Is excessive amount of song files in your Windows Media Player library making your life difficult? It is a common enough problem, faced by many and is a serious time waster. As time goes on, it might become increasingly difficult for you to select your favorite song from the huge list where most probably every other song will be titled as “Unknown”.
In many cases, the users download a lot of songs and also may sync the system with an external device such as MP3 players, and in no time you are looking at a media library holding around hundreds or even thousands of songs. So, it may become necessary for you to delete those songs from your library and start from scratch.
For Windows Vista users, you need to look nowhere else as the ever reliable Windows Vista help team has come up with a set of instructions to guide you through this process.
Guidelines to delete files from Windows Media Library
- Firstly, check if there are any updates for Windows Media Player version you are using. For that, open the Windows Media Player and click on the “Help” tab which is located on the top of the window.
- Now, select the “check for updates” option, to open the update wizard.
- After finishing the update, select the “Library” tab and then click on the icon named “Songs”.
- Click on the “Details” icon, which is located at the bottom of the “View Options” tab.
- Now highlight the first song on the list and holding the “Shift” key, scroll down to the last song, and then highlight the last song as well. All the songs stored in the library are now highlighted automatically.
- Right-click on any highlighted section on the screen and then click on the “Delete” option. After confirming the delete operation, the user will be asked whether to delete the songs from the WMP library only or from the computer as well.
- After making the decision, click “Ok”.
- All the songs in the WMP library are now deleted.
Deleting the song files might become necessary if there is huge amount of song files stored in your Windows Vista computer. The guidelines given above are devised by the excellent Windows Vista help team to help you to clear your Windows Media Player library.