Many users experienced a Windows Media Player issue that prevented them from syncing all the music on their PCs.
One Windows 10 user reported:
“My Win 10 media player is no longer syncing podcast files to my sony mp3 player. Also, it will not remove podcasts already on the sony device. Can anyone help?”
How To Fix The Error
First, run the Windows Media Player troubleshooter. To do so, click the Cortona search box from the taskbar, type Control Panel, and open it.
From there, click on Troubleshooting.
Click the View all option from the left side of the menu. Look for the Windows Media Player and follow the displayed instructions to troubleshoot it.
After finishing that process, check if the issue persists.
If it does, try the following method.
Second Method – Rebuilding The WMP Database
First, press the Windows key and the R key at the same time to open the Run box.
Type %userprofile% and then press the Enter key.
Go to Local Settings > Application Data > Microsoft > Media Player.
Delete the files from the new folder, but don’t modify them in any other way.
Restart the player so that the database will be automatically rebuilt.
If the issue still manifests, follow the next method.
Third Method – Reinstalling Windows Media Player
Open the Run box once again, type optionalfeatures, and then press enter.
If a window pops up, click yes. Then click ok and wait for the process to be completed.
After the process is finished, restart your computer, and the issue should not manifest anymore.
Windows Media Player is nice and straightforward, but just like most pieces of software, it suffers from occasional mishaps. However, there are always some ways around that to get it back on track.