Xbox music library not updating

Last month, I mentioned that I was having difficulty with the Xbox Music App installed on one of my systems.

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This is going to sound a little strange, but after facing a brief issue when adding music to my Lumia 830's micro SD card, I not only solved it by going and making a beverage, but I thought I should at least annotate what happens when adding media to Windows Phone. Here's my walkthrough and explanation: In my old-school case, it was a matter of going into Storage Sense and tapping on the 'SD card' line...

Of course, there are several ways of adding music files to a micro SD card in a Windows Phone, not least using Windows Explorer or the Mac Windows Phone utility to sync in from a desktop music library using wires, i.e. Me, I'm old school, and like to pop the card out, stick it in a laptop card reader and copy music onto it directly. Swiping to the bottom reveals the 'remove SD card' option.

A couple of days ago, there was an update of the Xbox Music App from Microsoft, so I wondered if that might have fixed the problem. I currently have three instances of the Xbox Music App: one (version is running on Windows 8, and two (version – the latest update) are running on Windows 8.1 Previews.

Two out of the three are working as expected, but one of the versions is not: it absolutely refuses to see the contents of my Music Library.

So kudos to Microsoft—well, the Xbox Music team at least—for that.

It’s always nice to see something I use daily be supported like this. It’s available in the Windows Phone Store for Windows Phone 8.1.

Anyway- is there some command to tell the MUSIC app to RESCAN it's music storage locations?

First of all: Using WMP for music collections is a bad Idea. But what's more it also messes up the media folders.

I've read that using a network share to store tracks for MUSIC requires that the folder with the tracks be mapped as a drive and that it be included in the Windows Search indexing schema.

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