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Questions / Re: Library bak file cannot be saved
« on: July 15, 2022, 11:05:31 AM »
I re-installed MB again to make screenshots of what happened as I thought something hadn't gone right.

I did a complete uninstall with RevoUninstaller (so also leftover files). After installation of MB I chose the files in E: as my music library but it said the files were already there. That is probably because I didn't reboot before re-installation, I guess. Then I put in the saved settings and all looked well. I checked the library path and it is C:\Users\User\Music. No other pop-ups this time and no problems upon closing.

I must say I still don't have a clear picture of how this all works with the library, but I think it works again as it should.

Thank you so much for your help and patience. It was really confusing to me.  :-[

Questions / Re: Library bak file cannot be saved
« on: July 07, 2022, 06:42:34 PM »
So this is what I did.

I uninstalled MB and downloaded the latest version. All my music files are in one partition of my internal HD called E:. After starting MB up I set the files to be searched in the main two music files there. After they were loaded MB opened and I put in the last saved settings from the new laptop. Then I got a pop-up where I saw the E: file but it said not located and I clicked on localisation and chose the C:/Users/User/Music file where the MusicBeeLibrary.mbl is. All seems to be well now. Can you confirm this is correct and the right way to go about assigning the library?

Do I understand correctly that the .mbl file points MB to where the actual music files are located?

Questions / Re: Library bak file cannot be saved
« on: June 22, 2022, 11:07:10 AM »
Thank you, sveakul, for your suggestion. I'm aware of the portable version and its advantages. But as I'm completely overwhelmed by the overload of technicalities in my life, re-doing the settings from scratch is a nightmare. That is why for years I didn't go to the next version of MB. And when I found out about the saved settings I was overjoyed.

I have a new idea. I have an old laptop and am in the process of installing a new laptop (am now on the desktop). I can use one of their saved settings when re-installing MB on the desktop. I looked at their Localisation paths in MB at Open library. One was C:/Users/User/Music/MusicBee and the other was my music partition on the internal HD. Which one is the right one, so I can use those saved settings. As these two are not the same, apparently I must be doing something wrong when assigning the library.

Questions / Re: Library bak file cannot be saved
« on: June 13, 2022, 08:55:07 AM »
Thank you, Steven, for your reply. I understand completely that it should not be there. The thing is I don't recall choosing that location. As all the files seem heavily corrupted, something must have happened to these folders/settings. I have to re-install Windows on the desktop as it contains a few bugs, maybe this has affected MB.

So can I re-install using the saved settings?

Questions / Re: Library bak file cannot be saved
« on: June 11, 2022, 04:23:45 PM »
Hi Vincent,

Thank you for responding.

I was able to reproduce what I did, bringing the backup .mbl file to the MusicBee file in Roaming. I compared my MB files to the ones in my laptop. Now I see that there are two MB files, one installation file in Roaming and one with the user data in C:\Users\User\Muziek. In the latter on my desktop there is only one file: Artist Pictures and one Thumb and one picture. Not the .mbl and .bak files and all the other ones that I see in the laptop files.

The same goes for the MB files in Roaming, very different from my laptop MB files. It seems that these files got corrupted somehow.

The path MB points to for the library is the one in Roaming, see screenshot.

Does this all mean that I better re-install? I have the settings saved but I suppose those settings also include the setting for the library path. How do I go about best?

Questions / Library bak file cannot be saved
« on: June 09, 2022, 07:02:23 PM »

I installed MusicBee version 3.4.7805 a year ago upon installing a new desktop. It worked fine until today. It didn't open and I was asked to add or localize the music library. I noticed that the .mbl file was missing in the MusicBee file in Program Files (x86), so I added it from my backup files. Then it opened without any problems but upon closing I got an error message saying that the bak file couldn't be saved, access denied. See screenshot. It's in Dutch but I suppose you'll know what it is about. I whitelisted MusicBee to my antivirus program as the message suggested but that didn't help. I find this strange as I didn't have any issues before and I didn't change anything. I have full administrator rights. Can you explain what went wrong and what I should do?


Questions / Re: Help with upgrade
« on: August 07, 2018, 10:38:48 AM »
Okay, I will read through the changes and then do the upgrade and patch. Have to find some time. :S
I'll let you know if it worked out okay.

Thank you very much!

Questions / Re: Help with upgrade
« on: August 06, 2018, 08:18:29 PM »
Thank you, phred, for responding. Much appreciated!

I'm not sure what the patch means. Does that mean that none of my settings will change, so there's no problem anymore? Could you please clarify?

Questions / Help with upgrade
« on: August 06, 2018, 01:24:58 PM »
Hello everybody,

I still have MusicBee 2.4 because when 2.5 came out, I got the message from Steven that some data would have to be re-entered and I was scared that it would change a lot and I wouldn't know how to fix things. Am in overload with so much other stuff already. But I know it's wise to upgrade, so now I'm asking for help as I don't remember what I had to do. Could anyone assist me in that process, please?


Questions / Re: MB doesn't play cd
« on: April 23, 2014, 01:41:01 PM »
Yep, it works!  :D Thanks!

Questions / Re: MB doesn't play cd
« on: April 23, 2014, 01:32:36 PM »
Hi Steven, thanks for responding so quickly. Yes! That could well be it, 'cause on installing the basic lay-out of my pc I changed the CD-rom drive from E to A. as I like the drive to be on top for easy reach. :-) I'll try it out. I'll let you know if that solves it. And if you could look into that later, I'd appreciate that very much!

Questions / MB doesn't play cd
« on: April 23, 2014, 10:41:49 AM »
Hi, I installed MB again on my new pc and have a problem with playing cds from the DVD player. When I choose play on Drive (A:) an error is displayed, saying (translated back to English): "cannot play this file, it has a format that is not supported or it is damaged". There's nothing wrong with the cd and I can play it with VLC Media Player and Windows Media Player. What's wrong?

MusicBee Wishlist / Rearrange order by dragging in normal folders
« on: April 29, 2013, 04:41:50 PM »
Please add the rearrange-order-by-dragging mode to the normal folders. Which includes automatic changing of track numbers. Now - as far as I'm aware - this is only possible in the playlist section.
I refer to my post "Creating Playlists" in the General section.
Thanks guys, you're awesome!   :)

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