If you have recently bought a Nokia Comes With Music device, most likely you will be using their own music software – Nokia Ovi Player (I’d surprise if you don’t know about it). Nokia Ovi Player is a software used to download their frequently updated songs and can act as a music player (since the songs are DRM protected, they can be played in either Nokia Ovi player or Windows Media Player only), and it is not surprising that some users having problem running it as I myself felt the software isn’t get polished enough. Weird duplicated songs, failed download of songs, auto-login problem, album art problem; just to name a few that I encountered myself. Nevertheless, if you are to solve the auto-login problem in Nokia Ovi Player, here’s how:
The problem with Nokia Ovi Player log in occurs when you found that your Nokia Ovi Player couldn’t sign in your account automatically, and it keeps prompting you ‘Automatic log in was not possible. Please sign in manually’, but clicking on the ‘Sign In’ button at the top right doesn’t resolve anything. The culprit for this most likely is the corruption of database file for Nokia Ovi Player, which is a file named as MdataStore.db3. By deleting this file, you will be able to launch your Nokia Ovi Player normally, and login normally. However, please be aware that after the deletion of this file, the database of the music collection (not the music itself) is deleted as well, thus the Nokia Ovi Player will tend to import all the songs again into the player (it takes quite some time if you have a music collection of few hundred songs), but it isn’t a big issue compared to the log in failure problem.
Since MdataStore.db3 is a hidden file, if you didn’t have the ‘Show Hidden Files and Folders’ ticked, you aren’t able to see (and delete) the file. To activate the mentioned option, depending on your Windows, do the following:
- Open Windows Explorer > Tools > Folder Options > View > Show Hidden Files and Folders.
- Open Windows Explorer > Organize > Folder and Search Options > View > Show Hidden Files, Folders and Drives
Once you have the hidden files revealed, for different Windows, navigate the path mentioned below, and you will find the file MDataStore.db3.
C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Application Data\Nokia\Nokia Data Store\DataBase\MDataStore.db3
C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Nokia\Nokia Data Store\DataBase\MDataStore.db3
If you have successfully located the file, delete it and fire up your Nokia Ovi Player again, most likely it can be login without any problem for now. Enjoy your Nokia Ovi Player again!