Windows 10: Editing the default WMP library?

  1.    17 Jul 2016 #1

    Editing the default WMP library?


    I expect this is embarrassingly obvious, but in WMP how do I reduce the content of its Library, which by default appears to include everything on my PC, including backups etc.

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    1. How do I delete these external HDs from the Library? I see no Delete/Remove tools.

    How did they get in there anyway? I don't recall being asked when I first ran WMP?

    2. How do I make detailed changes to 'Video', for example? I don't want all 5,000 videos (incuding tiny clips) that are in the hundreds of subfolders under D:\Pictures\Videos+Projects to be included.

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    Terry, East Grinstead, UK
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       17 Jul 2016 #2

    Right click something(anything) on the navigation pane, then right click, select customize navigation pane, you'll get this popup:
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    then just select what you want, unselect what you don't.
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  3.    17 Jul 2016 #3

    Thanks Cliff. But I don't get it. That doesn't open up Video to show individual folders and subfolders.

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    Terry, East Grinstead, UK
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       17 Jul 2016 #4

    For the libraries themselves, use Manage Libraries.
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    Terry, East Grinstead, UK
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       17 Jul 2016 #6

    Just remove the existing videos library, create a new folder for the videos you want, then add the folder to your library.
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