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your settings file works fine for me.
Maybe its your security software doing something, or you could also try temporarily renaming the MusicBee/Plugins folder to something else and see if its one of the plugins

Cheers for trying, Steven!

I've just reinstalled Windows 10 (for other reasons) while keeping all of my MusicBee stuff and it still does the exact same thing. Renaming the Plugins folder didn't work either.

I think I'll just do a fresh install - do you mind me asking here what I would need to keep to keep my library/playlist settings? Obviously all the metadata is safe and the only other thing I care about losing is my playlists/smart playlists. Everything else I can start from scratch - in fact, I think I want to start everything else fresh to go with my fresh Windows install 🤓

It'll be in the AppData folder

Cheers! So, I'm going to take a guess and assume that this is what I'm looking for? - "MusicBee3Settings.ini"

If correct, here is the contents of the .ini file

Hopefully, this is the info you guys need! If not please let me know what I got wrong  :-[  :-X


can you post a link to your settings file (help/ support/ view settings)

Hey there Steven! Sorry it took me so long to reply, I've been away from home for quite a while and I totally forgot about this!

I can't open MusicBee at all, it just stays frozen on the opening splash screen image, so I can't go help>support>view settings. Unless I'm confused with what you mean? Is it just one of the files in the MusicBee folder?

Here is a screenshot of my MusicBee folder - is it one of these files?

Cheers for the help!

Hi guys! So I've been using Musicbee for many years now and I've never had a single problem... until today!

I was using it fine earlier, just like always and then I quit it to play some video games. When I tried to open it again, it just got stuck on the splash screen and has been doing that ever since. It just freezes permanently until I pull up task manager - then it gives me the not responding message and I have to force close it.

Above is a screenshot of what's happening; has anyone come across this before? I'm running on Windows 10 by the way.

I haven't tried reinstalling yet, but that's the next step, I assume. I want to make sure that I keep all of my custom settings/playlists and whatever else - I've spend dozens if not hundreds of hours organising ::)  all of my music; it's super important to me that everything is kept the same way that it is currently.

I appreciate your time! Cheers

Hey guys! I've just been reading listening to music and reading lyrics, as I do with most of my spare time, and I was wondering if it's possible to grab lyrics from and have them added to the metadata of my music (mostly FLAC if it means anything).

Musicbee finds lyrics for most (maybe 70%?) of my music, but for the ones that don't I will add them to the metadata if I already have them open in my browser; why not?

I'm asking specifically about Genius because I find their formatting and stuff to be the most consistent. I don't really want to do a massive bulk lyrics add, but rather one album at a time, just as I listen to it and read along with it and I can check and make sure it's correct. I would love to be able to do this for my favourite albums as I listen to them! Then in a few years, I may have 10% of my library with the lyrics in the metadata  ;D  ;D

If anyone has any ideas, they would be much appreciated!

Cheers  :-*

Heya guys, I'd love some help here. I'm trying to organise my MASSIVE music library and neaten it up a bit. I think 30-40% of my music, maybe even 50%, is hip-hop, so a lot of featuring artists. Some of the tracks are written like "Kendrick Lamar ft. Dr. Dre" and others like "Kendrick Lamar feat. Dr. Dre". There's probably a few other variants as well.

Anyway, I know it's easy to change it manually, but I have almost 50,000 tracks (collected over the past ~15 years, since I was 9, a good 25% ripped from CDs from my parents collection that they spent even more time on!) to go through so it will be very time consuming to go through it all manually. If there's a way to batch change all "ft."s to "feat."s if it's possible.

Thanks for taking the time to read this, I would love some help!


Hey guys. I know how to move my library normally, but this time I'm doing something a bit different...

So at the moment, I have a 2TB internal drive with nothing but my MusicBee library on it. I've also got it installed to the root of that drive. I also have another 200gb of music that is on a separate drive, not in my library yet. I have about 50% of the music in my Inbox folder as well if that makes any difference, I'm slowly editing the metadata of each album, a few a day.

Anyway... so I got a brand new 4TB drive the other day. It's currently in an external enclosure, but what I would like to do is to move the entire library and the software/software settings to the 4TB drive and then take it out of the enclosure, remove the 2TB drive from inside my case, replace it with the 4TB drive and then put the 2TB drive in the enclosure.

Will I have to do anything special in this scenario? I'm assuming that it's going to involve more than just cut/paste the contents from the 2TB to the 4TB? If it helps, my setup is like this - Musicbee (E:)/Musicbee/ and that's where the software is installed. I also have a seperate folder in here for my music files (mostly FLAC hence the massive storage space taken up by music), so that goes /E/Musicbee/! My Music !/ and here I have the Inbox and Library folders. Musicbee is set up to auto-organise my library, so I put all new music in the Inbox folder and when I edit the metadata via MusicBee, I add it to my library and then it auto organises it to the Library folder.

If someone can guide me it would be much appreciated  :-*

Thank you for reading!

tl;dr I want to move my current install and music files that are on my 2TB internal drive to my 4TB external and then switch the drives so that the 2TB is external and the 4TB is internal.

:(  :(

This feels like the dumbest question ever... I'm absolutely sure that it has to be one of the simplest checkboxes in the preferences, but I've just spent an an hour trying to figure it out with no luck at all. Google hasn't even been able to help!

