ZvezdanD wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:38 am
Unsunghero wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:40 am
So do you refer to every single icon on your computer as software? So 'This PC' is software? 'Recycle Bin' is software?
Yes, every icon in your system requires some software behind it to run when you double-click on it, even "This PC" or "Recycle Bin" or whatever. Even executable files that don't have an icon are software. Even my script that you saved on disk is an executable file and hence it is a software. Even Windows and BIOS on your computer are software. Your hardware would be useless junk if you don't have software of some kind on it. I am working with computers even longer than you and I know what I am talking about, but if you don't believe me, here is what wikipedia
has to say about it:
"Computer software, or simply software, is a generic term that refers to a collection of data or computer instructions that tell the computer how to work"
Unsunghero wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:40 am
I am absolutely positive that is the database file that was copied to the new computer and to the correct location (C:\Users\Name\AppData\Roaming\MediaMonkey\MM.DB It was copied from this location on one computer and copied into this same location on the new computer. I have run your script and it also gives this location as where the MM.db is.
Well, your previous claims are contradictory to that. You told me that you see the new drive with ID D460-**** in the Old drive combo box of my add-on, but I see only your old drive ID E65C-****. Again, if you don't believe me:
- download some SQLite software as SQLiteSpy;
- open the database file that you uploaded to Dropbox into that software;
- select the Medias table and look at the SerialNumber column, (more specifically, pay attention to the rows that have DriveType = 3) -> you fill find the record that have SerialNumber = -4301... which is a decimal for your E65C****; you will not see any record that has SerialNumber = -731... which is a decimal for D460****.
If you want to find out what is its hex value, start Calculator software, choose View / Programmer, select Dword, select Dec and paste the number from the Medias table, then you select Hex and you will get the ID number as it is displayed in Command Prompt.
How about you post the screenshot of the Update Location dialog box with the list of the Old drive combo box rolled down, so I can see what you really have?
Do you have only one instance of MediaMonkey on the new computer? Maybe you have some portable installation on it as well and you installed my add-on to the wrong instance?
What do mean by "It was copied from this location on one computer"? Have you uploaded the file to Dropbox from your old computer or from your new computer? I guess it was from your old computer and who knows what you did with that database file after copying it to the new computer to get such situation as you have it now. I asked you to tell me "how you got the current MM.db database file and did you do anything to it after you moved files to the new drive", but you are not giving me any useful information about that and you expect from me to know what is going on with your configuration.
Did you have Folder Monitoring enabled after copying database file to the new computer, before you started my add-on? That is a big NO.
Did you use Locate Moved/Missing Files after copying...? That is another big NO.
Did you use some another script for changing serial number in the database after copying..., e.g. the second one mentioned on the Web page
that is recommended to you in another thread? That is also a big NO.
You should avoid Folder Monitoring, Locate Moved/Missing Files or any other kind of changing database file after copying it to the new computer and before using my add-on.
Yes I am fully aware that a computer is hardware and will not run without software. But as I said, in 30 years you are the first person I have ever known to refer to 'This PC' or 'My computer' as software. Anyone with any knowledge no matter how small, knows that you can drag and drop a file from one place on your computer to a new place on your computer. When you say to somebody it is not possible to drag and drop without software, this is extremely pedantic. You know for a fact that files can be dragged and dropped and there is no reason to ask what software is used when I already told you I dragged and dropped.
I did not once say you do not know what you are talking about, clearly you do know more about computers that I do. The first time I have actually doubted you is now, when you have referred me to wikipedia. Wikipedia is not a reliable source, anybody can edit it and it should not be used for checking facts, it is a good place to start for general knowledge but it is unreliable and you should not refer people to it to prove points.
There was no contradiction to what I have said, I think you need to look up the definition of Contradiction, you seeing something different on your computer to what I see on my computer is not a contradiction. It is simply we see different things.
