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    Windows 7 Libraries / Media Player Issue

    I work in a school environment and for security reasons we remove all the default Windows 7 libraries from Windows Explorer using the well documented Registry hacks.

    I have just stumbled across an issue when the staff started attempting to rip music using Media Player.

    When checking the rip options the path is empty and cannot be changed. I also attempted to create a new library from within WMP instead however it did nothing, no response at all.

    As a result of these changes Windows Media Player now has very limited functionality.

    Could someone give me some pointer to restoring these features or overriding the default settings of WMP?

    I have tried various solutions to restore the library path, however most of them are meant to restore the Music library feature but not the library itself.

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    nobody having the same issue?

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    When you say "removed all libraries" do you mean you removed the Public locations or disabled Libraries completely?

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    thanks for the reply gshaw i used this method to remove them

    How To Disable and Remove Libraries from Windows 7 Explorer « My Digital Life

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    I think removing the libraries completely is your problem. I can see why you'd want to remove the public locations (this is what we do using http://www.grimadmin.com/article.php...ws-7-libraries) but disabling libraries completely is bound to create problems such as this. Why do you see them as a security risk?
    Last edited by gybe78; 27th February 2013 at 04:15 PM.

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    Yes removing the libraries is the cause of your issue. It also causes problems with Windows Photo Gallery

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    I have this problem after removing libraries.

    I am in the midst of working on creating a default profile and reinstating libraries as solution to what you and I are experiencing.

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