Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

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

Posted on 2007-12-05
6
773 Views
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
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)
0
Comment
Question by:SAbboushi
  • 4
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:SLafferty1983
ID: 20411861
What player are you using?
0
 

Author Comment

by:SAbboushi
ID: 20411945
Windows Media Player 11
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:SLafferty1983
ID: 20412071
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.
0
Comprehensive Backup Solutions for Microsoft

Acronis protects the complete Microsoft technology stack: Windows Server, Windows PC, laptop and Surface data; Microsoft business applications; Microsoft Hyper-V; Azure VMs; Microsoft Windows Server 2016; Microsoft Exchange 2016 and SQL Server 2016.

 

Author Comment

by:SAbboushi
ID: 20413987
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?
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:SLafferty1983
ID: 20414139
You could try setting this DWORD Value to 0
Computer\HKCU\software\microsoft\mediaplayer\preferences\MonitoredFoldersInitialized
Let me know if that works.
0
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
SLafferty1983 earned 500 total points
ID: 20414376
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/
0

Featured Post

The Eight Noble Truths of Backup and Recovery

How can IT departments tackle the challenges of a Big Data world? This white paper provides a roadmap to success and helps companies ensure that all their data is safe and secure, no matter if it resides on-premise with physical or virtual machines or in the cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
DVD to view Home Pics on a TV - Just a DVD 4 104
How to open a .vcf file 11 105
mpeg to mp4 free tool 8 90
can not get an online video to playback in Google Chrome 4 12
The main issue when installing Vista and XP in dual boot is when you have to reinstall any of the two when something fails, let's say a hard disk failure, a lost partition, virus, etc. What commonly happens is that you lose all your hard work config…
Technology opened people to different means of presenting information, but PowerPoint remains to be above competition. Know why PPT still works today.
Viewers will get an overview of how to make and use Drum Racks in Ableton Live. Load new Drum Rack into empty MIDI track: Fill rack with audio samples: Re-arrange sample slots as necessary: Adjust parameters of each slot to tailor each sound a…
Viewers will learn key ranges in Sampler to make their sampled instruments sound more realistic Gather samples of various notes and drag them to Key Range panel: Set proper root key for each sample: Select all the samples with Command-A (or Ctrl…

840 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question