Learn how to add a folder to your Video library in Media Player on Windows 11

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This article explains how to add folders to your Video library in the Windows Media Player app on Windows 11. The Windows Media Player app is a built-in application that allows you to play various media files such as videos, music, and images. It is a useful tool for managing and playing your media collection in Windows.…

This article explains how to add folders to your Video library in the Windows Media Player app on Windows 11.

The Windows Media Player app is a built-in application that allows you to play various media files such as videos, music, and images. It is a useful tool for managing and playing your media collection in Windows. It supports various file formats and offers basic playback controls such as play, pause, stop, rewind, and fast forward.

The default video folder in Windows 11 is stored in the Videos folder of your home directory. Files in there are automatically discovered in the Windows Media Player app. If your video files are stored elsewhere, you may have to add that location to the app.

Adding a folder to your video library in the Windows Media Player app allows you to easily access and play your favorite video files without manually searching for them each time. By adding a folder to the library, you can ensure that all the video files in that folder are automatically indexed and added to the app’s video library, making it easier for you to organize and manage your video collection.

Additionally, if you have multiple video folders on your computer, you can add them to the library and access your entire video collection in one place.

Add a folder to your Video library in the Windows Media Player app

As mentioned above, you can add the folder containing your video files to the Windows Media Player app so you don’t have to search for your video files each time.

Here’s how to do that.

First, open the Windows Media Player app.

Then, click the ‘Open file(s)‘ button on the Home window and select the “Open folder” option on the dropdown list.

Alternatively, press the CTRL + SHIFT + O keyboard shortcuts.

Open folder in the Windows Media Player app

When the File Explorer browser window opens, click the folder containing the video files you want to play.

Add folder to video library from Play queue

Users can also add a folder to Media Player from the ‘Play queue.’ Select the ‘Play queue‘ button on the left sidebar.

Then, click the Add file(s) and select “Add folder to play queue” from the dropdown option.

Add folder to video library from Play queue

Select the folder from the File Explorer browser window to add to Media Player.

Add folder to video library from Play queue

Add a folder to the Video library

When the Media Player app opens, click the Video library button on the left sidebar to open it.

Select Music library on the left pane

Then, click the “Add folder” button.

Add folder to Video library in Media Player Windows 11

Next, browse and select the folder containing your video files. Then, click the ‘Add this folder to Videos‘ to add it.

Add this folder to Videos in Media Player Windows 11

Add a folder to the Video library from the settings

Yet another way to add a folder to your video library is from the Settings page. To do that, click the Settings button on the left sidebar.

Then, select the Video library locations tile. Click the Add folder button to add a folder containing your video files.

Add folder in Media Player Windows 11

Browse and select the folder you want to add and click the ‘Add this folder to Videos‘ button.

The Windows Media Player app should search and index your video to the playlist. You can now start playing your favorite songs.

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to add the folder containing your video files to the Windows Media Player app in Windows 11. Please use the comments form below if you find errors or have something to add.

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