I too am one of those who made the mistake of doing too much at once, it was so easy to do! MB was doing everything I wanted, seemed so straightforward, easy to use, understandable etc unlike so many other media players I test drove that I assumed (I know what assume means and that's why I have spent the last month cleaning my system up as I had 100,000+ files when it happened and didn't write anything nasty as I knew it was my own fault!)
But here is my issue, not sure what to do for now I have unchecked all sorts transfers etc until I get my audio files straightened out. But now that I have duplicate up to 30 copies of one file it's not easy to clean up. The ones with 30 copies no problem, but the cleaners still make you decide which is original file to keep, so with 100,000+ files it is very time consuming and then trying to maintain file structures it driving my OCD nuts. The other issue with MB to do duplicates with Unknown file names, I had music files that are missing tags, can't find them and are in a file called "name that tune" that I try to name and then find a tag so system will quit pulling it up. But Can't run duplicate until they are repaired or so the system lets me know. Will run update and see how it goes with cleaning now.
But I didn't know that it didn't work on external drives. My audio files is over 500 Gig, so is on external drive and my hard drive, was trying to copy over to external only but then ran into this mess, so now have 200 G on my hard drive and 350G on external and from my searching I found files that hadn't moved due to name too long file errors that are still on hard drive or MB seen as duplicate but actually wasn't but the album was unnamed. So I have been using MB to clean up but not sure if I am making progress or not. But what I did was display filename and path along with the other standard files and going through by album and checking each one individually. Time consuming but as my music is on 2 different drives I am finding that my files are everywhere so with going through I can pick and choose which ones I keep, which ones I delete and make sure I get the entire album and not missing one track or update any missing information like title or artist if another copy has gotten it before I delete it. There has to be an easier way to do this but for now I think this is the safest. For now my delete file is going to a back up file and not actually delete unless it's more than 2 copies. Any suggestions to clean this up would be great.
Help with missing tags for old music or collections like Time Music or Top 100 of the 60's would be super helpful rather than listening to the song and trying to remember or looking up the lyrics and do searches for each one then deciding which artist and forget the album issue. This is what happens when you copy other people's files and add to your own blindly when you didn't know better. Or victim of a bad program.
Thanks so much, I'll get this mess cleaned up yet! MB has been the best by far for help! The people on this forum have been great! and to know the creator is still in control and actually listens is amazing and why I recommend this over and over again.