Windows Media Connect Not Finding Music

A problem with Windows Media Connect has been plaguing me recently, and I just found a solution.

The problem is that the XBox 360 wouldn’t play music from the PC. It could see the PC, but when I’d try to get a list of genres or songs or artists, it would look for a while but then after a long wait, always give me an empty list.

The fix was to go into the “\Documents and Settings\Network Service.NT Authority\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft” directory on the computer and delete the “Windows Media Connect 2” subdirectory. I stopped the service, deleted this directory, started it back up, and and my music was back.