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[Solved] Rekordbox Explorer

Hi Pioneer lovers! I want to buy a XDJ-RX so I will be playing with rekordbox from now on (in the past I played with Traktor). I'm looking forward to it but I have a lot of folders on my hard disk so I want to use the rekordbox explorer instead of importing them all and making playlists. Only problem is I don't see my second hard drive in the explorer. I see my macintosh HD, but I removed my superdrive and built in a second hard drive. How can I make this folder appear in the explorer?

Niels Gabriel

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Same problem here my friend! And to a lot of other users as I disguss the problem with them. hope they will fix this in the near future and add a search bar everywhere and not only in playlists and collection section! Also they have to fix the rekordbox to see all external drives and partitions!

giannis mavridis 0 votes
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Also, I managed to get the folders from this disk to rekordbox by importing the different folders as different playlists. But when I add a new song to the hard disk folder, do I have to manually add it to rekordbox? Traktor explorer was a LOT simpler: just navigate to the folder, drag it to the player and play!

Niels Gabriel 0 votes
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Yes it is the stupid way of serato...! Double the job for nothing! Basically it is good for creating nice permanently playlists but it definately needs full explorer support!

giannis mavridis 1 vote
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The full sync with itunes
It was also very interesting.
Mainly because itunes recognizes new file paths when we move.

Cristiano Alves 0 votes
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@Neils > You can't use only the file explorer as rekordbox would not have the files indexed in its database, nor would it have the metadata or waveform.

Pulse 0 votes
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I also can't see my 2nd hdd in the explorer.
Please make this available.

Arthur Eschner 0 votes
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@Arthur > All compatible drives should be visible within the explorer. If you are in PERFORMANCE mode, they may not appear on the left right away - try switching to EXPORT mode and back.

Please note that drives or partitions formatted in NTFS or exFAT are not supported and will not show, nor will secondary partitions.

Pulse 0 votes
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I tried switching to export mode, but no such luck.
I have a second hdd in the dvd bay, it's in the correct format.
Even digging deep into the tree doesn't show it.

Arthur Eschner 0 votes
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What's the partition format? What is the drive letter (or are you on Mac)?

Pulse 0 votes
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Launch Terminal in the Utilities below the Applications on Mac.
Type "diskutil list" in the field.
Copy the result shown there and paste it in a reply.

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@Arthur, I have the exact same problem. Mac OS Extended Journaled as a second hdd in my dvd bay. Now I imported all music (folders as playlists, it analyzed for 3 days) but when I add a song to my folder on the HDD I have to add it manually to the playlists, stupid way of working...

Niels Gabriel 0 votes
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/dev/disk0
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: GUID_partition_scheme *750.2 GB disk0
1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1
2: Apple_HFS Macintosh hd 2 749.8 GB disk0s2
/dev/disk1
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: GUID_partition_scheme *512.1 GB disk1
1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk1s1
2: Apple_HFS Macintosh hd 1 511.3 GB disk1s2
3: Apple_Boot Recovery HD 650.0 MB disk1s3
Arthur-Eschners-MacBook-Pro:~ ArthurEschner$

Arthur Eschner 0 votes
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/dev/disk0
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: GUID_partition_scheme *256.1 GB disk0
1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1
2: Apple_CoreStorage 255.2 GB disk0s2
3: Apple_Boot Recovery HD 650.0 MB disk0s3
/dev/disk1
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: GUID_partition_scheme *750.2 GB disk1
1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk1s1
2: Apple_HFS Data 749.8 GB disk1s2
/dev/disk2
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: Apple_HFS Macintosh HD *254.8 GB disk2
Logical Volume on disk0s2
DB52987F-ABB3-4186-B162-CDB60B732DE7
Unencrypted

Niels Gabriel 0 votes
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I'd like to give this a little bump please...

 

So I have 2 Hard drives on my macbook, one is SSD for OSX, one is divided into 2 partitions, one for windows, and one for my DATA, i.e., music.

 

Are you saying that still, this software cannot see a second partition? I cannot more the database to that HDD / Partition, as its greyed out, I assume as it will not see the drive?

Id like to point Rekordbox to that partition, and have it monitor my music folder, I can't store my music on my SSD as its simply too small to hold it all.

Surely there is a solution to this by now, or at least a work around?

 

/dev/disk0 (internal, physical):

   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER

   0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *128.0 GB   disk0

   1:                        EFI EFI                     209.7 MB   disk0s1

   2:                  Apple_HFS OSX                     127.2 GB   disk0s2

   3:                 Apple_Boot Recovery HD             650.0 MB   disk0s3

/dev/disk1 (internal, physical):

   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER

   0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *640.1 GB   disk1

   1:                        EFI EFI                     209.7 MB   disk1s1

   2:         Microsoft Reserved                         134.2 MB   disk1s2

   3:       Microsoft Basic Data                         101.4 GB   disk1s3

   4:           Windows Recovery                         471.9 MB   disk1s4

   5:                  Apple_HFS DATA                    537.8 GB   disk1s5

/dev/disk3 (disk image):

   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER

   0:     Apple_partition_scheme                        +17.5 MB    disk3

   1:        Apple_partition_map                         32.3 KB    disk3s1

   2:                  Apple_HFS Flash Player

Rob Temple 0 votes
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I would like to know how to fix this as well. I have been pulling my hair out for weeks!

Cameron Kelly 0 votes
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This is not strictly true, I did write a guide on a workaround allowing you to view your media on another drive / partition.. I'm amazed it was never made sticky considering pioneer haven't found a solution to the issue yet.

Its a legitimate fix, certainly no "dirty hack" that would cause any unwanted issues and is fully reversible.

Anyway, I've sold my pioneer now, so not an issue for me any longer.

 

Here's the link for those of you still stuck without your tunes :)\

https://forums.pioneerdj.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/203939083-Tutorial-How-to-enable-RB-to-see-folders-on-a-2nd-HDD-Partition-OSX

 

Rob Temple 0 votes
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Rekordbox 4.2.3 FINALLY did the trick!! Thanks Pioneer!

Niels Gabriel 0 votes
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