Moving files to another drive

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Rigonda
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Moving files to another drive

Post by Rigonda » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:28 pm

I need to move all my music (400 GB of FLAC files) from D: to G:

The safest way to do this in Windows 7 seems to be to select C:\Users\MyUserName, right click on Music, click Properties - Location tab- Move . . . and select G: as the destination. This moves the files and Windows knows where the new library is (symbolic links are updated).

I assume Media Monkey will lose track of these files, yet the only real change is the drive letter. What is the quickest and simplest way to let Media Monkey know of the change (anything manual is a problem with this many files).

Thanks for any clarifications!

yarguy
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Re: Moving files to another drive

Post by yarguy » Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:29 am

Let MM move the files using Auto-Organize under Tools. They will be moved as you want then and MM will not lose track of them.
Rigonda wrote:I need to move all my music (400 GB of FLAC files) from D: to G:

The safest way to do this in Windows 7 seems to be to select C:\Users\MyUserName, right click on Music, click Properties - Location tab- Move . . . and select G: as the destination. This moves the files and Windows knows where the new library is (symbolic links are updated).

I assume Media Monkey will lose track of these files, yet the only real change is the drive letter. What is the quickest and simplest way to let Media Monkey know of the change (anything manual is a problem with this many files).

Thanks for any clarifications!

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Re: Moving files to another drive

Post by Peke » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:13 am

Hi,
If you do not want to undergo waiting for Auto Organize you can try these steps.
1. Close MMW (Make sure that MMW do not monitor New HDD)
2. COPY (Not move) Your files in One Go to new HDD
3. Rename your original folder so that MMW can't find old Path (eg. c:\Music\ -> C:\1Music)
4. Start MMW
5. Select all Tracks from Renamed folder (Music\Location\HDD (c:)\Music\ALL
6. Use File -> Locate Moved Missing Tracks -> And point to New HDD path
7. Press OK
8. MMW should Find all the tracks and Show Them in Moved list
9. Clicking on OK Will update your Library and all tracks should be under New location.

NOTE: Please just in case Anything goes wrong before you start this Backup c:\Users\[YOURUSERNAME]\AppData\Roaming\MediaMonkey\MM.DB to a safe place so that you can undo any library changes.
Best regards,
Pavle
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Rigonda
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Re: Moving files to another drive

Post by Rigonda » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:49 pm

Thanks, Peke for the advice below--this worked nicely.
Peke wrote:Hi,
If you do not want to undergo waiting for Auto Organize you can try these steps.
1. Close MMW (Make sure that MMW do not monitor New HDD)
2. COPY (Not move) Your files in One Go to new HDD
3. Rename your original folder so that MMW can't find old Path (eg. c:\Music\ -> C:\1Music)
4. Start MMW
5. Select all Tracks from Renamed folder (Music\Location\HDD (c:)\Music\ALL
6. Use File -> Locate Moved Missing Tracks -> And point to New HDD path
7. Press OK
8. MMW should Find all the tracks and Show Them in Moved list
9. Clicking on OK Will update your Library and all tracks should be under New location.

NOTE: Please just in case Anything goes wrong before you start this Backup c:\Users\[YOURUSERNAME]\AppData\Roaming\MediaMonkey\MM.DB to a safe place so that you can undo any library changes.

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Re: Moving files to another drive

Post by Peke » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:30 pm

Was my pleasure, thank you for confirmation.
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