[SOLVED] Moving Music Library To New PC

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svechap
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[SOLVED] Moving Music Library To New PC

Post by svechap »

Hello. I copied library and database from old PC to new, but ways to files changed from C:/Users to []\Users and it can't be played. If i change manually [] to C: it starts works, but i have 10000 songs and it's hard to edit they all. Also i don't want to lose statistics of my songs. Is there any fast way to change all songs ways [] to C: and why it happened?
P.S. Sorry for my english, i'm from Russia
IanRTaylorUK
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Re: Moving Music Library To New PC

Post by IanRTaylorUK »

If you go to File then Add / Rescan Folders you should be presented with a graphical view of the computer where you can select the Disk / Folder etc. My understanding is that most tags are stored in the files themselves the exceptions are shown here:

https://www.mediamonkey.com/wiki/About_Track_Properties

Don't forget to choose either Scan Continuously or (and?) Scan at Startup.

Click OK and watch the status bar say "Adding xxx of yyy".

When complete you normally get a confirmation of Scan Results.

You could then just use MMW4 but I would personally take a few extra moments to "Maintain Library" and at least Optimise the database. If you are really keen, take another backup of the database file MM.DB

There is also a Zvezdan AddOn to handle the process:

http://solair.eunet.rs/~zvezdand/Update ... fFiles.htm

Discussed here:

https://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewt ... =2&t=63823

This may do some more to keep more of the information / statistics.

Hope this helps.
Ian Taylor
MM4W 4.1.31.1919 (Normal ) on Windows 10 Pro (v21H2 Build 19044.1566)
Add-Ons: Discogs Tagger, Export / Import Playlists for Child Nodes; Lyricator, Magic Nodes; Randomise Playlist, RegExp Find and Replace; Tagging Inconsistencies, Update Location
Music library of ~35,000 files
MMA 1.4.5.0960 on Android 8 Sony Xperia XZ ~17,500 Tracks 1100 Playlists WiFi Sync MMW4
MMA 1.4.5.0960 on Android 9 Samsung Tab S5e ~17,500 Tracks in 1100 Playlists WiFi Sync MMW4
MMW5.4.2653 under test (Windows 10 and Windows 11)
Lowlander
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Re: Moving Music Library To New PC

Post by Lowlander »

When you copied the database and media file to a new PC the new C drive has a different driveID. You can simply use the Addon to fix the driveID. Details here: https://www.mediamonkey.com/wiki/index. ... w_computer
svechap
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Re: Moving Music Library To New PC

Post by svechap »

Lowlander wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:20 am When you copied the database and media file to a new PC the new C drive has a different driveID. You can simply use the Addon to fix the driveID. Details here: https://www.mediamonkey.com/wiki/index. ... w_computer
Thank you very much, it works)
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