How to Change the Default Location for Stored Music in Media Player 7

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This article describes how to change the default location for stored music in Media Player 7 and 7.1.

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Music that has been converted to .asf format by Windows Media Player 7 and 7.1 is stored by default in the My Documents\My Music folder in the following format: artist name\song title. To specify a new default storage location:

  1. Start Windows Media Player 7.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Options.
  3. Click the CD Audio tab.
  4. In the Archive section, click Change.
  5. Click the new location, and then click OK.
For additional information about how CD music is converted to .asf format, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

260132 How to Copy CD Music in Windows Media Player 7

Article ID: 260136 - Last Review: Jan 27, 2007 - Revision: 1