1. Mesbah's Avatar
    On desktop GROOVE does not work properly cannot index music library and I am trying to uninstall then reinstall it but in Control Panel Uninstall programs list GROOVE does not exist to be uninstalled. Any one has a hint what to do?
    GROOVE also totally disabled my Win Media Player that now only crash at startup.

    Microsoft was advertising that Win10 can play all media types! After installing Win 10 it cannot even find my music folder let alone index all music there.
    04-14-2016 11:03 PM
  2. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    On desktop GROOVE does not work properly cannot index music library and I am trying to uninstall then reinstall it but in Control Panel Uninstall programs list GROOVE does not exist to be uninstalled. Any one has a hint what to do?
    GROOVE also totally disabled my Win Media Player that now only crash at startup.

    Microsoft was advertising that Win10 can play all media types! After installing Win 10 it cannot even find my music folder let alone index all music there.
    are there any OS updates pending? Install them is you find any

    Also, are there any groove app updates in store?
    04-16-2016 12:45 PM
  3. Mesbah's Avatar
    All updates applied.
    Stupid GROOVE all that can do is to show spinning icon login and then is a dead app.
    04-16-2016 01:24 PM
  4. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    All updates applied.
    Stupid GROOVE all that can do is to show spinning icon login and then is a dead app.
    and you're unable to use windows media player? Mine still works so I wonder why your got disabled
    04-16-2016 02:14 PM
  5. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Groove is packaged together with Movies & TV in one appx named "zune."

    See this help thread: http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...dows-10-a.html

    You can remove the package in PowerShell as admin and then the store will reinstall the "unremovable" Apps if it sees them absent.

    I've removed and moved on from the obsessively overindexing (IMHO) Apps: Photos/Groove/Movies & TV and the unnecessary to me 3D Builder.

    I use Office 2007 Picture manager/Windows Media Player/VLC Player and I don't have a 3D printer.

    I have it on my list to investigate MediaPortal as a full featured alternative.

    I've not seen any deleterious effects from the removals.
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    04-16-2016 02:27 PM
  6. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    Groove is packaged together with Movies & TV in one appx named "zune."

    See this help thread: http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...dows-10-a.html

    You can remove the package in PowerShell as admin and then the store will reinstall the "unremovable" Apps if it sees them absent.

    I've removed and moved on from the obsessively overindexing (IMHO) Apps: Photos/Groove/Movies & TV and the unnecessary to me 3D Builder.

    I use Office 2007 Picture manager/Windows Media Player/VLC Player and I don't have a 3D printer.

    I have it on my list to investigate MediaPortal as a full featured alternative.

    I've not seen any deleterious effects from the removals.
    that's a good post, it can help me sometime when I'm in trouble
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    04-16-2016 02:35 PM
  7. Mesbah's Avatar
    POWERSHELL as Admin does not start while in the life of this computer I am the only admin
    04-16-2016 06:49 PM
  8. RumoredNow's Avatar
    POWERSHELL as Admin does not start while in the life of this computer I am the only admin
    You might want to take a trip here: System file check (SFC) Scan and Repair System Files & - Microsoft Community
    04-16-2016 07:38 PM
  9. Mesbah's Avatar
    my CMD only starts in non admin mode. When I click to start as admin nothing happens. I am only user and always been admin.

    PS.: Finally after some efforts+tricks CMD/admin started then sfc /scannow was run and found no errors to fix while stupid GROOVE does not work and worse does not exist in Control Panel Uninstall list so I can remove it reinstall it.

    I suspect Microsoft has made this stupid app only for music paying users.
    Last edited by Mesbah; 04-16-2016 at 09:01 PM.
    04-16-2016 08:14 PM
  10. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I don;t know why you can't get Admin in PowerShell, that's the only way I know of to remove Groove. I was hoping the sfc/scannow would fix it.

    You may be looking at backup and restoring your system.
    04-17-2016 12:04 AM
  11. midnightfrolic's Avatar
    Try creating a new admin user account. Then try using Groove and everything from the new admin user account to see if issues are resolved. If not, then its time to do a Windows 10 refresh. If that does not work, then do Win 10 restore. Possible corrupted Windows 10.

    You could try CHKDSK, SFC, and DISM fixes before doing a full restore. Remember to always back up your data first.
    04-17-2016 12:23 AM
  12. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    I opened groove app for the first time on m surface and it didn't find any music in music folder. It asked to check in other locations. I gave it one location and it less than a minute it found more than 200 songs there as I expected it to.

    In groove app, can you see a place where you can add locations where the app should check to search for music?

    second thing is, the songs/albums that haven't been indexed, can you move them to aa new folder and then add them to the index of places to search? that might work.
    04-17-2016 02:16 AM
  13. Mesbah's Avatar
    • yes, GROOVE is given address of music folder
    • moving music folders so that perhaps stupid GROOVE starts normally is not favorable act in the sight of God
    04-17-2016 11:20 AM
  14. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    • yes, GROOVE is given address of music folder
    • moving music folders so that perhaps stupid GROOVE starts normally is not favorable act in the sight of God
    it's looking like your case is that one in a 100,000 glitch
    04-17-2016 11:48 PM

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