Windows – Resetting The Windows 8 Music App Database

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The Windows 8 Music App (XboX Music is not available in my country, and this is the alternative) downloads album art by default. I didn't want the app to show vulgar pictures, so I have disabled the function. The problem is that it has already downloaded a few pictures which I find inappropriate. I'd like to remove those.

Luckily, it seems like the pictures were not embedded to the MP3 files. I believe the Music App handles meta-data in a way similar to Windows Media Player, which creates a dedicated database.

How do I reset the database?

Best Answer

  • Windows 8 Music holds its albums in the Windows 8 Music Library. Here's what I had to do to reset my Music Library

    • Open Explorer
    • Click on 'Libraries'
    • Right click on 'Music'
    • Click on each Library location and Remove
    • Click OK

    After you've done this you need to uninstall and reinstall the music app

    • Bring up the start screen
    • Right click on the music app, and click 'Uninstall' from the app bar
    • Go into the store
    • Search for 'Music'
    • Reinstall the Music app