Author Topic: Re-installing windows - what should I back up?  (Read 722 times)

NAWTBOY

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 7
I'm looking to do a fresh install of windows but want to make sure when I install Music Bee I am able to copy over my existing customizations so it looks and performs the way I have it now.

What files should I be backing up?

phred

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8160
If you're using the Portable version, just copy the entire directory in which it lives.

If you're using the Installer, Edit > Saved Settings > Save Settings Snapshot
AND
View > import/Export > Export Arrangement.

If you're using the Store version, you could try doing the same as for the Installer, but I don't use it and don't know if those options exist.
Download the latest MusicBee v3.5 patch from here.
Unzip into your MusicBee directory and overwrite existing files.

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

chrismeraz

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 17
It's easy for me.

I have all my music files in a directory called "MUSIC." Big surprise, I know. MusicBee automatically puts a folder in that directory called "MUSICBEE SETTINGS BACKUP." Just don't delete that, and you will be good to go!

Mr. Trev

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 422
I'll +1 the concept of using a portable install, just for this very reason. All you ever need to do is backup the entire folder and it's there when needed.

You can also check this link: https://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=36875.0
It has an entire rundown of MB's file structure, you can decide what you want to keep from there