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Topic: Database Audio Missing - remove missing files from database continues
Posted Fri 09 Feb 18 @ 12:03 am
Posted Fri 09 Feb 18 @ 12:15 am
just an idea .. also make sure you are at least running the latest public release if not already.
Posted Fri 09 Feb 18 @ 12:21 am
Posted Fri 09 Feb 18 @ 12:31 am
I was able to login and update my version to the latest release now. v8.2 b4064 Right after the update and re-launch, my missing files returned. I'm happy you helped me resolve one problem so far.
Posted Fri 09 Feb 18 @ 12:41 am
Posted Fri 09 Feb 18 @ 12:45 am
Posted Fri 09 Feb 18 @ 9:55 am
Posted Fri 09 Feb 18 @ 10:17 am
Posted Fri 09 Feb 18 @ 10:23 am
Maybe you somehow don't have the necessary permissions to modify the database the files are stored in.
Posted Fri 09 Feb 18 @ 1:52 pm
Open the database file using a suitable text editing program (Notepad++ is excellent) and search for any reference to those files. If they're listed, delete those lines and save the database file, then check again in VDJ.
Posted Fri 09 Feb 18 @ 6:20 pm
They point to a folder on my external drive, I have over a dozen folders just like it, but it only affects one. (D:) Static City - a direct path, the other folders next to it don't have any missing files referencing it. All of the 38 missing files point to this same folder. The folder's the same as the others, I've cleaned my database often without any problems before, on the same computer and same Windows 10.
I keep copies of my VDJ8 folder backup on two drives, an external slime drive and USB SD card. I also still have an old VDJ8 version backup from before my drive letter changed (happened when switched computers). I wasn't able to change the drive letter manually, couldn't restore my folder/database, tried the backup/restore tool, so was forced to scan my entire music collection from scratch on a clean Win10 install. This was a major setback for me since I have over 125,000 files. I'd like to try to manually search/edit using Notepad, that sounds like my own option at this point. I always have Admin rights and install major apps with Administrator authority. It doesn't seem to harm anything to have them there, but I'm one of those people who likes to be clean and organized.
Posted Sat 10 Feb 18 @ 1:55 am
Posted Sat 10 Feb 18 @ 2:00 am
Posted Sat 10 Feb 18 @ 9:47 pm