Problems with renamed Drive

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Duncan Watson
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Problems with renamed Drive

Post by Duncan Watson » Sat Oct 20, 2007 12:51 pm

Our music is on an external hard drive that Vista renamed from K: to L: We are not sure how or why this happened but it seems to be permanent.

Now Media Monkey ( V. 2.5.5.something Gold) can not find it's files on K: at startup, gives us a series of "can not find or create this or that director or file" error messages and closes.

We tried reinstalling the program but the installation process ends in similar error messages. Also tried the steps for a clean reinstall with the same results. Is there some file pointing to the old drive name that we need to edit or delete?

paulmt
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Post by paulmt » Sat Oct 20, 2007 1:37 pm

This script by onkel_enno is what you need.


Hope this helps

colin_e
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Re: Problems with renamed Drive

Post by colin_e » Sun Oct 21, 2007 9:50 am

Duncan Watson wrote:Our music is on an external hard drive that Vista renamed from K: to L: We are not sure how or why this happened but it seems to be permanent.

Now Media Monkey ( V. 2.5.5.something Gold) can not find it's files on K: at startup, gives us a series of "can not find or create this or that director or file" error messages and closes.

We tried reinstalling the program but the installation process ends in similar error messages. Also tried the steps for a clean reinstall with the same results. Is there some file pointing to the old drive name that we need to edit or delete?
Alternatively go to: Control Panel-> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management

Select the L drive, and then Right Click -> Change Drive Letter and Paths, and set it back to P. If you can't it means you have added drives (like a media card reader) and you'll have to do some juggling to get your drive letters in the order you want.
Regards: Colin

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Post by Lowlander » Sun Oct 21, 2007 10:52 am

Actually thanks to MediaMonkey using the driveID should be an advantage in this situation. You should be able to play music without problem.

The issue is all the other parts of the program. All features that use the drive letter (like Auto-Organize Files) won't work as the drive doesn't exist.

Other problems can occur when you have your library, virtualCD and previews stored on this drive.

The solution would require that you change the drive letter for all those features.

Where do you have your My Music folder stored? Did you modify the path of the database?
Lowlander (MediaMonkey user since 2003)

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