Published by Steve Litchfield at 16:15 UTC, August 23rd 2010
Q. Music player on my old Nokia smartphone seems to have developed a few glitches. The main problem seems to be that some 'albums', synced across from Windows Media Player have duplicated track entries. If I try to play these ghost tracks I just get an exclamation mark and Music player skips ahead to the next one. How can I clean things up?
A. Has this memory card also been in other phones? Or have you experimented in the past with loading music files on manually and had a syncing system set up in parallel? Either way, it's evident that Music player's library index is corrupted. What you do next depends on how many albums/tracks are affected.
If you're only talking about a handful, then mark the tracks and use 'Options>Delete' to zap the bogus entries manually. Job done.
However, if the ghost entries are widespread then it's best to consider rebuilding the Music player library from scratch: