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How do I stop the player from monitoring my Rip folder?

Posted on 2007-12-05
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I only want the player to monitor my MP3 folder, NOT the Rip Folder.

How do I stop the player from monitoring my Rip folder (i.e. I don't want the contents of the rip folder to be added to my library)
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Question by:SAbboushi
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by:SLafferty1983
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What player are you using?
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by:SAbboushi
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Windows Media Player 11
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by:SLafferty1983
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Go to Tools and options. Then the library tab. Click on the button that says Monitor Folders. You can only remove locations that you have manually added. The other selections that are autmatically added you can highlight and click ignore. I do niot believe that the library will remove any music that it has already found but it will not add anything added in the future. You could also change the rip location to a folder somewhere else on the PC so that it is not in one of the auto added folders.

Hope this helps.
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by:SAbboushi
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The rip location IS a location that I already chose.  It seems that Media Player AUTOMATICALLY includes the rip location regardless of what folder I choose.  I suspect the solution is a registry tweak to remove the folder reference?
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You could try setting this DWORD Value to 0
Computer\HKCU\software\microsoft\mediaplayer\preferences\MonitoredFoldersInitialized
Let me know if that works.
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Also I found this article on how to turn off monitoring. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/836073

This other article says that it cannot be disabled on the Rip Music folder.
http://www.ghacks.net/2007/11/11/stop-folders-from-being-monitored-in-wmp-11/
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