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Questions / How to export a copy of MusicBee library cleanly
« on: October 16, 2021, 12:02:45 AM »
Apologies if this is a silly question with an easy answer, but I've been racking my brain trying to figure out how to fix my files, and this is the best I can come up with.
Basically, my MusicBee source files are a mess. They're all over the place, and there's duplicates here, doubles of my playlists there. Whenever I sync my phone (which is my mp3 player) to MusicBee I inevitably end up with a bunch of extra files on my phone, and really messy playlists.
So basically I was wondering if I can export my MusicBee library to a new location, with the idea being that MusicBee would create a clean copy of all the files it's using, to a new location (I have a LOT of local storage space to play with here). Then, I delete all of the messy crap MusicBee is currently using to get my music, and recreate my library from the new, clean export MusicBee made.
This is probably a really roundabout way of doing this, but I'm at my wit's end with trying to figure out where everything MuiscBee is reading from is located.
Is there an easier way to do this, too? Some other way to get a clean refresh of the files MusicBee is using, getting rid of duplicates ect while still maintaining my playlists? My biggest concern is losing my playlists, they're all several hundred songs long and rebuilding them takes ages.

So I recently migrated my OS to a new SSD, and stashed all my old files on the previous drive. I was expecting this to cause MusicBee to lose track of all my songs, so I reset the library to the new Music folder. MusicBee has successfully found and imported all my songs, but my playlists are a mess. Basically, I was able to get MuiscBee to recognize the playlist files in the new location, so it has the tracklists for the playlists, but doesn't know where the actual song files for those tracks are. Right now I've been manually pressing play on each song, then showing MB where the actual file is when it says it doesn't know. I was wondering if there's a quicker way to do it? Some way to get MB to look through the new music folder and match things up?

Questions / MB is no longer updating playlists on Android
« on: December 03, 2019, 08:04:09 AM »
Pretty much just the title, MusicBee syncs my phone just fine but when the sync is done my phone's playlists are all empty. The playlists themselves are there, but they've all got 0 tracks. I'm using the Samsung Music player app, which has frankly been a bit janky when used with MusicBee. Is there a recommended Android app that seems to sync well with MB? Thanks!

I never change anything about where files are stored on my phone, I don't even move files around on my phone. But every time recently I've plugged my phone in to add more music from MB, the program tells me the folder where I know my stuff is doesn't exist anymore and that I'll need to change it in the settings. I know for a fact there's nothing different about my music storage, why is MB forgetting the place it put all my files last time I plugged this phone into it?

I haven't changed the locations of ANY music files, playlists, nothing on my phone has changed. I've been away from home for a while now, and wanted to update my phone's sync with MusicBee so I could go back to syncing things to it the way I have in the past.
However when I try, MusicBee tells me "The storage folder 'Samsung-SM-G930V\Card\' no longer exists" although I am 100% certain I didn't move anything on my phone this entire time. I want to go back to syncing things the exact same way I have been in the past without wiping everything and starting over. Is this possible?

Questions / "Playlists" tab is now a blank space
« on: September 18, 2018, 06:32:54 PM »
I don't know exactly when this started happening, but recently my Playlists tab has been replaced with a blank screen. I've deleted and remade the tab but it stays the same. I can right click on the left part of the screen where my playlists would be listed, and it gives me options such as "play shuffled" as if playlists were being shown there, but nothing happens when I click them, and the screen itself remains black. All other tabs are working normally, it's just my playlists tab that's suddenly stopped functioning. Updating to the new version of MB has not fixed this.

Before upgrading to a new PC, I backed up all of my mp3s as well as exporting my old playlists from MusicBee. On my new computer, I was able to successfully restore my library from those backed up mp3s, and I thought, was able to bring my old playlists back from the exported playlists I had saved. However, all the songs within these playlists are dead links. The songs themselves exist within my library and play fine, but when I try to play them through the playlists, MusicBee doesn't know where they are.
I have no idea why this is happening, but it seems to be that MusicBee thinks these re-imported playlists are composed of different files than the re-imported mp3s. Is there any way to restore these playlists without having to start from scratch?

Portable Devices / MusicBee can't add playlists to my Android phone
« on: March 24, 2018, 03:20:57 AM »
I've been syncing my Samsung Galaxy through MusicBee, and it was previously able to add my playlists. However, after making some changes to them, it is now unable to add any playlists to my phone. I tried deleting the playlists in my mp3 player app so it could just resync them, but nothing is showing up. The MusicBee app is saying the sync was successful and shows all the selected as playlists as having been copied, but they aren't showing up anywhere on my phone.

Please tell me how I can fix this, I seriously do not want to have to remake my playlists by hand on my phone.

Questions / Trouble using the "manage duplicates" tool
« on: March 07, 2018, 09:18:14 PM »
So I've noticed that there are some duplicate songs in my library that I'd like to get rid of, but when using the "manage duplicates" tool, I don't see any option to filter duplicates that have the same artist and track title. I'm seeing every other option under the sun, but not track title. Am I missing something? When using the current filters it seems to select just about every song in my library as a duplicate, because it's scanning for songs that have a 'duplicate' artist, aka all of my songs. How can I narrow it down to artist AND track title?

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