Duplicates OF Everything

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Duplicates OF Everything

Postby Halp! » Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:32 am

Hi,

I've never seen this before, even on Windows 10.

I have ONE Music Library. There are NO duplicates in it. However when I start Media Monkey, EVERY track is duplicated in the main list pane. Looking into Prefs/Libraries shows only one selected, pressing F5 does nothing.

I'm guessing this is a Win10/MM problem? Like I said, I never used to have this problem, but I just installed a new Media Monkey (windows decided to delete my old) and maybe it's a different updated version then my last? Dunno. Anyway, I'd like to get down from 40,000 tracks to 20, without playing around with 'Find Duplicates,'

Thank you
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Re: Duplicates OF Everything

Postby Peke » Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:36 am

Hi,
Please make screenshot, also when you use Music -> Files to edit -> Dead links are MMW list any tracks, additionally you can check each duplicate if they contain correct path filename (Drive letter included) and let us know so that we can give you more details answer.
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Re: Duplicates OF Everything

Postby Lowlander » Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:16 pm

Check Path, if it's the same it's a bug (make sure you're using MediaMonkey 4.1.14), if they're different you may have moved the files or the drive may have a new driveID (can happen for external/networked drives, less common for internal drives).
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Re: Duplicates OF Everything (well, almost)

Postby riverboatsam » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:33 pm

I have a similar problem. Mysteriously, 95% of my music has been duplicated in the listing (NOT in the actual directory on the C drive). What's weird is the 5% or so that are NOT duplicated. Sometimes it's a whole album, other times it's a few songs in the middle of an album. The songs that SHOULD be there have a C:\.... path. Those that are duplicates have a ?\... path. I THINK I know what happened: A disk scan indicated that, in the near future, I would start having errors on my drive. So over Thanksgiving, I cloned the existing drive (not YET having any errors) onto a brand new drive. Therefore, temporarily, those drives were both on at the same time. I have since removed the old drive (I may still use it as an extra, external drive), and am now booting and referencing Media Monkey (4.1.18.1859) on my PC (Win-10/64). There must be over 3,000 duplicated entries. I'm STILL not sure how or why most were duplicated. However, the main questions is: Is there some way to fix this other than deleting the entries 1-by-1? Thanks!
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Re: Duplicates OF Everything

Postby Lowlander » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:48 pm

After changing drive you need to change the driveID in MediaMonkey: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=63823&hilit=update+location+of+files+in+database

So you could remove all the files that are on the C:\ drive and then do the procedure for the files on the ?:\ drive.
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Re: Duplicates OF Everything

Postby riverboatsam » Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:23 am

That doesn't sound exactly right. The C: drive is now the new (cloned) drive, so I would want those files exactly where they are. The OLD C drive (now the "?" drive) is no longer attached to the PC. However, Media Monkey THINKS it exists (but obviously without a drive letter), and has retained the file listing and I suppose indexing; thus the unwanted duplicates (that don't actually exist as far as the PC is concerned) are the ones that need to be deleted out of the Media Monkey list. I am looking for a way to do that (remove all ?:\ files) without doing it 1 by 1. I haven't yet checked your knowledgebase item, but I will soon. However, it seems doubtful that deleting the entries for BOTH drives is desirable.
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Re: Duplicates OF Everything

Postby Lowlander » Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:44 pm

If you delete from the old ?:\ drive you will loose the files entries on Playlists and Play History. However you can do this easily using the Location sub-node (ie. Music > Location) and remove the drive.
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Re: Duplicates OF Everything

Postby riverboatsam » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:17 am

Sorry it's taken me so long to reply; everything gets incredibly busy twixt Thanksgiving and Christmas. Your suggestion worked perfectly! Under music there was the C drive and then another, unlettered drive. I simply highlighted the unlettered drive, hit delete, and it even "warned" me that it wouldn't actually delete the files from the computer, but just the index/list (no fear factor). The files on C remained untouched.
Thank you SO much. I'm back to normal (well as normal as I get, anyway)!
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