Old 2nd January 2007, 00:01   #1
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Updating the Library to recognize moved files

A few months back I gave star ratings every song I have.
My mp3s are split between my J: and K: drives and are neatly organized in folders.

Both my J: and K: drives died.

Luckily I had everything backed up to dvds in the same folder structures.
I figured I should be able to copy everything to my H: drive and somehow winamp would realize that those are the same files and update the library accordingly and I wouldn't lose my playcount, ratings, and playlists.

I don't see how to make that update happen.
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Old 2nd January 2007, 10:06   #2
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That is so weird. J and K are my music drives too. I hope mine doesn't die....

If you can find which file stores the ratings you could possibly do a find and replace search and change every instance of j:\ and k:\ to h:\

this would ONLY work if the file is in plain text.

If it is and what file it is, somebody else would have to help you out there.
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Old 2nd January 2007, 10:43   #3
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Editing the database file itself is a pain, though you could try the ML Import/Export plugin to update the paths (see third link).

Playlists are stored in the Winamp\Plugins\ml folder as m3u files. You can open those in Notepad and use the Find/Replace feature to change the old paths to the new one.

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