Auto Organize Files ...Changes don't stick

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Auto Organize Files ...Changes don't stick

Post by gerstoscar »

After importing few new music files from my C: drive and tagging them or using autotag (move and rename) . I proceed to auto-orginize the files moving them to drive K (where all my music is stored) using my own mask for folder and file sctructure. Everything goes fine just like in MM 4. I can see the filename and the path changing from C to K. Once is done, i proceed to close MM5,not really inmediatly after the process either. Next time i start MM5 the appication keeps looking at drive C and the paths reverted from K to C. I has always happened with MM5 , it keep asking me to locate the files and after i point to the music folder on K MM5 updates the paths and everything is fine. Problem is that sometimes it doesn't ask me and when i play a song it just skip to the next and the file is grayed out. i have to do auto-organize again...this time seems that the changes stick. i have rebuild the data base and text search index and optimized the data base several times. When i rebuild the data base for some reason the paths reverted to C even when there are not files there. Using 5.0.2.2532 and i have tried updating to 5.0.3.xxxx but nothing has improved. Any suggestions??? i have about 8300 songs. Every time y restart MM5 randomly will ask me to update some files that it can't find. Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Auto Organize Files ...Changes don't stick

Post by Peke »

Hi,
If K: was not available at time you started Auto Organize, then Drive letter is reset to system drive to prevent organizing files to black hole of missing drive.
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Re: Auto Organize Files ...Changes don't stick

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K drive is always active.is an internal drive...Tested and works good. Like i said after auto-orginize everything is alright. Paths change, folders are created the song moved from C to K. i can play the song multiple times. After restarting MM5 looses track of where those tracks are...and shows where they came from where there is nothing . Almost every time i start MM5 will show me the dialog telling me that i couldn't find some songs...after I redirect it to K MM5 won't have problems again with those songs. I will keep testing the hard drive...hopefully i will find a solution.
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Re: Auto Organize Files ...Changes don't stick

Post by Erwin Hanzl »

After auto-orginize everything is alright. Paths change, folders are created the song moved from C to K
do the following:
Menu: File> Add/Rescan
If drive C: is entered there, delete it and enter the new drive K:
After changing, press "Save".
Then again "Menu: File> Add/Rescan"
"Scan now" button

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Re: Auto Organize Files ...Changes don't stick

Post by Rob_S »

I'm surprised this has not come up as an issue before.

If I auto-organize files to a new local or network location outside of my currently set path for scanning, it would be good to have a message pop up asking if this location should be included in future scans.

Maybe similarly for send-to moves.

Could be helpful to some users.
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Re: Auto Organize Files ...Changes don't stick

Post by Peke »

Hi,
I am not being able to replicate.

I have 10+ paths in My Add files dialog, some monitored some not and they are all persistent.
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Re: Auto Organize Files ...Changes don't stick

Post by Rob_S »

My suggestion was based on the OP results, and I had not actually tested.

Having now done such test, Using 2627, after auto-organizing some files to a new path (on a separate drive letter E:/) which is NOT included in my add-rescan location, these files remain in my database after restart and after rescan as well. They can be played after a restart. However, the location has not been added to my Add-rescan.

Is there a setting someplace that might limit or not limit files to only those in the "scanned" folders, which could be affecting his results? If not this would be a good setting to have, and if it is turned off, then the option I suggested above would be useful.
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Re: Auto Organize Files ...Changes don't stick

Post by Lowlander »

Do you have Folder Monitoring on startup active and/or Auto-Organize active?

Also, is there a chance you cloned drives at some point? Perhaps both C and K have the same driveID?
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Re: Auto Organize Files ...Changes don't stick

Post by gerstoscar »

No file monitoring that i'm aware. No cloned drive. Do i have to rescan my entire library every time that i start MM5? Database date from MM4 that was converted to MM5. Now after making only one change i haven't experienced the same problem (knock on wood) only unticked update file info from tags when rescaning files. but i don't rescan my database on startup.

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if for some reason the problems come back what would be the safest way to start from scratch after re-installing MM5 loosing as little as possible. Just in case the database is corrupted. Does Rebuild data base does that? or do i have to rescan my music folder and hope i don't loose as much? Again thanks for your time and help.
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Re: Auto Organize Files ...Changes don't stick

Post by Lowlander »

No, scanning is not necessary, it would only be needed if you'd want to add new files to the MediaMonkey Library.

Rebuild database may help with things if there are problems.
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