Please Help..virtual Dj Pro 7.0 Hard Drive Transfer

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Soulie

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I want to backup by copying my drive and files within to another Hard drive.
1 These are my files on my Hard Drive.
2 This is where i want them to go
3 So highlight the first track then Ctrl A to highlight all
4 Right click,then click where to copy to.....
5 Choose selected
6 As You Can See Nothing, (if however you selected a smaller batch of the files not the entire file it works)
 

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NickyB

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Are we talking just music, video and karaoke files only or are we talking everything?

I use "FolderSync" to keep these types of files backed up. It lets you specify the file types you want copied or ignored.
 

Cap

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Use windows explorer. Copy everything to the new drive, including the virtualdj folders and/or xml file in the root directory.

Once the laborious transfer is done, open the virtualdj database folders on the new drive with Notepad+++. Edit/replace the old drive letter (if the new drive has a different letter assignment) with the new one, save it it, and all should be well.
 

Soulie

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Are we talking just music, video and karaoke files only or are we talking everything?

I use "FolderSync" to keep these types of files backed up. It lets you specify the file types you want copied or ignored.
Hi NickyB,thank you for your prompt reply,in answer to your reply it's the music files i want to copy with the cue points BPMSs Key etc.
Regards.
 

Soulie

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Use windows explorer. Copy everything to the new drive, including the virtualdj folders and/or xml file in the root directory.

Once the laborious transfer is done, open the virtualdj database folders on the new drive with Notepad+++. Edit/replace the old drive letter (if the new drive has a different letter assignment) with the new one, save it it, and all should be well.
Cap, thank you for your reply,having a few months back wiped all my database clean of all the track info BPMs,Cue Points key,Comments etc i'm a little afraid of repeating the same thing,it took me months to get back up to speed with the track info,in and out of Discogs for fresh info.
Would it be to much to ask if you could out line step by step just how to do that.

Regards.
 

Cap

Always At Your Service
The problem with just copying files from one drive to another is that it only copies the files and the tag information but it contains nothing of the database information such as cue points, BPM, comments, etc.
 

Soulie

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Cap i did what you suggested,copied the Database and XML to a file on the other HD,now all is fine and dandy,thank you.
However this morning i created and dragged the music files to a virtual file,which when the HD was disconnected has subsequently disappeared,and when i now open VDJ i get a corrupted drive message which fixes OKs in the virtual config browser .
Though each and every time i start VDJ and use that particular HD i get the same message from this drive,it however does not stop me using the drive.

Regards.
 

Cap

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Each hard drive has its own database. You'll get errors if two hard drives have the same drive letter. If a hard drive, let's say is assigned E:\ and that's where the media files are that were used in developing the virtual folder, then ONLY that drive will have that virtual folder in its database. If you wish to have drive D:\ and E:\ media files show up on each drive, that's when you copy the database files from E:\ to D:\.

If you have a separate duplicate drive, do the sync process NickyB proposed to make sure the media files on both drives are identical. Exactly identical. Load Virtual DJ and do the browser/database cleanup procedure. Then do the BPM scan for newly added files. Now the database is pristine.

Then open the xml on D:\ with Notepad+++ (or any other basic program that will edit an xml file), go to SEARCH, then REPLACE, then type in E:\ in the top line, then D:\ in the second line, and select REPLACE ALL. Now the database on D: will be exactly, precisely, totally, a duplicate of E:.


Only after the above steps does one do the copy and edit process. Be sure to keep steps mentally in order and always keep a separate copy of the database(s) on a flash drive or something in case you blow things up once or twice before getting the hang of it.

Virtual DJ 7.0 database massaging was much less complicated and busybody than 8.0.
 

Soulie

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Cam thank you,i have the files on F & G drives,the last time i did the full VDJ clean up it wiped all my info off because i had the info on title not Filepath,i've since rectified that but i hope you see my reluctance in touching that again.
What i mean is when i D/l my specific Wav or Flac files some were tagged already yr,Record Co,12'' or 7'' LP ,others no,so stupidly the ones that weren't i tagged on the title line not filepath that's how i lost a majority after clean up of my tune info.
Also using Comments when grading a track i enter the genre,this makes it easy to find any genre.
Now i'm happy to say i tag both lines and apply,then ok.
 
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