Windows Media Player includes non-music folders in playlists

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I have a client who uses Windows Media Player 12 in Windows 7.

Recently (he doesn't know exactly when), his Playlist list suddenly includes the names of many non-music folders (his Simply Accounting, for example), from his Documents folder.

If you right-click the playlist and select Open File Location, you can see they are documents in random folders (looks like from Documents).

Occasionally you can see a status message at the bottom of WMP saying (can't remember the exact message) that it is scanning a folder for updates, and the folder it is scanning is *not* Music, but rather the c:\Users\Owner folder, one level above Music, Documents, etc.  Is this normal?

I can find no settings at all about where WMP looks for music or playlist location, etc.  Can anyone help?

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Open Windows Media Player 12
Click the Organize button and choose Manage Libraries from the drop-down menu.
A pop-out menu opens, listing four types of media: Music, Videos, Pictures, and Recorded TV.
Click the type of media for Eg. MUSIC
A window appears listing the folders monitored for that type of media. For example, the Media Player’s Music Library normally monitors the My Music folder and the Public Music folder
You can add or remove folders from this window
You might need to check for different media types


Thanks for the reply.  Strange - though his playlist area is full of folder names from his Documents folder, his Organize and then Music area contains only "music" and "public music"

Seth SimmonsSr. Systems Administrator

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