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Kyle
2006-03-20, 21:15
I lost all of my music files in a major screwup, so now I'm ripping again. I was trying to update my backup HD using SyncToy. I don't know what went wrong, but I ended up with an empty folder on one hard drive and one that was all but useless on the other. Files were so messed up (Etta James under Cold Chisel and some albums with only one or two songs) that I decided it was easier just to begin ripping again -- 400+ CD's. I'll never use SyncToy again. I just wish I knew what went wrong.

jfo
2006-03-20, 21:23
I lost all of my music files in a major screwup, so now I'm ripping again. I was trying to update my backup HD using SyncToy. I don't know what went wrong, but I ended up with an empty folder on one hard drive and one that was all but useless on the other. Files were so messed up (Etta James under Cold Chisel and some albums with only one or two songs) that I decided it was easier just to begin ripping again -- 400+ CD's. I'll never use SyncToy again. I just wish I knew what went wrong.

That is bad news indeed! I've been using SynchToy for some time with no problems. The library is about the same size and I have been using the Echo feature. Was this the first time you tried it?

Jim

dspeirs
2006-03-20, 21:35
Total bummer! I really like http://www.smsync.com/ . It does cost money but it is the best I have seen.

Dan

Kyle
2006-03-21, 07:14
That is bad news indeed! I've been using SynchToy for some time with no problems. The library is about the same size and I have been using the Echo feature. Was this the first time you tried it?

Jim
Yes, it was my first time. I had downloaded the program and tried it on some sample folders, and it seemed to work fine. It could have been user error in that I somehow could have mixed up the two drives, but I really don't see how that could have happened. Even if that were the case, I don't know how I ended up with such a jumbled mess using the echo function.

geoffb
2006-03-21, 11:37
I use the SyncBack (free version), and it works very well. It can be
set to give you a preview screen of the actions that will be taken, so
the first few times you run it you can make sure set it up correctly.
http://www.2brightsparks.com/downloads.html

Cheers
Geoff

On 3/21/06, Kyle <Kyle.250wmz1142950501 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
>
> jfo Wrote:
> > That is bad news indeed! I've been using SynchToy for some time with no
> > problems. The library is about the same size and I have been using the
> > Echo feature. Was this the first time you tried it?
> >
> > Jim
> Yes, it was my first time. I had downloaded the program and tried it
> on some sample folders, and it seemed to work fine. It could have been
> user error in that I somehow could have mixed up the two drives, but I
> really don't see how that could have happened. Even if that were the
> case, I don't know how I ended up with such a jumbled mess using the
> echo function.
>
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chiphart
2006-03-21, 15:42
Kyle wrote:
> I lost all of my music files in a major screwup, so now I'm ripping
> again...

...if you haven't actually LOST the files and they're just all
over the wrong directories, there are plenty of tools (on the
Linux side, at least) that will sort them all out for you.
Presuming that your tags are in good shape.

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Kyle
2006-03-21, 20:53
...if you haven't actually LOST the files and they're just all
over the wrong directories, there are plenty of tools (on the
Linux side, at least) that will sort them all out for you.
Presuming that your tags are in good shape.


I'm using Windows, but that would have been worth looking into, had I known such programs existed. I presume the tags were in good shape, but I don't know if all files were there or not. Many albums I looked at had only a track or two, but I didn't look at everything. I reformatted the hard drive and have started over. About 40 CDs in two nights, so far.