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 VirtualDJ Folder Permissions

If you find that your BPM, comments, playlists, custom mappers, etc. are not being saved when you close VirtualDJ, then this means that VirtualDJ does not have permission to write to its home folder and/or the root of external drives where local databases are saved.

To correct this problem, please check your permissions:


PC:

Make sure that your user account has permission to write to the folder My Documents\VirtualDJ and its sub-folders:

  • Use Windows Explorer to browse to the My Documents folder.

  • Right-click on the VirtualDJ and choose Properties.

  • Click on the Security tab and make sure that your user account is listed and has Full control. Click Apply and choose to apply to all files and sub-folders.

  • Check the permissions of the VirtualDJ Database file(s) located in the VirtualDJ folder and make sure that it is not set Read-only. Make sure that your user account has Full control.

  • Check the permissions of the Mappers folder and make sure that your user account has Full control (If this folder does not exist, create it.)

  • If you use external hard disk drives, check that your user account has permission to write to the root of the drive and/or to the VirtualDJ Local Database file on the drive.


Mac:

Please check the permissions on your VirtualDJ folder are set correctly:

  • Use Finder to browse to the folder /users/YOURNAME/Documents folder (Or /users/YOURNAME/Library/VirtualDJ for new installations of VirtualDJ v7.0.3 and above.)

  • Right-click (CMD+click) on the VirtualDJ folder.

  • Choose Get Info from the pop-up menu.

  • In the bottom right corner of the Get Info dialog, click on the pad-lock icon and unlock it (You may be prompted for your user password.)

  • Then just above that to the left is the Permissions list. Make sure that your user account has Read/Write permissions set.

  • Just below the Permissions box there is a button with a gear graphic on it - Click on it and choose the 'Apply to all included' items.

  • Once changed, close the Get Info dialogue box to apply the changes.

  • If you use external hard disk drives, then you will also need to do the above for each external drive (Located in /Volumes)

NOTE: If you cannot see the Library folder, please see MAC. Reveal hidden Library folder.

NOTE: If your external drive is PC NTFS formatted, then VirtualDJ will not be able to write to it and save your database information because MacOS does not natively support writing to NTFS formatted drives. You will either need to use 3rd party software that can write to NTFS volumes on Mac, or backup the files on the drive and then reformat it to either Mac format (If it will be used only on the Mac) or exFat or FAT32 format if you wish to use it on both Mac and PC.




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