I have a problem regarding the import of playlists from USB external drives back to the main database / collection. I hope I'm able to explain this as clearly as possible.
So, I'm on Rekordbox 5 and I have my big Collection on my studio Desktop computer. I usually create and update all my playlists in the studio before gigs, then export everything to a couple of USB sticks, as many of us always do.
BUT, every now and then it happens I don't have much time left in the studio, so I'll take the USB sticks AND a laptop with me, so that eg. if I want to modify a playlist (or create a new one with the tunes already existing on the USB), I can do it while traveling on my laptop's Rekordbox.
Here's the thing: after the gig, once I'm back in the studio, how can I import back all these changes into my 'main Rekordbox', WITHOUT having duplicates in my Collection?
Let me explain it more clearly: if I right click on a folder on the USB Device and select "Import Folder", the pop up window says:
Here I select the "Skip (add to the playlist only)" option, which really should just import the information (not the actual tracks) from the USB device, like the updated / new playlists I've made while traveling...
BUT what happens is that the imported Playlists will still be pointing to the external USB drive, so I end up having duplicates in your Collection (the original track on my desktop computer + the copy located on the USB stick)
If the track already exists in my main Collection, why can't it just be like "ok, I can see that you already have this, let me leave the original file location and just update the playlist..."
This means that basically, once I leave the studio, I cannot edit / create new playlists on my laptop: actually, I can do it, but then it would be impossible to import back those changes to my main Rekordbox (without having duplicates in the database)
I know it might have sound convoluted, but I hope I'm not the only one experiencing this! I find it super annoying...
Please let me know if anyone has a solution to this
Thank you so much