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How to transfer songs from FrostWire to Windows Media Player

If you want to add a few songs you have downloaded with FrostWire to Windows Media Player, you will have to copy the songs to Windows Media Player manually.

There is no option inside FrostWire to have FrostWire transfer files to Windows Media Player automatically, as there is for iTunes. But, there are several ways to get your songs from FrostWire into Windows Media Player.

Note that it is not possible to simply drag your downloaded songs from the FrostWire Library and drop them into Windows Media Player.

Adding your FrostWire songs to the Windows Media Player Library from within Windows Media Player

In order to add songs to the Windows Media Player, from within Media Player, you need to know where those songs are located. To find the location of a FrostWire song, open FrostWire and click the click the Library tab.

Select Audio on the left for an overview of your downloaded songs. In the last column on the right you will see the path where your songs are stored.

If you can't see the entire path, you may need to maximize the FrostWire window and/or drag the column handles to widen the column. If you still can't see the entire path, right-click the file and select Open in Folder from the context menu.

The folder containing the song will open in Windows Explorer so you will know where the song is stored.

Now open Windows Media Player. Click the Library tab.

Click Add to Library.

In the dialog box that opens, click Advanced Options.

In the list that is opened, verify that your FrostWire folder is in the list. If not, Media Player will not add the FrostWire files to the library.

To add the FrostWire folder click Add. You will be able to browse the folders on your computer and add the FrostWire folder.

Click OK to confirm. Windows Media Player will immediately start scanning your folders for music and add it to the library.

When the process is finished, your FrostWire music will be available in the Windows Media Player Library.

Adding one FrostWire song to a Windows Media Player Playlist or Library

If you do not want Windows Media Player to automatically add all your downloaded songs to the Library, you can also selectively add songs.

In FrostWire, click the Library tab.

Select Audio on the left for an overview of your downloaded songs.

Right-click the song you want to add to Windows Media Player, and select Open in Folder from the context menu.

The folder containing the song will open in Windows Explorer.

Resize the window so it is not full screen.

Now open Windows Media Player and resize the window so it is not full screen. You need to have both Windows Explorer and Windows Media Player open and visible as show below.

Now drag the song from Windows Explorer to the Windows Media Player Playlist on the right. The file will be added to the playlist and you will be able to play it instantly.

You can also drag the song from Windows Explorer to the Library. Make sure that the Library tab in Windows Media Player is selected and drag the file to the library as shown above.

Dragging FrostWire songs from the FrostWire Playlist to the Windows Media Player Playlist or Library

Note that it is not possible to simply drag your downloaded songs from the FrostWire Library and drop them into Windows Media Player.

However, it is possible to drag songs from a FrostWire Playlist to your Windows Media Player Playlist of Library.

In FrostWire double-click songs in your library to add them to a FrostWire Playlist. Then with FrostWire and Media Player both open (not full screen), drag the songs from FrostWire to Windows Media Player.

While hovering over the library or Playlist section in Windows Media Player you should see a plus sign next to your cursor. If not, go back to the FrostWire Playlist and try to drag the file again. This can be a little tricky, so give yourself some time to get the hang of it.