database can't find files anymore

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fleu
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database can't find files anymore

Post by fleu » Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:54 am

I have follow problem:

I changed my D:\mp3 (partition is called MP3) disk to a new disk with the same D:\mp3 path but a new partition name (MP3 & games).
I didn't changed my c:\partition or disk

Now he can't find my old files that are in the database file anymore. He found al new files. So i have 2 files in my database one 'unfindable' and the new one for example:

[MP3]\mp3\supersong.mp3
d:\mp3\supersong.mp3

the first file is the lost file
and the second the new founded file.

My main problem is that al my playlists have the [mp3]\mp3\ labeled files so i can't use them anymore.

Anyone knows this problem and what the solution is?

Thanks

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Re: database can't find files anymore

Post by Lowlander » Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:13 am

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Re: database can't find files anymore

Post by fleu » Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:39 am

No new computer, no new database, the disk is a clone image of the old disk. the pathway of the files is exactly the same. can you explain it to me because i can't find it there :s

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Re: database can't find files anymore

Post by Lowlander » Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:01 pm

This guide applies to changing computers, changing hard drives within the same computer and reinstalling Windows.
This guide applies, you need to update the driveID with the Addon.
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Re: database can't find files anymore

Post by Peke » Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:57 pm

fleu wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:39 am
No new computer, no new database, the disk is a clone image of the old disk. the pathway of the files is exactly the same. can you explain it to me because i can't find it there :s
Cloning Files from one drive to another is not as same as Partition Cloning. MMW do not look at path for matching files but on Partition/Volume Serial Number as Partition/Volume Serial Number is not changed no matter where you connect your HDD and MMW immediately recognize it as available.

Read more on tools and info about it https://www.raymond.cc/blog/changing-or ... volume-id/

EDIT: Also many users do not know but NTFS Partition/Volume Serial Number contains 16 characters and not just 8 as shown in above document.

You can Start my app as administrator http://www.happymonkeying.com/forum/Serial.exe and you will see.
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