Forcing a Window Media Player library rescan

If you’re using your Windows Media Player (WMP) as a Windows Media “server” to share your music library, yet don’t use WMP directly to manage your media (I use the much more rich MediaMonkey) then you may want to force a library rescan when you add new tracks to your file-store(s).

This isn’t very hard, but it isn’t entirely intuitive either. However it’s simple enough. Select the WMP window, hit the “ALT” key and a menu will pop up. Select “Tools / Apply media information changes”, eg:

Windows Media Player menu

Should do the trick.

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