Old 13th October 2018, 14:22   #1
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How to change name of playlists

Hello,

I've been using Winamp since MusicMatch jukebox was sold to Yahoo.I'm currently using Win amp 5.66 and have just discovered that my playlists are not being stored where I have traditionally kept them (X:\My Documents\Playlists). I have now found out that they are stored in C:\Users\MyName\AppData\Roaming\Winamp\Plugins\ml\playlists. When I went to this location I also discovered that all the playlist names are now a randomized collection of letters and numbers. Is there any way to convert these filenames back to the more descriptive file names which are easier to understand for human being. I often find it easier to edit my playlists in a text editor. With filenames as they currently are it makes it difficult to find the playlist I want to edit.

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Jitu
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Old 13th October 2018, 15:44   #2
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Is there any way to convert these filenames back to the more descriptive file names which are easier to understand for human being.
No, not if you continue to use these internal playlists.
Winamp cannot find them if you rename them.
%APPDATA%\Winamp\Plugins\ml\playlists\playlists.xml contains the correspondence between the names used in the Library and the file names. XML files can be opened with a web browser.

You may want to use external playlists instead.
see here: http://forums.winamp.com/showthread....ight=playlists

Windows 10 Home, 64 bit, Winamp 5.666, Bento Skin
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Old 14th October 2018, 12:25   #3
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No, not if you continue to use these internal playlists.
Winamp cannot find them if you rename them.
%APPDATA%\Winamp\Plugins\ml\playlists\playlists.xml contains the correspondence between the names used in the Library and the file names. XML krogerfeedback files can be opened with a web browser.

You may want to use external playlists instead.
see here: http://forums.winamp.com/showthread....ight=playlists
Thanks a lot for the solution, this really worked very well.
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