So i've moved to musicbee from mediamonkey (to have better single file flac support), and am starting to get frustrated. decided to ask for help, since my searching is coming up with unresolved forum chains.
I set everything up, and made sure i deleted my old podcasts and just had MB redownload all my subscriptions to try and avoid issues. everything was working fine, music under music, podcasts subscribed and downloading, under podcasts. Now, i havent listened to any podcasts in a while, but today, i went to put one on, and they are gone. zero podcasts under podcasts in MB. They are all still in the folder i had them in (i have music, audiobooks and podcasts organized into different folders). Also, i opened the "subscriptions.dat" file in my podcast directory, and all the podcasts still seem to be in that file.
It appears, my podcasts are now listed under 'Music' in MB (tho i have been unable to locate them there on my actual hard drive. The reorganize field under preferences>library is setup to a sub directory of my music folder. Any attempt to change this back to where my podcasts are, results in "completed with errors" message "2021-12-23 10:16:51 AM - 10.0.19043.0 - 3.4.7805.33439D - System.IO.IOException: The file exists." I dont know what file it thinks its moving, cus there is nothing in that subdirectory, other then ANOTHER subscriptions.dat file.
Its almost like it has just merged my podcasts into my music sections on MB, not on the hard drives, just in the music section of MB and emptied the podcast section. I can only imagine this means MB is NOT maintaining episodes (and if it was, would download to my music folder), and will shuffle to a podcast if i set music to shuffle.
Running MB v3.4.7805. any help with this would be most appreciated. this headache is verging on deal breaker for me.