Library Not Working in Windows® 7
Are you facing library not working problem in Windows 7 based system? Find out how to resolve it.
Libraries were introduced in Windows to manage the content and retrieve valuable information without any misuse of time. All the previous Windows versions used folders to store favorite contents. CSIDL or Constant Special Item ID list was used in Windows XP that provided independent identification values of the system. These are the folders which are used and accessed more frequently as compared to others. This was modified to become Folder ID CSIDL in Windows Vista. It had attached GUID values that stored the information in FOLDERID_fonts. This folder ID framework was extended to form library feature in Windows 7. In Windows 7, the user has an option to choose which folders should be given the tag in folder IDs. This logical indexing allows faster searching and richer arrangement of metadata. Almost all the applications are compatible and responsive to library option in Windows 7. However, it depends on the application manufacturer on how it provided the user interface and other entry points so that the library can take note of the processes.
Following are important points related to library not working issue in Windows 7:
- Common problems
- Search for items
- Beta disadvantage and fixes
If media player doesn’t show the library option, one needs to start the player and then choose the library option from Windows menu. This helps to burn files into a separate disk or transfer to other external devices. In Windows 7, this feature allows the user to access the last viewed and accessed items. However, this does not show up sometimes and what one needs to do in this situation is to make some adjustments. Media categories such as videos, pictures, text files or recorded data needs to be selected by clicking an icon that looks like a music note and choose the category from drop down menu. The button changes according to the file being accessed or stored.
Search for items
Sometimes, items that are supposed to be in the library get invisible and users are unable to find them. This can easily be rectified or the location of the file can be easily found out using the Search menu. Search option can be used when one remembers the file name or a part of it. When the file name is not known, the user needs to check the sharing option of library. Files that are hidden may not show up in the specified location. It usually occurs when it is deemed that there is something wrong with the system. Libraries in any operation can not be replicated. Files that need to be transferred to a different location have to be fully copied. Since the library has links to the digital directory, and the later being unique to each machine they cannot be directly copied.
Some WMP files in Windows 7 library do not get indexed and manual deletions of files are not provided for. Updating of certain tags like Media Monkey is not accepted by the directory. To fix this problem, one needs to navigate to the control panel and then go for Media Player network sharing services. Now the user need to move to “%Userprofile%AppDataLocalMicrosoftMedia Player" and have to clear all the player data that is stored, specially the .wmdb files. Thereafter, indexing can be started normally.
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