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  1. vicentiubacioiu's Avatar
    You're a genius. I was struggling with this for months, this is so simple :D nice.
    10-20-2013 02:17 PM
  2. riffraffy's Avatar
    Thanks for the simple steps you gave. I managed to create one playlist. But when I try to create a second one by right clicking on another music folder I got the message "The New Playlist could not be created in this location. The device has either stopped responding or has been disconnected". I also notice that the first playlist I created, The playlist file first appear in the same music folder which I could change to teh name I want. But after that it disappear and could not be found anywhere, not in the music folder or the playlist folder. But I can see it in the phone and is working. Did you encounter the same problem? I am using Windows 7pro and Lumia 820.
    Anybody know a solution to this? I just added some songs to a music folder, and was going to modify or just create a new playlist, and now I cannot find any of the 5 playlists I created previously--nowhere. This is on a Lumia 810 going into the SD card. I just did the same thing (same folders, songs, playlists, etc) to my Lumia 920 without issue, btw.

    I tried booting the phone, and plugging it into two different Windows computers, and it made no difference...
    01-04-2014 10:11 AM
  3. riffraffy's Avatar
    Anybody know a solution to this? I just added some songs to a music folder, and was going to modify or just create a new playlist, and now I cannot find any of the 5 playlists I created previously--nowhere. This is on a Lumia 810 going into the SD card. I just did the same thing (same folders, songs, playlists, etc) to my Lumia 920 without issue, btw.

    I tried booting the phone, and plugging it into two different Windows computers, and it made no difference...
    Well, I found an--awkward--workaround to add new music. Tried a bunch of stuff, re-formating the card, etc, to try and see/find the original playlists: to no avail. I finally deleted the playlists from the phone, deleted the folders/files from the "Music" folder on the card, created a new folder, "Music1" and filled that with my new music. I was able to create and re-name playlists there, that are now reflected on the 810. Of course, when I un-plugged the 810 USB and then re-plugged it back in, I cannot see the playlist files on the computer--as before. Oh well...

    This is on Windows 7, if anyone cares.
    01-05-2014 10:55 AM
  4. Hotrippr's Avatar
    Same disaster here. It worked at first, it was very easy but then they disappeared. So after some trying different things, I was able to see the playlists using Windows 8.1 Phone app. I Had to make the playlist in WMP then go to the app and browse and add playlist but still cant create playlist as before but hey it's working. This really sucks Microsoft really wants you to join and pay for Xbox music(I believe that is why we cant create our own playlists easily), meanwhile losing market share because of idiotic things like this.

    Update: so far so good. (This also solved duplicate songs issue)
    1. Turned off Xbox music and cloud on phone. Deleted everything(hidden files included) from music folders on Sd and phone(usb) and using Sd card adapter on desktop.
    2.Returned card to phone, installed WPtools and cleared Controls and History
    3.Checked that no music was there.
    4.Shut down and started phone.
    5. Checked that there was absolutely no music on phone.
    6.Ran WPtools and cleared Controls and History again.
    7.Double checked to turn off Xbox music and cloud on phone.
    8. Made all the playlists by adding list to WMP on the desktop.
    9. Opened Windows Phone app in the Modern UI on my PC.
    10.Add, select playlist, navigated to and selected playlist(one at a time works better), NO NEED TO ADD ACTUAL MUSIC files, the music is added automatically, just add the playlists. Also I only use the app to add music.
    Shut down and powered on again and everything was good(haven't tried a soft reset [power+vol down] for fear of causing issues again).
    Hopefully this holds up.
    Last edited by Hotrippr; 01-27-2014 at 04:06 PM.
    01-25-2014 04:39 PM
  5. genuine555's Avatar
    Thanks for the simple steps you gave. I managed to create one playlist. But when I try to create a second one by right clicking on another music folder I got the message "The New Playlist could not be created in this location. The device has either stopped responding or has been disconnected". I also notice that the first playlist I created, The playlist file first appear in the same music folder which I could change to teh name I want. But after that it disappear and could not be found anywhere, not in the music folder or the playlist folder. But I can see it in the phone and is working. Did you encounter the same problem? I am using Windows 7pro and Lumia 820.

    Anybody know a solution to this? I just added some songs to a music folder, and was going to modify or just create a new playlist, and now I cannot find any of the 5 playlists I created previously--nowhere. This is on a Lumia 810 going into the SD card. I just did the same thing (same folders, songs, playlists, etc) to my Lumia 920 without issue, btw.

    I tried booting the phone, and plugging it into two different Windows computers, and it made no difference...


