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Running MM on external
Posted: Sat May 26, 2007 7:59 am
I have all my music on an external hdd. My question is can I run MM on it and contain it's database that is usually kept in "my documents/my music/mediamonkey" folder. I could not find an option in MM to choose the location of the database.
Posted: Sat May 26, 2007 8:01 am
I know that there is a script to do this but I'm not sure where you would find it...
Posted: Sat May 26, 2007 8:10 am
Move the MediaMonkey.ini file from your My Documents to the application directory of MediaMonkey. Then add an entry "DBName=..." which points to wherever you've put your MediaMonkey.mdb. Then you can run everything from an external drive (like I do!).
Posted: Sat May 26, 2007 8:11 am
Yes, it's described in the FAQ and read me plus in several threads...
(No script is necessary)
Posted: Sat May 26, 2007 8:12 am
Oh, i see
Posted: Sat May 26, 2007 12:00 pm
what's the benefit of doing this?
(not asking to provoke, just trying to understand more about the software)
Posted: Sat May 26, 2007 12:38 pm
Since I run off an external drive, I would like to use the same MM databasee for my laptop, desktop, friends desktop, work, etc. That way your play count is accurate and you don't have to update seperate databases.
Posted: Sat May 26, 2007 12:39 pm
trixmoto wrote:Move the MediaMonkey.ini file from your My Documents to the application directory of MediaMonkey. Then add an entry "DBName=..." which points to wherever you've put your MediaMonkey.mdb. Then you can run everything from an external drive (like I do!).
Where exactly in the ini file do I add this?
So I would add an entry with quotes or without quotes like:
I also found two mediamonkey.mdb files.
C:\Program Files\MediaMonkey\MediaMonkey.mdb 688KB
C:\Documents and Settings\Michael\My Documents\My Music\MediaMonkey\MediaMonkey.mdb 101MB
I am thinking it is the larger one but I want to make sure.
Nevermind, found all the info in the FAQ.
MediaMonkey allows you to change the database's location by editing the MediaMonkey .ini file. This file saves configuration information on a per-user basis at: C:/Documents and Settings/USERX/My Documents/My Music/MediaMonkey/MediaMonkey.ini
To change the location:
Close MediaMonkey (so that it doesn't overwrite any of the changes)
Back up the .ini file
Move the database from a user's My Documents/My Music/MediaMonkey/MediaMonkey.mdb
location to a new location
Add the following line to the [System] section of the .ini file: DBName=full pathfilename.mdb (for example DBName=C:My DocumentsDatabasesmusic.mdb)