adding files and synchronization

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30 Oct, 2015 09:22 PM

I routinely add files to my FileSystem based music collection. I can't figure out how to have beaTunes pick up the added music. I tried the Synchronize command but that doesn't do it (what does Synchronize do - it is not documented anyplace i can find?)

It would be really cool if beaTunes would scan a FileSystem collection upon startup (in the background) like MediaMonkey on Windows does. This insures any added or deleted music files are recognized by beaTunes.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by hendrik on 31 Oct, 2015 12:55 PM

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    Hey Roger,

    does perhaps answer your question?



  2. 2 Posted by roger on 01 Nov, 2015 12:01 AM

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    It does confirm what I expected Synchronize to do but in my case, it does not seem to work. Here is the repro steps. FileSystem music lib is pointing at the default "Music" folder in Mac OS and is on the primary Mac internal hard drive. Music is organized in folders by artist and then album (there are a few folders where the music is nested up the 3 levels.) I add an mp3 file to an existing folder. Launch beaTunes 4.5 (latest ver) and select the Synchronize command manually. beaTunes shows the Synchronize progress dialog for a couple minutes. I then search for the new song I added to the folder and it is not found. This scenario and behavior is repeatable on my setup.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by hendrik on 02 Nov, 2015 07:35 AM

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    Hey Roger,

    The songs doesn't even appear after a beaTunes restart?

    In any case, can you please send your logs and let me know, when you did? tells you how.



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