    Well, I found an--awkward--workaround to add new music. Tried a bunch of stuff, re-formating the card, etc, to try and see/find the original playlists: to no avail. I finally deleted the playlists from the phone, deleted the folders/files from the "Music" folder on the card, created a new folder, "Music1" and filled that with my new music. I was able to create and re-name playlists there, that are now reflected on the 810. Of course, when I un-plugged the 810 USB and then re-plugged it back in, I cannot see the playlist files on the computer--as before. Oh well...

    This is on Windows 7, if anyone cares.

    If anyone is interested, I found the actual CAUSE of the issue. I posted it in the MS forums aswel just now, under my given name :
    "This playlist could not be created in this location. The device - Microsoft Community


    The Solution I found (you can recreate this issue easily after reading this) :

    If the actual folder in which you create the playlist contains a "." or "&", you will get that specific error :

    "This playlist could not be created in this location. The device has stopped responding or has been disconnected"



    Eventhough you can create the folder like that, the playlist cannot be created if you create it in that folder or from that folder.
    Rename the folder to a name that does not contain a "." or "&" in the syntax, and then go into the folder again and create the playlist.
    The system will now no longer show that error message and block you from creating the playlist.


    Two major FLAWS arrise here :



    1. If the folder can be created like that, so should the playlist. They should both contain the same syntax restrictions to avoid such calamaties. Either the syntax restrictions for the folder names needs to be adjusted, or that of the playlist names.


    2. The actuall ERROR that is displayed when this occurs has nothing to do with the actual issue (AS USUAL FROM MS...regarding that they will NEVER learn)...
    And so it only adds confusion without being constructive in any way. Would be better to simply NOT show an error at all.





    The solution doesn't involve any "awkward" work-arounds though, and is VERY simple, IF you know what is causing it.
    Finding the actual "cause" proved the only difficult thing imo (it took me a few hours through event logging and such), simply because MS still fails to show a correct error message for any given error.

    The error message simply "misleads" and has nothing to do with the actual cause, so I can understand WHY it is so hard to find the actual causes of such issues. If MS reflected a correct message upon such errors, we wouldn't have to spend our lives searching for the actual source of the error...



    So to put short, if anyone gets that specific error message when trying to create a playlist, check the name of the folder and remove any "." and "&" that might be in the folder name !



    Major fail for MS imo to overlook such a basic thing...very sloppy. You would think by now such childs deseases would be elliminated.
    Boris Lozac likes this.
    02-06-2014 07:40 PM
  6. DanielIshi2's Avatar
    03-28-2014 04:13 AM
  7. riffraffy's Avatar
    Has anyone figured out a playlist work-around for 8.1? The upgrade messed up some of my playlists, and I'm having trouble recreating them using this method.

    I should add, I'm having trouble with a 920, a 925, and an 810 (on SD).
    04-14-2014 08:16 PM
  8. hafeezpunjani's Avatar
    Been having problems since the 8.1 update. I went on Xbox Music Website and deleted the playlists from there and then tried to start from scratch. Still having troubles though, but I think its just because of the new Xbox Music App
    04-15-2014 01:07 AM
  9. cryssykyline's Avatar
    Thanks guys for this topic and all your answers.
    Now I know how to do it right... at least until next WP 8.1 official update.
    04-22-2014 08:29 AM
  10. cryssykyline's Avatar
    Thanks guys for this topic and all your answers.
    Now I know how to do it right... at least until next WP 8.1 official update.
    04-22-2014 08:59 AM
  11. Amol More's Avatar
    It worked thankx :) :) :)
    I want to ask.. If i put 10 songs in a folder named "abc" in the music folder of my device.. I right click on this folder and create a playlist named "xyz"..
    So now there will be a playlist named "xyz" in my phone..
    1>> Now if i move those 10 songs from the "abc" folder to another folder in the music folder of my device.. Will the playlist play those songs as me have moved those songs??
    2>> Now if i move those 10 songs from the "abc" folder to my memory card(sd card) of my device.. Will the playlist play those songs as me have moved those songs??
    06-01-2014 01:02 AM
  12. Arun D's Avatar
    Hi There,
    Just to save space on the phone how do I create and link the playlist on the microsd card,\
    Thx
    Arun
    06-23-2014 11:26 AM
  13. joeltanthuanewe's Avatar
    when i renamed the file, the file explorer went 'not responding' lololol.. so i just gave up.. safely removed and renamed it in my wp instead.. way easier. LOL
    01-08-2015 10:39 PM
  14. Sonakshi Gupta's Avatar
    thank you so much. made it so so much easier.
    12-19-2016 06:13 AM
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