How to use WMP

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I have always used iTunes for my music but finally got tired of them updating it every two weeks so I'm trying to set up Windows Media Player.  The first thing I noticed is that you can't drag and drop folders into a playlist like you can on iTunes so how do I create a playlist that I can put my music in.  I created one playlist (gave it a name) and attempted to transfer a bunch of songs into it by dragging them but it won't accept them.

The music is in a sd card which shows up on the computer as Drive (F). I know that it found the music because I can see a bunch of songs in WMP but they are not "by folder", the way I have them categorized.  i.e., Country, Jazz, Big Band, etc.
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here is how i do this:WMP
to add/remove music librarieslibraries

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My music is in Folders (23 in all), with different names as I said earlier.  Is there a way to turn these folders into playlist in WMP? If so, how do I do it.  I don't worry about the artist but rather, what type of music it is.  For example, one is for classical music, one is for easy jazz and so on.  That is what I am trying to do.  Thanks for your help.
Is there a way to turn these folders into playlist in WMP?
If so, how?
it is a 3 step process:
1
click on Music then Genre as shown here:
genre
2
click on Create playlist and a new playlist called Untitled playlist appears in the column at the left
playlist
3
now name the playlist and drag corresponding types (genres) on the left to the new playlist

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Many thanks.  Looks like I'll be able to do it.  Really appreciate you hangind in there with me.
my pleasure - glad to be of help

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