0) Have you read the "READ ME FIRST" thread in its entirety before posting: yup
1) Operating System: OSX Lion
2) OS Type: 64bit
3) Rekordbox version: 1.5.0
4) Using LINK: No
4a) LINK Connection method: N/A
4b) Using with CDJs: CDJ-2000s
5) Hard drive / Flash drive / SD card file system: Fat32 (I think? OSX calls it "MSDOS")
5a) Does the device have multiple partitions: No
5b) If it's a flash drive, is it a U3 device: No
5c) With what utility did you format the device: OSX Disk Utility
6) Have you scanned your files for errors: No - how?
7) Have you scanned your drive for errors: Yes
8) Is Rekordbox crashing at all: No
8a) If crashing, is it resulting in: it's not crashing
8b) If not crashing, are there any error messages: No
9) Are you able to repeat / reproduce the problem: Yes
9a) If yes, can you do it consistently: No
10) Any other notes regarding your setup only:
Provide as much detail of the issue here:
Hello :) I'm not sure where to start, so I guess I'll explain the way that I manage and store my music which then leads up to the issue that I'm (intermittently) having. I use iTunes to manage all of my music, and I'm super anal about how it's organized. I have eleventy billion smart playlists organized by genre, key, artist, key compatibility, yadda yadda, and all of that works smashingly. When I get a new song, I first run it through Mixed in Key, and after I'll drag it into iTunes. iTunes is configured to copy the song into the iTunes media folder, so I'll delete the original after that. I'll make sure that all of the ID3 tags are set up correctly, and after that, I'm good to go. I'll create gig playlists in iTunes etc.
Once I'm ready to start dumping stuff to USB or SDcard, I'll start Rekordbox. I click on the iTunes bridge and then drag and drop "All Tunes" over to my Rekordbox collection. Rekordbox has been smart enough to only analyze the songs that have been added since the last time I've done this. After that I copy over all of the playlists, replacing any that already exist.
Now here's where the problem starts. Occasionally, I'll notice it analyzing more songs than it should. If I look around, I'll notice that there's a duplicate of an old track. To fix this I just click File -> Display All Missing Files, and undoubtedly there's a duplicate of the file it just analyzed that's now missing. It's as if it re-identified an old file. I never thought much of this, so I just remove the missing one(s) from my Rekordbox collection. I haven't been able to figure out any rhyme or reason as to why it does this, the songs it does it to are seemingly random, as some I haven't even touched in ages.
I sort of just chalked this up to Rekordbox being posessed and have been dealing with it. However yesterday a new issue started. Now I have a song that is a duplicate, however there are no missing files in Rekordbox. I can even click on both songs in Rekordbox and they play perfectly well. If I right click and hit "Show in Finder", they both point to the same file on disk. How do I fix this?
After this I started digging and I think I may have more duplicates, since I have about 20 more songs in Rekordbox than I do in iTunes. Should I be worried?