Update Location of Files in Database 1.3 (2012-06-12) [MM2+]

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Re: Update Location of Files in Database 1.3 (2012-06-12) [MM2+]

by pauliec » Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:25 pm

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Re: Update Location of Files in Database 1.3 (2012-06-12) [MM2+]

by Lowlander » Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:21 pm

Yes, if you don't have a copy of the old database there is no way to recover.

Re: Update Location of Files in Database 1.3 (2012-06-12) [MM2+]

by pauliec » Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:08 pm

No, I only have the one mm.db on the system

I suppose I am out of luck?

//paul

Re: Update Location of Files in Database 1.3 (2012-06-12) [MM2+]

by Lowlander » Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:52 pm

Search your PC for mm.db (include hidden files) and see if you do have an old copy of the database on your PC.

Lots of Hard Work Lost

by pauliec » Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:23 pm

I recently moved my library from one external drive and lost all of my playlists and play counts

I followed the instructions for doing so and used the "Update Location of Files in Databaase" script, but I still lost all of my tracking data.

Any ideas to help ?

Re: Update Location of Files in Database 1.3 (2012-06-12) [MM2+]

by Lowlander » Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:22 pm

That means that you removed the files from the Library somewhere in the process.

It's best to use MediaMonkey to move the files, that way no fixing is required. Otherwise, make sure you don't scan the files on the new drive (even Folder Monitoring) and run this Addon on the files on the old drive to update them. This will point them to the right drive and you won't loose a thing.

A backup of the database is always a good idea. MediaMonkey 5 has an automated backup feature available.

Detailed instructions: https://www.mediamonkey.com/wiki/index. ... w_computer

Lots of Hard Work Lost

by pauliec » Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:05 pm

While trying to transfer files from one drive to another I lost all of my playlists and play counts.

Lot of history and hard work lost.

I had tried to use the "Update Location of Files in Database" script when I did this transfer.

I should have done the database backup as suggested

Re: Update Location of Files in Database 1.3 (2012-06-12) [MM2+]

by Unsunghero » Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:53 am

I am having problems getting this script to work as it is not giving me the option of the correct old path.

I am moving my MM instalation from an old computer to a new one. The location of my music library has not changed as it is on a NAS box, I'm only changing where MM is installed.

When I run the script the 'Update Location of Files in Database' dialogue box shows this information:

I get two old drive paths for some reason:

HD: Storage, ID=********, not accessible - This shows the old Location has 23491 media files, 0 existing + 23491 missing files
HD:, ID=********, not accessible - This shows the old Location has 25 media files, 0 existing + 25 missing files

My options for the old Path are:
?:\
?:\Users\
?:\Users\username\
?:\Users\username\Music\
?:\Users\username\Music\Artist
?:\Users\username\Music\Artist\Album\

When I select this old drive and old path as ?:\Users\username\Music\ and the New Path as M:\, I tells me new location 17345 existing + 6146 missing files

These old paths are not correct, as the old paths did not have \users\username\Music, it was simply G:\Music\Artist\Album which is the folder on my NAS, mapped to G:\

Is there a reason why the wrong old path would be displayed?

Thanks

Re: New Drive nothing works

by jkrafty » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:45 pm

I downloaded and ran the script and it still isn't working. I didn't see any place in there to change the disk ID. How do you do that? The instructions didn't say either.

Re: New Drive nothing works

by Lowlander » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:10 pm

New Drive nothing works

by jkrafty » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:59 pm

I updated my hard drive and now I can't get MediaMonkey to play anything. It all looks just fine but when I click to play something it says its playing but I get nothing. Help!! I understand that somehow MM tracks the HD serial number or something like that but I can't figure out how to update it so I can get things working again. Very frustrating.

Re: Update Location of Files in Database 1.3 (2012-06-12) [MM2+]

by ZvezdanD » Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:11 pm

What is new:
v1.4.4 - 2019-03-04
* Fixed: update when the Old path contains the @, _ or % characters.

Re: Update Location of Files in Database 1.3 (2012-06-12) [MM2+]

by PDoyle » Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:39 pm

thank you for your script; it worked for me when nothing else was. Moved MMW to a new windows 10 pc, and even though Gold was updating the new locations, they were lost again. Your script fixed that. :D

Re: Update Location of Files in Database 1.3 (2012-06-12) [MM2+]

by rbock » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:07 pm

Hey

Just to let you know, it worked great for me. I keep all my music on an external drive that I back up. My main drive crashed. I plugged in the backup, ran your plugin following the instructions and bam. Was up in and running in less than five minutes. Thanks for all your work on it. I really appreciate it.

Re: Update Location of Files in Database 1.3 (2012-06-12) [MM2+]

by ZvezdanD » Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:54 am

Unsunghero wrote: Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:39 pmPLEASE GO BACK AND READ ALL MY POSTS. I DID NOT ONCE SAY YOUR add-on does not work. In fact, I have said that clearly your add-on does work.
No, you should go back and read all your posts. Yes, you said clearly that my add-on works, but only in the last post. Go read your first post in this thread. You are blaming me and my add-on, and my user manual and my English knowledge for all your problems from the very first post in this thread. I was thinking if I should answer to such rude and aggressive post, but yet I tried to be helpful.

I spent several hours of my life trying to figure out what is going on with your configuration and you constantly refused to give the answer to my questions, leading the conversation to the unnecessary directions. If I asked you several times to describe how you copied the database file and what you did to it after copying, there was certainly a reason for that. As I explained, there are numerous programs that could copy files, either by drag&drop or in some other way. I cannot know what software you have installed and used for such thing. That is why I am asking about it and that is why you should answer to my questions. It is not because I am pedantic, but because I am not a wizard, nor I have some kind of crystal ball to look at it and to know what is it in your system.

It was evident to me that you uploaded the wrong file from the same moment when I downloaded it and installed on my computer. I told you several times that you uploaded the file that your program is not using, I told you that you should send me a file that you have it on the new drive, I even wrote the script that is telling you where is the file that you should upload, I explained how you could check that you uploaded the wrong file using the SQLite software, but yet you doubted that I am telling the truth and requested that I post the screenshot proving that.

I am not the one who corrupted your file. It is not my add-on who corrupted your file. Maybe you don't know who did that, but I know about it even less than you. So, the further conversation was pointless.

By the way, you should not yell at me. That was extremely rude.

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