It must have been some problem with my PC. I restarted, cleaned up all traces of the prior installation except my db and plug-in files/folders, and restarted again. This time the previously downloaded 5.2.5 install worked fine, the only tiny problem being that it did not create a desktop shortcut. I made my own, so I'm good to go.
It's doing the lengthy synchronization now, and as I am writing this reply, beaTunes popped up a dialog box saying "Error" (on my main monitor) and another one showing "Question" (on my 2nd monitor, which is where I have the main beaTunes window), but both boxes are otherwise empty. I'm not able to close the Question box - pressing the "X" has no effect, nor does alt-F4. I can't close the Error box because the Question box has the focus. I'm attaching 2 screen caps. I had to go into Process Hacker (Task Manager substitute) and terminate the single beaTunes process.
I ran beaTunes again and started synchronizing. This time, it's doing the fast synchronization (hooray!), and it completed the task without further problem. It all seems to be working now. An odd sequence of events.
On Friday, January 17, 2020, 3:00:03 AM CST, hendrik <[email blocked]> wrote: