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  1. Mesbah's Avatar
    There are many videos as well as web pages offering resetting WMP or restoring ....etc.

    After performing all those solutions if still WMP crashes then here is the ultimate solution:

    • Create a new folders name as MyMusic
    • Go into your Music folder and select all subfolders move them to MyMusic
    • Do same to your videos move to MyVideos
    • Rename your photos folder to another temp name that WMP cannot find it
    • Delete all files & folders in folder: C:\Users\<<user>>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Media\12.0\
    • Delete all files & folders in folder: C:\Users\<<user>>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Media Player\
    • Run WMP:: at this point no crash occurs
    • if crashed it does after few seconds that you must quickly do as many as possible of following items:
    • Click on Organize>>Manage Libraries>>{Music/Videos/Pictures/Recorded TV}:: delete all links under each category
    • Click on Organize>>Options:: uncheck all checked items under every upper tab
    • these usually fix WMP crash
    • now you keep WMP running and move 1by1 each music folder into original folder Music and watch WMP in action as it immediately begins to catalogue each folder.
    • if at any folder move WMP crashes then some files or subfolders in that folder is/are corrupt or WMP does not like them find them and save them elsewhere for later to convert or fix them.


    NB.: After days and days of futile efforts to perform above steps repeatedly still stupid MS Media Player crashed when it attempts to update library.
    Last edited by Mesbah; 02-11-2017 at 02:50 PM.
    02-06-2017 07:17 PM
  2. tonytranupg's Avatar
    I don't use Windows Media Player because its features aren't good. I would recommend using VLC instead of Windows Media Player.

    Is there any specific reason to use Windows Media Player?
    Mesbah likes this.
    02-07-2017 09:10 AM
  3. Mesbah's Avatar
    I don't use Windows Media Player because its features aren't good. I would recommend using VLC instead of Windows Media Player. Is there any specific reason to use Windows Media Player?
    Thanks Tony, best suggestion. I had no clue what VLC was but installed it and it works charmingly no fuss no stupid behavior like MS WMP.
    02-11-2017 02:53 PM
  4. tonytranupg's Avatar
    Thanks Tony, best suggestion. I had no clue what VLC was but installed it and it works charmingly no fuss no stupid behavior like MS WMP.
    Yep, VLC is my favorite media player because it's smoother than WMP, as well as has more features and able to play many types of videos and audio that WMP can't.
    Mesbah likes this.
    02-12-2017 06:01 AM

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