Knowledgebase: Install and Config
How to Upgrade to MediaMonkey 4
Updated by Russell Samuels on May 20, 2014

MediaMonkey 4.x is the current version of MediaMonkey.

Before you upgrade, be aware that:

  • Lifetime License holders automatically get MediaMonkey 4.0 Gold functions (there's no need for a new license).
  • MediaMonkey 2.x/3.x License holders will lose access to Gold functionality on the new product. If you currently own a MediaMonkey 2.x/3.x license:
    • Users who've purchased MediaMonkey 3.x between August 1, 2010 and July 31, 2011 will receive a coupon for a free upgrade to MediaMonkey 4.x Gold. If you didn't receive the coupon, just submit a support request for your upgrade, and include your original purchase order number.
    • Other 3.x Gold License holders will receive a time limited coupon code entitling them to a 25% discount on the purchase of a 3.x or Lifetime license upgrade. MediaMonkey 4.x is only compatible with Win XP SP3, Vista, and Windows 7

To upgrade:

  1. Prior to upgrading, it is advisable to maintain your library (go to File > Maintain library, then check "Optimize database"). MediaMonkey 4.x will automatically import your library and most settings from the previous version, though
    some addons/scripts may not be compatible.
  2. If you're using an earlier version, you can just install the new version to your machine to upgrade.


If you want to install MediaMonkey 4 in Portable mode, and migrate your settings from a previous installation:

  1. Move following from the Local AppData\MediaMonkey folder to the MediaMonkey \Portable folder:
    - Previews folder
    - VirtualCD folder
    - MM.DB
    - mediamonkey.m3u
    - mediamonkey.ini, but value IsPortable=1 needs to be added to newly created section
    called [Portable]
  2. Move the following from the All Users \MediaMonkey folder to the MediaMonkey \Portable folder:
    - Extensions folder
    - Extensions.ini
  3. Move CDPlayer.ini to the MediaMonkey \Portable folder:
    - for Win XP it is located in the system folder, for higher Win version it is located in the
    Local AppData folder
  4. Move all music files to the portable drive and re-scan and use the Locate Moved/missing tracks function
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