Recover playlists

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cmatte
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Recover playlists

Post by cmatte » Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:27 am

Hi.
I was using MM4 on my Win7 X64 pc.
I decided to do a complete format of the system to solve various un-related problems and make it "brand new" again!
I now reinstalled everything I need, mm4 included (1459). I did backup various things of my system just in case I missed something useful, comprehending AppData Roaming/Local/Local Low folders. I made mm4 regenerate all its db from the beginning without restoring the old one. I thought playlists were saved somewhere as normal files (.m3u or everything else), but I can't find them anywhere. I see mm4 found some of them and put them into "imported playlists" but they are completely EMPTY :o
It's so strange, unit letters are exactly the same as before, so paths should also be exactly the same on the playlists.
I now have the old db there, are playlists saved there? Are they recoverable?
Is there another way to recover a lost/empty playlist?
Please help, I made so many efforts choosing my favorite songs :cry:

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Re: Recover playlists

Post by nynaevelan » Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:55 am

No, the playlists are saved within the database, if you still have the old db file then you can recover them using the Restore Playlists script by Zvezdand (http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewto ... =2&t=42085). If not, I am afraid you have lost them unless you used one of the export or backup scripts to export them out of the db.

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Re: Recover playlists

Post by cmatte » Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:05 am

---edit1---
Well, will write to get support on the script's thread.
Basically, it says:
backup: 4444
current db: 4413 (I deleted something? mmh, not sure of, perhapssongs was re-organized by mm)
matched tracks: 662.
What a shame :cry:
---edit2---
Well, it didn't work. It finds roughly 600 files out of 4400, and files are the same, exactly.
I tried just restoring the db file and I see more tracks are found, others are not, but I think I'll be able to re-match them, they are just a few.
Other things seem messed this way but...it seems the only way...

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Re: Recover playlists

Post by totallybreeee » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:49 am

It would be nice to have a confirm script for deleting playlists. Is that something that can be added to the next release?
One wrong touch of the delete button and I lost 4 hours of choosing files. Not cool.

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