Author Topic: MusicBee File Paths: Installed vs Portable  (Read 397 times)

karbock

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 54
For those who wish to switch from the installed to the portable version,
this is a table comparing the subfolders used.

ContentFilesFolder in Installed versionMB subfolder in Portable version
Application settings [*1]MusicBee3Settings.ini%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\MusicBee\.\AppData
Saved application settings [*2]*.ini%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\MusicBee\Saved Settings\Application.\AppData\Saved Settings\Application
LibraryMusicBeeLibrary*.*%USERPROFILE%\Music\MusicBee.\Library
Library filters [*3]*.xautopf%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\MusicBee\Filters.\AppData\Filters
Custom tags [*4]CustomTagConfig.xml%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\MusicBee.\AppData
Genre grouping [*5]GenreMapping.xml%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\MusicBee.\AppData
Tag hierarchy templates [*6]*.txt%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\MusicBee\TagHierarchyTemplates.\AppData\TagHierarchyTemplates
Artist artwork, original*.jpg%USERPROFILE%\Music\MusicBee\Artist Pictures\Thumb.\Library\Artist Pictures\Thumb
Artist artwork, thumbs*.png%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\MusicBee\InternalCache\ArtistThumbs.\AppData\InternalCache\ArtistThumbs
Genre icons
Genre grouping icons
*.png%USERPROFILE%\Music\MusicBee\Artwork\Grouping Icons.\Library\Artwork\Grouping Icons
Highlighting icons [*7]*.ico%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\MusicBee\Icons.\Icons
Toolbar icons*.png%ProgramFiles(x86)%\MusicBee\Icons.\Icons
Playlists*.mbp
*.xautopf
%USERPROFILE%\Music\MusicBee\Playlists.\Library\Playlists
Current playlistNowPlaying.mbp%USERPROFILE%\Music\MusicBee.\Library\
Current auto DJ playlistAutoDj.xautopf%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\MusicBee\Recent Queries.\AppData\Recent Queries
Skins*.xml
*.xmlc
  • %ProgramFiles(x86)%\MusicBee\Skins
  • %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\MusicBee\Skins
.\Skins
Theater modes*.xml
  • %ProgramFiles(x86)%\MusicBee\Plugins\TheaterMode.List
  • %ProgramFiles(x86)%\MusicBee\Plugins\TheaterMode.Embeded
  • %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\MusicBee\Plugins\TheaterMode.List
  • %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\MusicBee\Plugins\TheaterMode.Embeded
  • .\Plugins\TheaterMode.List
  • .\Plugins\TheaterMode.Embeded
Custom views [*8]*.mbv%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\MusicBee\Saved Settings\Views.\AppData\Saved Settings\Views
Custom panel arrangements (layouts) [*9]*.layout
*.tab-layout
%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\MusicBee\Saved Settings\Layouts.\AppData\Saved Settings\Layouts
Plugins(various)
  • %ProgramFiles(x86)%\MusicBee\Plugins
  • %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\MusicBee\Plugins
.\Plugins
Equaliser presets*.sde
  • %ProgramFiles(x86)%\MusicBee\Equaliser
  • %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\MusicBee\Equaliser
.\Equaliser

Notes:
[*1] See Preferences = (MB menu) -> Edit -> Edit preferences
[*2] See (MB menu) -> Edit -> Saved settings
[*3] See Preferences -> Library -> Music library -> define filters
[*4] See Preferences -> Tags (1) -> custom tags
[*5] See Preferences -> Tags (2) -> tag handling -> group genres
[*6] See (Tag Hierarchy Explorer menu) -> Edit Tag Hierarchy
[*7] See Preferences -> Tags (2) -> tag handling -> highlighting
[*8] See (Main panel menu) -> Custom views
[*9] See (MB menu) -> View -> Import/Export
Last Edit: July 20, 2022, 06:39:39 PM by karbock

frankz

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3258
Excellent. 
A smile is happiness you'll find right under your nose.


psychoadept

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 10656
Awesome work
MusicBee Wiki
Use & improve MusicBee's documentation!

Latest beta patch (3.5)
(Unzip and overwrite existing program files)

Mr. Trev

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 388
Fantastic bit of info
Considering the amout of questions regarding backup and new installs, I totally think this should be pinned somewhere…

phred

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7877
I totally think this should be pinned somewhere…
I plan on doing that but I've asked the OP to make a few changes for legibility.
Download the latest MusicBee v3.4 patch from here.
Download the latest MusicBee v3.5 beta patch from here.
Unzip into your MusicBee directory and overwrite existing files.

----------
Check out the MusicBee Wiki.
How to post screenshots is here

hiccup

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6080
I'm not sure these are in the purview of your table, but in case that they are you may want to add them:

Custom tags - CustomTagConfig.xml - \AppData
Equalizer presets - .sde - \Equaliser
Library filters - .xautopf - \AppData\Filters
Genre grouping - GenreMapping.xml - \AppData
Program settings - MusicBee3Settings.ini - \AppData

Saved application settings - .ini - \AppData\Saved Settings\Application
Saved layouts - .tab-layout - \AppData\Saved Settings\Layouts
Saved views - .mbv - \AppData\Saved Settings\Views
Toolbar icons - .png - \Icons

Those are their locations in a portable install. I don't know where they are in the installed version.

karbock

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 54
I'm not sure these are in the purview of your table, but in case that they are you may want to add them:
...

Thanks! I've just updated the table.

hiccup

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6080
Great.
Two nitpicking nitpicks:
- Skins are named Themes in your table. That's not wrong, but Skins is the term that is used pretty much everywhere, both in MB and on the forum.
- The table has .xmlc as a possible extension for Theater modes. I am pretty sure TMs are always .xml

karbock

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 54
Great.
Two nitpicking nitpicks:
...

I agree with you.
As for .XMLC as possible extension for TMs: I don't find any occurrence either.