How to Save Music Files So That Windows Media Player Can Detect Them

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For Windows Media Player for Pocket PC or Palm-size PC devices to play music files that have been stored using a storage device such as PC Card FlashCard, CompactFlash, or Microdrive, the files must be stored in My Documents or its subfolders. Windows Media Player does not detect music files stored in other locations.


This is a design feature of Windows Media Player for Pocket PC and Palm-size PC devices. Only files stored in the My Documents or its subfolders are detected and made available for playback.

This has changed with the current version of Media Player for Pocket PC. For more information, please go to the following Microsoft Web site:


Article ID: 266670 - Last Review: July 24, 2007 - Revision: 2.2
  • Microsoft Windows CE 2.11 for the Handheld PC
  • Microsoft Windows Media Player for Palm-size PC 1.1
  • Microsoft Windows Pocket PC with Windows CE 3.0
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