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    I've created an Auto Playlist that shows all the files with "+" in their Genre. Now I want to delete all those files from the hard drive. Pressing "Del" on the file in the playlist simply removes it temporarily from the playlist (until it is refreshed). I want to delete the actual file from the hard disk. Any way to do that?

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    Can't you simply open Windows Explorer by typing Windows Key + E then go to C:/User/User Name/My Music, select all the files you wish to delete, and delete them?
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    In media player press alt to bring up a popup menu, click tools>options>library tab

    Is the option "Delete files from computer when deleted from library" checked?

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    If you want to do this from within Media Player, go to Options | Library and make sure "Delete files from computer when deleted from Library" is checked.

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    The Options checkbox is checked, as suggested, but it still does not delete the file.

    On the other hand, when I go to the Music > Artists section of the WMP, and press Delete, a confirmation dialog appears warning me that I am about to delete the file. This dialog does not appear when I attempt to delete the file from the Auto playlist. The behaviour from the two different locations is different. Am I doing something wrong, or is that the expected behaviour?
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    I suppose this behaviour makes sense as a file could exist in more than one playlist.

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    You must remove it from the Library to delete the file. Playlists are just a way to organize music for some reason. Any file can be in mulitple playlists. Removing it from a playlist should not delete the file.

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    Ian and Joe - you are both correct, of course. It's just like deleting a shortcut from the desktop. I should have realized that myself!
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