Author Topic: SOLUTION - Copy Failed - Error HRESULT E_FAIL  (Read 2394 times)

MauriceX

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Hey all,

I just encountered a problem, did some searching online and found a lot of folks on this site encountering the same issue with no resolutions posted.  I then found a solution, so wanted to come back and post in case anyone else runs into the issue. 

The issue came from trying to sync songs to an Android device from MusicBee.  Certain songs would refuse to sync, no matter what I tried.  The error message was:

Copy Failed - Error HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component.

I think the error stems from file paths and non-unique names.  For me, I sort my music on my computer in my phone like this:

\Music\<Genre>\<Album Artist>\<Album>\<Song>

For some reason, MusicBee had created two different Genres with the same name (in my case Indie Pop).  So on my computer, I had two different directories named \Music\Indie Pop - and each one had three different artists in it.  All of the artists that were failing to sync were in one of the two Indie Pop folders. 

I forced MusicBee to re-genre tag every Indie Pop song, had MusicBee re-organize the music on my computer.  Then it had all six artists in the same folder, and the sync completed successfully. 

My guess is that MusicBee was trying to sync it as two different Indie Pop folders, but was having trouble writing a new directory to my phone that already existed.  So if you are having this problem, make sure you aren't trying to write two different things to your phone with the same name but different content. 

I hope this helps! 

phred

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Searching the forum is always the first step. This has been asked many times.
https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=site%3Agetmusicbee.com%2Fforum+HRESULT+E_FAILx
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hiccup

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Searching the forum is always the first step. This has been asked many times.
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The OP is not asking a question. He is describing a case that triggers an error at syncing, and presents a solution for it that may be helpful to other users.

MauriceX

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Searching the forum is always the first step. This has been asked many times.
https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=site%3Agetmusicbee.com%2Fforum+HRESULT+E_FAILx

Indeed - I did search the forum, and saw a bunch of questions, but no solutions.  This post was trying to provide a solution to the multiple unsolved posts.  I figured the next time someone Googles it, having a post with SOLUTION in the title will help this error not be posted as much in the future. 

Berwhale

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Thanks, you helped me fix my HRESULT E_FAIL issue.  I had an album artist split across two folders with what looked like identical names, but there must have been a slight difference with character codes (maybe on an accented character).