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Different Ways To Add Music Files To Windows 7 Music Library

Like the many routes to Rome, there are more than one ways to add music files to Windows 7 Music Library. As a matter of preference, different user has different view of which method is the best and easiest.

As noted in previous article, Windows 7 Music Library is like a master index file, being a center location for user to locate all the music files storing in different folders, media storage, or locations.

In addition, it allows Windows Live Messenger to show music playing by Windows Media Player 12 on Windows 7 (provided both Windows Live Messenger and Windows Media Player are enabled to display song information as part of the personal message).

The different methods used to include or add music files to Windows 7 Music Library:

Manage Music Library from Windows Media Player 12

Open Windows Media Player, which by default is showing Library View (press CTRL+1 if this is not your case) where you can click Organize, Manage Libraries, and then Music:

Manage Music Library from Windows Media Player 12

Add MP3 folders to Music Library

Right click the folder, one folder at a time, select “Include in library” option in the context menu, and then click “Music” to proceed:

Manage Music Library fom Context menu

Alternatively, select the folder and click “Include in library” option at the shortcut bar followed by “Music”:

Manage Music Library from Windows Explorer - 2

Manage Music Library from Windows Explorer

Open Windows Explorer, which is defaulted to show library view as well. If this is not your case, just locate Libraries or Music shortcut on the left pane and click “locations” link beneath the Music Library header to proceed:

Manage Music Library from Windows Explorer

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