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Winamp no longer loads winamp.m3u when it's opened, it starts with an empty playlist

Winamp no longer loads winamp.m3u when it's opened, it starts with an empty playlist

It started happening a few updates ago and I can't figure out if it's some setting that changed or if there's some reason it can't access the file. Has anyone else had this problem and been able to fix it?

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Guest [Entry]

"In the appdata\winamp directory, delete (or move out) all files with the extension .m3u8, as well as files with the .m3u extension. There may also be a folder called winamp.m3u8 which also need to be deleted. Do this while Winamp is closed. Now re-open Winamp, hopefully it will re-create the files and start working again.

Rationale: winamp.m3u is for legacy support. It actually attempts to load winamp.m3u8 on startup."