Author Topic: artwork and or tags sometimes randomly disappear, what can i do to lock them in?  (Read 367 times)

wrsmusic

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Hi, sometimes artwork or tags just disappear randomly.  Sometimes when I change (modify) tags, later the tag has returned back to the original pre-modification tag.  sometimes there is a flashing red exclamation point in the tags box.   What I can I do to lock in the tags and artwork and prevent this problem?

sveakul

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First of all, do a Tools->Advanced->Rescan All Files.  Now do they look OK?

Are you modifying the tags inside of MusicBee using MB's own tag editor, or using a 3rd-party tagger?  If the latter, you need to rescan to pick up the changes.

wrsmusic

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Hi sveakul (sorry If I mis-spelled, your message disappears when I am preparing the reply)  Thanks for the super fast response.  1. I'll try the procedure you mention 2. Sometimes I do the change within Musicbee, sometimes I use a 3rd party software for that. either way the problem can occur. Are there different solutions for the two options?  3. Sorry, I'm a newbie. What does it mean to "rescan"?  How do I do that? (I assume that is the procedure you mentioned.  If it involves something else, please clarify.) Many Thanks again !!
Last Edit: September 09, 2020, 03:48:43 AM by wrsmusic

sveakul

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2. Sometimes I do the change within Musicbee, sometimes I use a 3rd party software for that. either way the problem can occur. Are there different solutions for the two options?  3. Sorry, I'm a newbie. What does it mean to "rescan"?  How do I do that?  Thanks again !!

If you use MB's own tag editor, it rescans the file automatically picking up the changes.  If you use a 3rd-party tagger, you either must rescan the file manually with MB after you do the changes (right-click, Send to->File Rescan), or have your library within a Monitored Folder (see Prefs->Library options) where they get scanned at startup or continuously monitored, as you select.

To rescan every file in your library manually at once, do what I just suggested in my last post---drop the Tools menu, choose Advanced, then Rescan All Files.  You might also do a "Reset Artwork cache" from the Advanced menu if you aren't always embedding artwork in case something got "stuck" there.

wrsmusic

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Hey sveakul,  Very Thorough !!  Thank you for the explanation, sounds like it should cover it.  That should close this one out. Thanks for the time.