Old 21st May 2007, 14:00   #1
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Save settings?

Hi, sorry if I didn't find an existing thread. I skimmed the FAQ and it seems the only way to backup all my settings is to backup the individual settings files...

Is there a "save all settings" type of option built into Winamp (backup bookmarks/playlists/settings/history/ratings/etc into one file)? If not, can someone with pull suggest it as a feature? Thanks in advance!
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Old 21st May 2007, 16:13   #2
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Make a .bat file with Notepad
@echo off
md "%homepath%\My Documents\Backup\Winamp\Plugins\ml"
md "%homepath%\My Documents\Backup\Winamp\Plugins\Gracenote"
copy /Y Winamp.ini "%homepath%\My Documents\Backup\Winamp\Winamp.ini"
copy /Y Winamp.m3u "%homepath%\My Documents\Backup\Winamp\Winamp.m3u"
copy /Y Winamp.m3u8 "%homepath%\My Documents\Backup\Winamp\Winamp.m3u8"
copy /Y studio.xnf "%homepath%\My Documents\Backup\Winamp\studio.xnf"
copy /Y winamp.bm "%homepath%\My Documents\Backup\Winamp\winamp.bm"
copy /Y plugins\cddiscs.dat "%homepath%\My Documents\Backup\Winamp\plugins\cddiscs.dat"
copy /Y plugins\cdtracks.dat "%homepath%\My Documents\Backup\Winamp\plugins\cdtracks.dat"
copy /Y plugins\Gracenote\cddb.db "%homepath%\My Documents\Backup\Winamp\plugins\Gracenote\cddb.db
copy /Y plugins\Gracenote\cddbplm.pdb "%homepath%\My Documents\Backup\Winamp\plugins\Gracenote\cddbplm.pdb
copy /Y plugins\Gracenote\cddbplm.idx "%homepath%\My Documents\Backup\Winamp\plugins\Gracenote\cddbplm.idx
copy /Y plugins\ml_transcode.ini "%homepath%\My Documents\Backup\Winamp\plugins\ml_transcode.ini"
copy /Y plugins\gen_ml.ini "%homepath%\My Documents\Backup\Winamp\plugins\gen_ml.ini"
copy /Y plugins\ml "%homepath%\My Documents\Backup\Winamp\plugins\ml"

Save as winampbackup.bat

place it in the %appdata%\Winamp root folder

i.e. the Winamp Settings Dir*

double-click it

and it'll backup all settings, the Gracenote local CDDB & the Media Library database to:
My Documents\Backup\Winamp\*


Note: The above is for Win2k & WinXP.

For Vista, remove "My " from the paths, so it's:


etc etc

* Winamp Settings dir

%appdata%\winamp should resolve as follows:

Win2k/XP: C:\Documents and Settings\(username)\Application Data\Winamp
Vista: C:\Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Winamp

Note that if you've been upgrading from an old pre 5.3x version on Win2k/XP, then chances are that the settings will still be saved in "C:\Program Files\Winamp" instead.


Updated for Winamp 5.55 - Feb 2009
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Old 16th August 2007, 15:39   #3
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Backup Winamp Settings

Settings are saved quickly with this small plugin availible at
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Old 16th August 2007, 16:44   #4
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Although the plug-in you mentioned is for free, it is for an at cost backup application. Sorry, that comes way too close to violating advertising/spamming rules as indicated in the forum rules.

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Old 28th February 2009, 13:16   #5
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Will this batch file also backup the smart views I have setup?
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Old 28th February 2009, 14:48   #6
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Also note that I've just updated it :-)
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Old 7th June 2009, 18:08   #7
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I have a scenario, say I use this batch file then have to format and restore all my music from backups and re-install winamp etc. Would restoring from these backups (created by the batch file) restore all my play counts and ratings for all the tracks that I backed up?

Also, what exactly is included in the 'Export Database' feature?
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I don't know what this batch file does (I could read it) but if it backs up the database then yes, restoring it will restore the playcounts and ratings if your files are returned to their previous places.

Export database exports all the info (I think) stored in the Local Media database to an iTunes-style XML file.

One example entry:

<key>Track ID</key><integer>1063</integer>
<key>Name</key><string>Zelda 64 Pachelbel&apos;s Ganon OC ReMix</string>
<key>Album Artist</key><string>Various Artists</string>
<key>Album</key><string>Overclocked ReMix</string>
<key>Genre</key><string>Game Remix</string>
<key>Kind</key><string>MPEG audio file</string>
<key>Composer</key><string>Koji Kondo</string>
<key>Total Time</key><integer>219000</integer>
<key>Date Modified</key><date>Tue Dec 11 02:14:33 2007</date>
<key>Date Added</key><date>Tue Dec 11 02:14:33 2007</date>
<key>Play Date</key><integer>1238977140</integer>
<key>Play Date UTC</key><date>Mon Apr 06 02:19:00 2009</date>
<key>Play Count</key><integer>404</integer>
<key>Composer</key><string>Koji Kondo</string>
<key>File Folder Count</key><integer>-1</integer>
<key>Library Folder Count</key><integer>-1</integer>

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