It will be easy to find a particular file from the collection if we know the name of the album and the track.
But not all the tracks and albums have updated album information.
Most of us like to listen to various kinds of music from different kinds of albums.
Normally we do have a large collection of music on our hard drive.
Some of our readers wanted to know how to update the album information for the tracks in their music library and how to add album covers, so that they show up in Windows Media Player.
In this tutorial we will try to cover both topics as good as possible.
I found (on Vista) that WMP stores information in C:\Users\USERNAME\App Data\Local\Microsoft\Media Player.
This can include details such as music genre, publisher, year of publishing, album art, etc.
I can work around the problem by closing WMP and then either ejecting and re-inserting the CD or going to My Computer and double clicking on the CD drive icon to force it to Autoplay.
There's no Refresh button in WMP to make it check what's actually in the drive.
If you can't see these files, make sure that Explorer is set to show hidden files and folders, and to show protected operating system files. The songs for which you manually deleted the old, cached album art should get updated with their new, embedded art.
When I put a CD in the drive, WMP starts itself up and I've got it set to rip the CD. When it's finished ripping, I eject the CD and put a new one in.