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RonaldX2

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Rename "Filename" tag after migration from Windows. How?
« on: September 19, 2013, 02:02:39 pm »

I backed up my library, took the external disc off my windows machine and plugged it directly into my Mac machine.
I also successfully imported the old library from the windows machine into the Mac version 18.0.218.

The problem is: The filename entry for each mp3 is not correct anymore and the mp3s don't play. :(
I tried to use LIBRARY TOOLS / FIND & REPLACE but there does not show up the "Filename" attribute (anymore).

I don't know if LIBRARY TOOLS / RENAME, MOVE, & COPY FILES helps since I don't want to mess with my files.
BTW: If I activate FIND & REPLACE here I cannot click OK due to the fact that the "Preview New" section shows "<invalid change>".
How can I change the old path to a new one (preferrably for my complete library)?

Any help appreciated.

Ronald
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Re: Rename "Filename" tag after migration from Windows. How?
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2013, 02:27:10 pm »

Use the Rename tool, but in Update mode (not Copy or Move), to change the file paths.
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Re: Rename "Filename" tag after migration from Windows. How?
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2013, 03:31:12 pm »

Thanks for the answers. Got it working.

One important note here:

It does not work if you try to replace ie. "C:\".
Just omit the backslash and replace "C:" instead. This time it works fine!
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