How to Erase Track Number Information From Windows Media Player


Got audio files with extraneous track numbers? By default, Windows Media Player maintains a list of the track numbers of all songs, gleaned from the tracks' metadata information. If Windows Media Player is indexing tracks incorrectly due to the wrong track number information, or if you have files that you wish to remove the track numbers from so as to use them in a new tracklist or compilation, Windows Media Player allows you to remove the track numbers from tracks.

Things You'll Need

  • Windows PC running Windows Media Player
  • Audio files
  • Locate the file that you want to remove track number information from by clicking on it in the Windows Media Player's Library tab. If you want to remove track number information from more than one file, hold the "Shift" key to select a concurrent list of files, or hold the "Control" key and click one-by-one on the files.

  • Click the "Edit" option. A series of parameters for your media are presented for editing. If "Track Number" is not available for editing at first, you may need to click the Library's "Layout Options" button and select "Choose Columns." Ensure a check mark is placed next to "Track Number."

  • Delete any information in the "Track Number" box and press "Enter" to confirm the change. The track's metadata will now contain no "Track Number" information.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you are deleting track information for multiple items, open all items for editing. Enter "0" into the "Track Number" box, hit "Enter" to set this value for all tracks, then reopen the "Edit" window for all tracks. Clear the box and hit "Enter" again to display blank track information for all selected tracks.

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