moving MM to new computer

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cnbehler
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Re: moving MM to new computer

Post by cnbehler » Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:40 pm

I'm trying to run the Drive ID script on the Wiki for moving from a XP computer to Windows 7.

I ran the VBScript tests which reports that I'm running version 5.8.16978.

I'm still getting the script error:
Error happened during script initialization:
A script engine for the specified language can not be created

What to do next????

Kumo
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Re: moving MM to new computer

Post by Kumo » Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:23 am

What to do next????
Well, I've got the exact same problem, but finally managed to get it working.
I noted first of all that my other scripts were working fine, so all registration fixes suggested in the forums were of no use to me.
When you follow the guide on the wiki to copy the cody, especially the following paragraph:

Code: Select all

After you do all of that, install this script to your new PC. To install this script, first shut down MM. Next, copy the contents in the 'Code:' box at the link provided into notepad. Save the file as 'MM_HDDSerial.vbs' (without the quotes) in your C:\Program Files\MediaMonkey\Scripts folder. Next, within that same folder, find 'Scripts.ini'. Open this file with notepad and copy the following lines and paste them onto the end of the file, then save.
Copy these lines into Scripts.ini:
[HDDSerial] 
FileName=MM_HDDSerial.vbs 
ProcName=Change_HDD_Serial 
Order=99 
DisplayName=Move Device Content 
Description=Corrects broken links after exchanged harddrive 
Language=VBScript 
ScriptType=0
It's the last part that was the culprit. I copied the lines to put in the Scripts.ini file exactly as described and saved the file, but when looking at the file again after several failures, I noticed that at the end, there was a space character before the end of line. Removing all those blank spaces solved my issue.
Now I'm enjoying my collection from a new drive.
Btw, the location of your database doesn't matter.

cnbehler
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Re: moving MM to new computer

Post by cnbehler » Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:13 pm

That was it! The script runs fine after I removed the trailing spaces from each row. Thanks so much!

I'm still hosed however, since this script expects the files to be in the same location on the new drive. The files on the old drive (which I'm trying to retire) are on F:\Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\My Music\. My new system is Windows 7 and C:\Documents and Settings is protected (even once it's unhidden) so I can't copy the music files there. I can copy my files to the Windows 7 default music path (C:\Users\username\My Music), but the script won't find them.

I'm sure I'm not the first person who has run into this problem when migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7!

Any ideas or solutions out there, please?

Lowlander
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Re: moving MM to new computer

Post by Lowlander » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:08 pm

I think you might be able to fix it using SQL, but I'm not familiar with this so I suggest you search the forum to see others who have used this method.
Lowlander (MediaMonkey user since 2003)

cnbehler
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Re: moving MM to new computer

Post by cnbehler » Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:51 pm

My problem of MM not finding the music files that have been moved from one drive to another drive when the path is different is solved. I didn't used the script since it expects the same path name on the new drive. I changed the name of the music folder on the F: drive so that MM wouldn't find any of my songs. When I restarted MM, I pulled up a window with my entire library. I chose the first item which MM coudln't find and told it to ignore this song. MM then proceeded to go through the entire library, trying to find a song it can play. In this way, all songs were greyed out. Select all of them and then use the "Locate Missing Files" option in MM gold to point to the library at the new path on the new drive. All my mp3's were found.

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