If I had told you that I only had the option for ID D460, then in another message told you I only had the option for ID E65C, this would be a contradiction. I have never contradicted myself, my information has stayed the same. And where as you are claiming I don't believe you, I do, however you are making it obvious that you do not believe me.
Yes, I see the new drive ID D460-**** in the Old drive combo box of your add-on. How does what you see on your screen mean that I am contradicting myself? Surely if you are running the script on your computer, you will not see my new drive? The only information you are getting is what is in the db file. You have no access to my computer, so how would your script possibly see my new drive like I do?,
Again, I am not saying I don't believe you.
I have no idea what a hex value is or why I would want to find out it's hex value.
I will attach a screenshot of the Update Location dialog box with the list of the Old drive combo box rolled down, so you can see what I "really have". I don't really need it because as I said I believe you, but how about you attach a screenshot of the Update Location dialog box with the Old drive combo box rolled down, so I can see what you really have?
https://www.dropbox.com/s/46e17orb69i2j ... t.bmp?dl=0
Yes I have only one instance of MediaMonkey installed on the new computer. No, I do not have a portable installation and no, I did not install your add-on in the wrong place. Surely if I had added the add-on in the wrong place, it would not show within MM?
No I have not uploaded anything to Dropbox. I have my laptop and PC both connected to a router (no internet connection).
I mapped a drive on the PC to access the drive on the Laptop. I highlighted the files, I dragged the files from the laptop and I let go of the mouse button when over the PC folder and dropped them here. What happens when you do this is, it copies the files from one location to a new location. So all my files are now on the new computer.
It is fairly simple and I feel I already cover this. But I will break it down step by step to make it even easier:
1) On my laptop I navigated, using the 'This PC' software, to this location: This PC\C:\Users\Name\AppData\Roaming\MediaMonkey\
2) I navigated, using the 'This PC' software, to this location: This PC\Removable Disk (E:)
3) I right mouse clicked (holding it down) and I dragged the MM.db file from This PC\C:\Users\Name\AppData\Roaming\MediaMonkey\ to This PC\Removable Disk (E:)
4) I left clicked on the arrow on the taskbar and left clicked on 'Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media'.
5) I removed the Removable Disk and placed it into the PC.
6) On my PCI navigated, using the 'This PC' software, to this location: This PC\C:\Users\Name\AppData\Roaming\MediaMonkey\
7) I navigated, using the 'This PC' software, to this location: This PC\Removable Disk (E:)
I right mouse clicked (holding it down) and I dragged the MM.db file from to This PC\Removable Disk (E:) to This PC\C:\Users\Name\AppData\Roaming\MediaMonkey\
9) I received a pop up box prompt saying "Replace or Skip Files: Copying 1 item from removable Disk (E:) to MediaMonkey, the destination already has a file named "MM.DB". I left clicked on 'Replace the file in the destination'.
10) You asked me to transfer you the MM.db file that I had used, so I used my 'Google Chrome' software and navigated to www.dropbox.com
11) I navigated, using the 'This PC' software, to this location: This PC\Removable Disk (E:)
12) I uploaded the exact same file, that was copied in step 8 and 9 to dropbox.
"Who knows what you did with that database file after copying it to the new computer to get such situation as you have it now" Absolutely Nothing! I would not even know how to edit this file, the same file that was copied into the folder on the new computer was updloaded to dropbox. Perhaps you did something with the database file when you got it?
I told you exactly how I got the current db file, you just do not understand.
Folder Monitoring is NOT ENABLED and never was. This was not a part of the tutorial on how to migrate to a new computer, so why would I do something that I am not told to do?
The Locate Moved/Missing Files was not used after copying. I copied the db file to the new computer, I ran your script and I got results that you do not believe. No doubt you will not believe the results even with the screenshot.
I did however use the Locate Moved/Missing Files after your script would not work. This was on the advice of a user on these forums called Lowlander.
I DID NOT use any other script. I DID NOT change any serial numbers.
Once again I DO NOT have folder monitoring.