This topic describes how to remove files and devices from your Windows Media Player Library. For more information about the Player Library, see Getting started with Windows Media Player.
In the Player Library, right-click the item that you want to delete, and then click Delete.
To select multiple adjacent items, press and hold the Shift key while selecting. To select non-adjacent items, press and hold the Ctrl key while selecting.
If prompted, click one of the following options:
Delete from library only
This option deletes the link to the file from your Player Library but it doesn't delete the file from your computer.
Delete from library and my computer
This option deletes both the link to the file from your Player Library and the file from your computer.
If you previously selected the Don't show this message again check box at this prompt, and you want to change how the Player deletes files in the future, do the following:
In the Player Library, click Organize, and then click Options.
Click the Library tab, select or clear the Delete files from computer when deleted from library check box.
If you no longer want to sync a device with the Player, you can remove it from the Player Library. This removes all information about the device in the Player, including the list of files that sync to it.
Disconnect the device from your computer.
In the Player Library, right-click the device you want to remove in the navigation pane, point to Options, and then click End sync partnership.
If the device is connected when you perform this step, the device will switch to manual sync, and some information about the device will remain in the Player. For more information about manually syncing, see Sync manually in Windows Media Player.
If you want to sync the device with the Player in the future, you will need to set up the device again. For more information, see Set up a device to sync in Windows Media Player.