50.000 songs from XP to Win 7 64 bit

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50.000 songs from XP to Win 7 64 bit

Post by Northern Sound » Sun Jan 24, 2010 3:38 pm

Sorry for this question, but important to me. Next week I move to another country, leaving my old pc behind. On my old XP pc I've got MM Gold (latest) and roughly 50.000 songs, all quite well organized. Spend hours & hours doing this, and I don't want to do this work again.

My new laptop is running Win 7, 64 bit. Please tell in detail the right order how to install & transfer all tracks & database-info.

I'm moving to another part of Europe, so I just have next week to do it right.

Thanks a lot, some unknown music-friend :)

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Re: 50.000 songs from XP to Win 7 64 bit

Post by nohitter151 » Sun Jan 24, 2010 3:50 pm

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Re: 50.000 songs from XP to Win 7 64 bit

Post by Northern Sound » Sun Jan 24, 2010 3:58 pm

Thanks :D

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Re: 50.000 songs from XP to Win 7 64 bit

Post by gpzbc » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:18 am

The link NoHitter sent is very helpful, especially the part about installing the update drive-ID script. But it is important to remember one more thing. All of your songs are presumably stored in "C:\Documents and Settings\XXX\My Documents\My Music" on Windows XP. However, in Windows 7 it will be stored at "C:\Users\XXX\Music". This can create problems if you do not let MediaMonkey move the files.

In addition to the instructions in the link that NoHitter provided, here is how I did it:
In my old XP system, I used the MM Auto-Organize Files tool to move all of my media files from "C:\Documents and Settings\gpzbc\My Documents\My Music" to the new directory that I created on my same old XP system called "C:\Users\gpzbc\Music". This prepares MM for the new filepath on the Windows 7 setup. Then I copied all of those files over to "C:\Users\gpzbc\Music" on my new Windows 7 computer via a network connection. I then copied the MM.db from my old XP system and placed in the correct folder on my new Win7 system.

Here are the threads that I used when I did it a while back.
http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=21999
http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewto ... ze#p176325

Good Luck!
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Re: 50.000 songs from XP to Win 7 64 bit

Post by MonicaTo » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:16 am

Friend of mine just moved about 20000 songs it worked out in the end. It required quite some effort but he got through. Good luck with it.

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Re: 50.000 songs from XP to Win 7 64 bit

Post by nohitter151 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:52 pm

gpzbc wrote:The link NoHitter sent is very helpful, especially the part about installing the update drive-ID script. But it is important to remember one more thing. All of your songs are presumably stored in "C:\Documents and Settings\XXX\My Documents\My Music" on Windows XP. However, in Windows 7 it will be stored at "C:\Users\XXX\Music". This can create problems if you do not let MediaMonkey move the files.

In addition to the instructions in the link that NoHitter provided, here is how I did it:
In my old XP system, I used the MM Auto-Organize Files tool to move all of my media files from "C:\Documents and Settings\gpzbc\My Documents\My Music" to the new directory that I created on my same old XP system called "C:\Users\gpzbc\Music". This prepares MM for the new filepath on the Windows 7 setup. Then I copied all of those files over to "C:\Users\gpzbc\Music" on my new Windows 7 computer via a network connection. I then copied the MM.db from my old XP system and placed in the correct folder on my new Win7 system.

Here are the threads that I used when I did it a while back.
http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=21999
http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewto ... ze#p176325

Good Luck!
Good point gpzbc, it is worth emphasizing that the methods available at the link I posted will only work if the filepaths for each respective track are the same on both PCs.
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