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Re: Folder (Move)

by pushpull » Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:37 pm

Thanks Lowlander. Sorry for getting back so long afterwards. Been busy with other things. You know, life. I went back and tried this again. Here is what I figured out that worked for me. First off, I couldn't do the cut and paste in the "My Computer" node of the tree. When I tried that, I would lose my play count. Also, there is no way to create a folder in the monitored location in the node, as denoted by the image of the context menu below.

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It is possible to do this in the "My Computer" node, as in below.

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So, what I ended up doing was to turn on the "Scan Continuously" option in the monitored folders dialog. I never use that option but I decided to do it in this case. I created the folder in the "My Computer" node and then I pasted in a song that I had copied and renamed "placeholder.mpg" because MM won't display a folder without any media in it. After I did that, I was then able to cut and paste folders within the "Location" node and not lose my play count data.

Thanks again Lowlander. I hope this helps others that might need to know as well.

PS. Your handle here always reminds me of this song.

Re: Folder (Move)

by Lowlander » Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:29 pm

Cut & Paste as I mentioned in either the My Computer node or Location node will do the move like in File Explorer.

Folder (Move)

by pushpull » Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:23 am

I use a folder structure that goes as follows, a folder named "A" for the "A" artists, "B" for the "B" artists, etc. As I have added music to my library, I have found that some of the folders get quite a few sub-folders in them. Now, I have broken down the main folders to account for this. See the image below for reference. I want to do this some more to other folders. I have tried the Folder (Move) but it only moves the files and not the folder. I ended up just using Windows explorer but the problem with that is I lose all my playcounts, which I rather not do. I ended up readjusting the playcounts by hand the last time. That is tedious. I guess, I could use some advice on how best to do this. If I have to end up using Windows explorer again, does anyone have any suggestions to ease the playcount issue?

What I have found on the forums are the following links. These seem most relevant. Given the bug/feature report 16053, I don't see this as having a fix located somewhere else in the forum.

http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewto ... ve#p289340

https://www.ventismedia.com/mantis/view.php?id=16053

Thanks.


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