Author Topic: Moved to a new Hard Drive, how do I open the old library file and just re-map it  (Read 6031 times)

Chaython

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Moved to a new Hard Drive, how do I open the old library file and just re-map it to the new drive? Went from 3TB to 5TB Now it's d:/music rather than g:/music but it won't open the old library file. I simply need to change the drive letter within the library file to remap it....
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Zak

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1. If you use the drive for other stuff besides music, you might find it more useful to reassign the old letter to your new drive. That's covered in this thread:

http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=14146.0

2. Given that this question is asked what feels like once a week, maybe MusicBee needs to be a bit more proactive in helping people move their library from one drive to another. I'm not sure what form it would take - maybe if MB notices that the previous library is missing, it prompts for the new location and prompts the user if they want to remap file paths to match.  ???
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Chaython

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I usually do that, but I am constantly testing/breaking/reinstalling windows, and it would be less hassle to finally move to D
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2. Given that this question is asked what feels like once a week, maybe MusicBee needs to be a bit more proactive in helping people move their library from one drive to another. I'm not sure what form it would take - maybe if MB notices that the previous library is missing, it prompts for the new location and prompts the user if they want to remap file paths to match.  ???

I think one of the factors contribute to puzzle people is the command (Remap music folders) is hidden under File> Advanced menu. My suggestion is remove "Advanced" sub-menu and relocate each command under it at a proper spot. Also, consider to add another library-related command that's too asked quite frequently -- how to redirect MB to an old library, executing of which would be equivalent to control key-pressed relaunch.