Usually, I would just not worry about it, but I've just installed Rainmeter and NXT-OS which gives me similar notifications - but these ones look sexier cause they go with NXT!

Anyway, if someone could help, that would be awesome.

Also, I apologise for all the ranting, I'm a tad intoxicated.  ;D  ;D  ;D  8)  8)  8)  :-*  :-*  :-*

Cheers  :-*  :-[  :-*

Plugins / Re: Genres, Moods and Themes Manager (V1.1.0)
« on: September 26, 2017, 06:16:05 AM »
This is super cool man! Up until now, I've been slowly organising my 50k+ songs. Started with them all in my inbox and every day I'll organise a dozen or two albums, I actually find it relaxing! My only regret is that for the first 10-15k songs, I completely ignored the genre tags. For some reason, I decided I didn't want them and now I realise how dumb that was and how cool it is to have all my music with correct genres.

Up until now I've been looking at each individual album and tagging it with 1-3 genres and it's been taking sooooooooo long.  Hopefully, this works out well for me, I love the idea of having multiple genres for each track. Fingers crossed that this does what I want! I have never used the mood or occasion tags, but I can't see why it would matter to me if they are tagged - I'll never see them anyway  8)

Thanks heaps mate, this is awesome.

Edit - Unfortunately, it doesn't tag tracks that have multiple artists in the artist field - it would be much better if it used the 'Album Artist' field instead.

For example, you can see here that it's only tagged tracks by 2 Chainz but the tracks with two artists,
 2 Chainz; Lil Wayne, don't get anything  :'(

I thought this may just be because I have the 'Album Artist' field for that particular album as two artists, 2 Chainz; Lil Wayne but I tried it with an album with only one album artist, but plenty of featured artists on that album and it unfortunately done the same thing - only tracks without featured artists get tagged  :-\

Oh well, I guess it's my fault for tagging my features like this. I, for some reason, have just always hated when the featured artist is in the track field instead of the artist field. I mean, it just makes sense to me that all artists should be in the artist field! My is all messed up because of this too lols

Anyway, great work dude. If someone has a workaround for me, that would be great! If not, that's totally cool and I'll continue to tag manually. For the time being, I'll just get to tagging bands (rarely use a featured artist) instead of hip-hop artists!

Thanks heaps guys! Got it working :)

As the title says, I have the box checked in the settings to automatically check for updates, but when I open Musicbee nothing happens. I'm currently running 3.0.6276.

I just downloaded the latest version and installed it, hoping that it would recognise that it's already installed and update my current install, but no it just installed a fresh version of MusicBee!

So yeah, if someone could help me out that would be great! Also, should I remove any files from the new install or just leave it? When I open the desktop shortcut that it created it opens are brand new fresh install so I just deleted the shortcut. I had a look in CCleaner to see if there were two Musicbee applications so I could get rid of the new, second, install but there is only one so I'm definitely not gonna uninstall that because I want to keep my current setup/settings! It does say that it was installed today though. I'm assuming if I just leave it everything will be fine. Opening my taskbar shortcut opens my current setup just like always so I'm assuming if I just leave all of this it will be fine.

Anyway, I got distracted, but if someone could let me know how to manually update, that would be great!

Thank you!  :)  :)  :D  :D

There's 2 columns... 'Genre' which only displays it similar to how you describe it.
To see all, you need to show the 'Genres' column/tag field.

Ahh! So simple. Thank you  :D

When I set multiple genres for an album, instead of displaying "genre 1; genre 2" like I have tagged it, it displays only one genre with a little + sign next to it like like this.

It's not the worst thing in the world, but I am a perfectionist when it comes to organising my music library and this is annoying the hell out of me!

Thanks  :)

Plugins / Re: MusicBee Remote (Remote Control for Android)
« on: March 29, 2017, 01:03:18 PM »
Love this app, use it every day! I was wondering though, is there a way to remove the mini-player in the notifications bar? Not all the time, it's awesome when I'm not at my PC, but when I'm sitting at the PC with headphones in I don't need the remote. Killing the app doesn't remove it, turning wifi on and off doesn't remove it. I can't seem to find an option in the settings or anything. I would love to just be able to swipe to remove it like all other media players.

This is my only problem though, and it's definitely a small one! Not a big deal at all.

Keep up the good work!

So I discovered MusicBee about 4-5 months ago and have spent a little bit of time each day sorting and tagging all 50,000 or so tracks that I have gathered over the last 15 or so years. I was able to get most of the albums sorted automatically using Musicbrainz (unfortunately, I only found the Discogs tagger plugin a few days ago!). For some stupid reason, I never paid much attention to the genres and I would say a good 85% of my releases have the wrong genres or even no genre tag at all.

I would really hate to have to go over every single one of these thousands of albums to manually add genres. I like to have multiple genres tagged when needed, such as "Indie; Electronic; Neo-Psychedelia" and seems to have the most accurate for what I want. This way I would be able to sort by genre and have some pretty badass playlists. I just wish I realised this earlier, if I cared about these before I wouldn't be worrying about it. Oh well, I've already put so so many hours into sorting my music, what's another 100 or so?

If anyone has any suggestions, I would love to hear them!


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