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help with windows media player

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ok well how can i save the artist the song location the album how many times its played etc etc as im reformating my pc and i dont wanna type it all in again ive done it 5 times and i have over 4000 songs and cbf doing it again

also i cant save any .exe files as they all have a virus on them

thats why im reformating it
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Reading around, it seems that this is what your looking for:
C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Media Player\ *.wmdb
I think that should be the right path and file extension that you need.

Also found this
3. Delete the "wmplibrary....db" file here. This is not your actual music, only the database which Windows Media Player uses as a listing

And probably more important:http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/knowledgecenter/mediaadvice/0057.mspx

When I use the Advanced Tag Editor to change media information, are the changes saved to my original files or just to the library?

When you use the Advanced Tag Editor to edit media information, your changes are immediately saved to both the digital media file and the library. If you use another method to edit media information, the information is immediately saved to the library, but it might take some time for the changes to be saved to the original file.

In most cases, you won't notice the lag time. However, you might want the media information to be saved to the files immediately, for example, if you plan to copy the files to another computer right after you edit the information. You can save the latest media information to your files immediately by performing the following steps:


In Windows Media Player, edit the media information.


Right-click the Player title bar, point to Tools, and then click Process Media Information Now.

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