install Beatunes on a new computer.

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jack P

01 Aug, 2021 09:37 AM

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Hey sir, question... I had to download and install Beatunes on a new computer. Are my settings and my library saved somewhere, or am I going to have to load and analyze everything again?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by hendrik on 01 Aug, 2021 09:44 AM

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    if you had "embedding" turned on during the analysis, pretty much all info should be in your files and you simply need to install beaTunes and it should pick up those values (except playlists).

    If you haven't "embedded" fields during analysis, open the Tools menu (on your old machine) and choose "Embed non-iTunes fields". This will write all analysis results to your files so that they can easily be imported on your new machine.

    For more info, please see

    That aside, there are also some other configurations (matching rules etc.), which you might want to migrate. Those are in the file preferences2.xml, which is in the beaTunes data directory. Copy this file from your old machine to your new machine while beaTunes is not running. If you cannot find that file, please let me know what operating system you're on (old and new).



  2. 2 Posted by jack P on 01 Aug, 2021 09:06 PM

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    Well that sucks. I have no idea if imbedding was turned on, and my old machine is in several different pieces by now. I had several thousand songs in playlists. I feel sick.


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