-party software can be resolved. Software using third party is at your own risk.
Check if the iPod shuffle is getting recognized in Device Manager.
i. click Startand then click run.
II. type devmgmt.msc, and then click OK. Open the Device Manager window.
III. in the Device Manager search for the name of the device
Go back with the results.
With regard to:
Samhrutha G S - Microsoft technical support.
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Original title: cannot read!
Why my Windows media player can't play 3gp format some0ne?
You will need a codec to play the file video .3gp. A codec is a software to compress or decompress a digital media file, such as a song or a video. Windows Media Player and other programs use the codec to play and create digital media files.
For more information, take a look at the link:
I suggest you use your favorite search engine to download and install the codec for Windows Media player according to the type of file you are trying to read.
NOTE: THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE WARNING
Using third-party software, including hardware drivers can cause serious problems that may prevent your computer from starting properly. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the use of third-party software can be solved. Software using third party is at your own risk.
My external hard drive still worked, but once I have updated Windows Vista USB Port do not see at all. Once I plug it into the laptop (HP Compaq) the port next to the port I plug the also work stoppages which is a usb mouse. Usually, when I have something plugged into the usb ports the laptop would also a sound signal which it does not.
Understand the Extras in Windows Vista and Windows Update info is at the link above.
Remove the Vista updates; two ways to do this:
1. a System Restore to before the updates:
Click Start > programs > Accessories > system tools > System Restore > restore time/choose your own date > next
If you use Norton, disable it before using the system restore.
If it is impossible to enter the Normal Mode, do a Safe Mode system restore:
Press F8 at the startup/power and the list of startup options, use THE ARROW key to select Safe mode > and then press ENTER.
System restore steps according to the info above.
2. click on start > right click on computer > properties > Windows updates down the lower left corner > updates installed in the lower left corner in the next window
> then click the one that you don't want > uninstall will appear at the top > uninstall it.
In addition, on the page where you clicked "Installed updates", click on change settings at the top left corner it
> Change update settings in the next page of AutoUpdate to "check for updates but let me choose etc" > OK ".
When you take a look at pending updates, you can either download/install them one at the time, namely the update causing you problems.
> or if you do not need an individual > right-click on > UAC prompt > hide it
See you soon.
Mick Murphy - Microsoft partner
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