How can I edit multiple Windows Media Player playlists at one time?

ryan_bigl October 6, 2011
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I’d like to know if there is a way to edit multiple playlists without going through each of them manually?

I have multiple music playlists in Windows Media Player, each one representing an album on an external hard drive (for instance, my “Wu-Tang:Enter the 36 Chambers” playlist plays the “Wu-Tang:Enter the 36 Chambers” music folder on my external hard drive).

Whenever I move the folder to another external hard drive (let’s say from F: to J:) and then try to play the playlist, I get an error that my music can’t be found. I have to configure the playlist myself to play the folder on the new external hard drive by changing the path from f:\WuTang to j:\WuTang. Is there a program, script, or method that can automate this process? I don’t wanna go through a ton of playlists just to change the drive letter in each of them.

  1. Anonymous
    October 7, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    Press F3 after you've moved them, click Advanced... to add the

    external hard drive to the monitored folders list, and WMP should carry on

  2. Jay
    October 7, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    After trying many softwares..I found this working combo.

    wpl to txt : change wpl file extension to text using this software:

    http://download.cnet.com/Extension-Changer/3000-2072_4-10394272.html

    replace new drive letter using this one :
    it will batch replace the drive latter from F: to G: in all the playlists.

    http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/File-Management/Replace-Text-in-Many-Files.shtml

    change the extension back to wpl with first one.

    And let the music play !

    (Tested ok)

  3. Jay
    October 7, 2011 at 9:12 am

    open your *.wpl  playlist files with notepad...you can drop it in notepad video to open it easily.

    now replace f: with g:
    save file.
    This will update your wpl files.