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#1 1up2down

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 05:37 AM

Having installed a new operating system and copied hundreds of music files over to it, I now want to apply the same star ratings to each of the tracks. It took several days doing the original ratings, so I'm hoping to find a short cut to putting them back again. Can anyone tell me where the rating information is stored? So Far I've tried copying all the following folders over to my new system, but none of them adds the star ratings back onto the media player.

Documents and Settings > Adminstrator > My Documents > My Music
Documents and Settings > All Users > Shared Documents > Shared Music
Documents and Settings > Adminstrator > Application Data > Microsoft > Media Player
Documents and Settings > All Users > Application Data > Microsoft > Media Player
Program Files > Windows Media Player

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 07:39 AM

Which WMP do you have?

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 11:53 AM

What I would do is add a rating, document the time, and then do a computer search for any files that have changed, and (or) been added to the computer.

Since the file may be a hidden file, make sure your File View is set to show hidden files. Then use a registry program that monitors any registry changes. You may get lucky that way.

On another note: Are your songs still playing using WMP?

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 03:57 PM

What I would do is add a rating, document the time, and then do a computer search for any files that have changed, and (or) been added to the computer.

Since the file may be a hidden file, make sure your File View is set to show hidden files. Then use a registry program that monitors any registry changes. You may get lucky that way.

On another note: Are your songs still playing using WMP?



Hey, spot on Walkman. Thanks for the suggestion. In spite of the huge number of files the search came up with, I struck lucky when I noticed a folder I had not looked in before, Local Settings. This has saved me at least a weeks work. For the benefit of any other members who might want to do the same thing, the folder needed is in,

Doc & Settings > Administrator > Local Settings > Application Data > Microsoft > Media Player

Thanks again

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 04:12 PM

I'm glad it worked out for you.




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