Author Topic: "Date Added" column empty even after "Send to-->File rescan"?  (Read 1051 times)

clsven

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I drag a new *.mp3 file from Windows Explorer onto an existing Playlist.

The Playlist column "Date Added" remains empty even if I click on context menu

Sent To--->File Rescan

As far as I understand the context menu is the exact manual equivalent to the automatic auto-scan (at startup) from Preferences.
So a date added should be filled after manual file rescan.

When the *.mp3 file is located inside a monitored folder then "Date added" is filled.

In other words: How can I force MusicBee the fill (column) "Date Added" when the *.mp3 file is OUTSIDE a monitored folder?

Even more:

I understand that MusicBee should/can not permanently monitor and rescan all possible folders of my whole partiton
But when I drag a file onto MusicBee the trigger comes from outside and it refers to only ONE *.mp3 file.
So useless rescanning is not necessary. Instead MusicBee knows what happened and a single file rescan could take place without loss of performance. AND without a manual user File Rescan action

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I drag a new *.mp3 file from Windows Explorer onto an existing Playlist.

The Playlist column "Date Added" remains empty even if I click on context menu

Adding a file to a playlist does not automatically add it to your library. Therefore, there is no date added yet.
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clsven

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Ok, and how can I (manually, after adding to Playlist) add such a file  to Music Library?

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Right click, send to, Music Library. Or drag & drop to Music node.
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Ok.

So whats then the difference between monitoring and scanning?

Can one say:

Is monitoring = scan + add to Music Library?

But whats then the purpose of scanning at all?
Simply checking for presence?

How can I look into the current content and state of Music Library?

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At least for continuous monitoring, yes, it's basically saying "watch this folder, import new files and rescan anything that changes."

If you're only monitoring on startup, then you'd want to rescan any files edited outside of MusicBee in the meantime.


I'm not sure how to answer the question about seeing the current state of your library. Are you looking for information you can't get by going to the library in MusicBee?
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