I have an existing MM, what happens with Portable Install

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I have an existing MM, what happens with Portable Install

Post by GMGJ » Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:16 am

What happens when I do a portable install, if I already have an existing hard disk install?

Where is/are the MM files like the MM.DB and the INI file ? Do I have 2 or what?

Do I have to install my current extensions and scripts in the portable?

What happens to playlists? Who do I get them into the portable?

What happens when I connect the usb to another computer and it’s a different drive letter?
Do I have to always attach as a particular drive letter or what?

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Re: I have an existing MM, what happens with Portable Instal

Post by dtsig » Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:05 pm

They are 2 district installs. If you want add-ons you will need to install the ones you want.
You can copy the db to the portable dir if you want to. That way you will have your playlists
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Re: I have an existing MM, what happens with Portable Instal

Post by GMGJ » Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:55 pm

I am working on what to do. I am documenting what I am doing here: https://garyjohnson53.wordpress.com/201 ... tallation/

So far there is one post :
Portable install loses settings.

http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewto ... le#p436095

Which implies that it is correct
Edit: Fixed. When migrating from a local install to a portable install, do not follow the instructions on “moving to a new computer” that tell you to copy the .ini file. Only copy the .db file and the Metadata Cache folder. Overwriting the .ini file in the portable install will cause that install to look to your hard drive for the database.

Hey MediaMonkey, please update your instructions so others don’t have to figure this out for themselves like I just did.

Based upon:
How to export current settings? Where is settings file?
http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewto ... le#p432698

points to
Retrieve old MM environment?
http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewto ... le#p431752

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Re: I have an existing MM, what happens with Portable Instal

Post by GMGJ » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:23 am

It is going well. Attached the USB to a new computer and It played everything. I did not see my Auto Organize rules changed.
I would like to set up auto organize rules for a portable install. Assume that I will move new files to the USB drive with my library and MM on it, to a folder called "ToBeOrganized".

How do you code the "Main Directory" so its not hard coded {I:\Rock} and set to the "Rock" directory, off the root

This is what I have
I:\Rock\
<album artist>\<album>\<track> – <title>

What do I use for Main Directory?
\Rock\
<album artist>\<album>\<track> – <title>

If I start the exe {X:\MediaMonkey\MediaMonkey.exe}?

If I have s shortcut that starts X:\MediaMonkey\MediaMonkey.exe with a start in folder?

in most cases the path is relative to the exe

If I use a .cmd, .bat or to start up MM
start “Foxpro” “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9\vfp9.exe”

Does MM does something like: set HOME=X:\
or MM does something like: net use p: \\DELLDESKTOP\users\public /persistent:no

Enquiring minds want to know.

Wha do you do for FileMonitor ?

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