Groove Music is a music player app that comes with Windows 10. It allows you to play your local music files as well as stream songs from OneDrive. However, some users have reported that Groove Music does not display the album art of their MP3 files, even though other media players can show them. This can be frustrating and make your music library look dull and incomplete.
Fortunately, there are some possible solutions to this problem. In this article, we will show you how to fix Groove Music album art not showing in Windows 10.
Method 1: Clear Windows Thumbnail Cache
One of the reasons why Groove Music may not show the album art is because of a corrupted or outdated thumbnail cache. The thumbnail cache is a file that stores the previews of your files and folders on your computer. Sometimes, it may get corrupted or not updated properly, causing some thumbnails to not show up.
To clear the Windows thumbnail cache, follow these steps:
Close Groove Music. Go to Groove Music's app settings and click on Terminate[^1^].
Open File Explorer and go to This PC.
Right-click on your system drive (usually C:) and select Properties.
Click on Disk Cleanup.
Select Thumbnails from the list of files to delete and click OK.
Click on Delete Files to confirm.
Restart your computer.
Method 2: Reset Groove Music App
Another possible solution is to reset the Groove Music app. This will delete the app's data and settings and restore it to its default state. This may help fix any issues with the app's functionality or performance.
To reset the Groove Music app, follow these steps:
Go to Settings > Apps > Apps & features.
Find Groove Music from the list of apps and click on it.
Click on Advanced options.
Scroll down and click on Reset.
Click on Reset again to confirm.
Method 3: Disable Automatic Album Art and Metadata Fetching
Groove Music has a feature that automatically fetches the album art and metadata for your music files from the internet. However, this feature may not work properly for some files or may overwrite the existing album art and metadata embedded in your MP3 files. To prevent this from happening, you can disable this feature and manually edit the album art and metadata for your music files.
To disable automatic album art and metadata fetching, follow these steps:
Open Groove Music and click on the gear icon at the bottom left corner.
Under Media Info, turn off Automatically retrieve and update missing album art and metadata[^4^].
Exit Groove Music and go to C:\\Users\\username\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.ZuneMusic_8wekyb3d8bbwe\\LocalState\\ImageStore[^4^].
Delete everything in that folder and start Groove Music again.
We hope that one of these methods helped you fix Groove Music album art not showing in Windows 10. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below. aa16f39245