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Why doesn't Windows Media Player 12 remember non-default folders added to libraries

Why doesn't Windows Media Player 12 remember non-default folders added to libraries

In Windows Media Player 12 on Windows 7 files folders that I add to the Music and Videos libraries, other that the built-in C:\Users\Username\Music and C:\Users\Username\Videos folders, disappear from the music and video collections in both WMP and the Media Streaming Service (as seen from my XBOX 360), between reboots. So for example I've added a folder called 'C:\Users\Username\Podcasts' to my Video library, expecting the videos podcasts it contains to show up under videos in WMP and on the XBOX. Unfortuantely, the video files only appear on the XBOX interface when I've loaded WMP on my PC and allowed it to rescan my libraries.

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Guest [Entry]

"I've found a reasonable solution to this. By adding a symbolic link from the built-in Videos folder to the Podcasts folder the videos in the Podcasts are remembered between media player sessions. The command to do this is (from the Videos folder):

mklink /D Podcasts C:\Users\Username\Podcasts

You also need to be running your command prompt as administrator to do this."