As your music library grows it can be increasingly difficult to locate the media that makes up your collection. The browsing options in Windows Media Player (WMP) are fine if you have a small library, but what if you have hundreds (or even thousands) of songs and need to quickly find something specific?
The search tool in WMP is an often underused facility that can be utilized for instantly finding songs, albums, and artists in real-time (as you type). This useful feature also doubles as a powerful tool for exploring and organizing your library. For example, you can quickly see a list of related songs simply by typing in a genre, or even pull up a list of all songs for a particular year. These results can then be used to make custom playlists and more.
To find out more on how to use the WMP search tool, we've written a tutorial for Windows Media Player 12 that shows you how.
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