Building Your Media Library
6. To stop monitoring a folder that was added automatically, select the folder in
the Monitored Folders list and then click Ignore. Ignoring the folder tells Win-
dows Media Player to stop monitoring the folder.
7. If you’ve stopped monitoring folders or deleted files on the disk, the related
media will still be displayed in Windows Media Player. To stop displaying files
you’ve deleted or files that are in folders you are no longer monitoring, clear the
“Add files previously deleted from library” checkbox.
8. By default, audio files smaller than 100 KB and video files smaller than 500 KB
are not added to your media library. If desired, you can set different default val-
ues using the “Skip files smaller than” text boxes. To ensure that all audio and
video files in monitored folders are added to the library, set the “Audio files” and
“Video files” text boxes to zero.
9. When you click OK, Windows Media Player will search your computer and add
or remove media as appropriate. In the Add to Library by Searching Computer
dialog box, you’ll see a report of the files found in monitored folders and the files
added, as shown in Figure 8-26.
Only the number of files listed as added is added to the library. If Win-
dows Media Player has files in its library already, you’ll see more files
found than added.
Adding Media to Your Library When Played
By default, when you play an audio or video file on your computer or on the Inter-
net, Windows Media Player adds the audio or video file to your library. Windows
Media Player does not add audio or video that you play from removable storage
devices or from shared network folders.
Figure 8-26. Reviewing the search report