Author Topic: move my playlist including "Play Count"  (Read 1093 times)

iFriend

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Hello,
I'd like to move my playlist files (mp3) to a different folder/drive. What I did is edit the file "MyPlaylist.mbp" and change all occurences of c:\old to c:\new. But now my "Play count" for all files is lost. I heavily rely on the play count for some purposes, so it is essential to me.

Any help please? I'm also interested in workarounds.

Thank you very much in advance!


frankz

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MBP files are not editable as you have found out.  You're probably best off restoring a backup, as what you did destroyed any association between those playlist entries (that now point to files which don't exist) and and the data for them in your library database.  You might try putting things back the way they were in the MBP file as a last resort, but it'll probably only make it worse.

The many correct ways to move your music files are described in detail here.
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iFriend

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thank you very much frankz, I'll be looking into the link you provided.
About my editing the file: I had a backup and restored it, but honestly the edited playlist was working quite smoothly, just the play count was not there (all zero). Maybe further on I'd have noticed more problems...