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Do I have to start from scratch?

I had a motorcycle accident and my laptop got pretty smashed up. Managed to salvage the hard drive and got myself a new laptop. Is there any way to get my old collection back?

Also, I thought I could get some of it back from the memory stick I use for rekordbox. Whilst I can see all of my tracks on the memory stick in rekordbox, with all my cues and beatrid adjustments, I can't add them to my collection?

James B

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you can't by memory stick but if you can get an adapter to plug in the old hard drive via a usb converter kit then you can copy over the music and the needed Pioneer folder so everything is back to normal

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- if you keep your music on an external drive and it uses the same drive letter (Windows) on each computer, you're fine

  • if you're using the same operating system on each computer and keep your music files in the same location on each (regardless of internal or external storage), you're fine

  • if you're using two different operating systems and you keep your music in your "My Music" folder (or other system-based folder), it MAY not be available on the other computer

The next thing is you need to ensure that both computers have the EXACT same version of Rekordbox installed. If this means you need to over-install just to be sure, do so.

If you have just installed from scratch, launch the software and enter your installation key for validation then quit the program.

If you have just upgraded, open the software once and then close it.

From the old post of migrating (that's not on this forum anymore)
On your old computer, browse to the following location to find your Rekordbox files. Note that you may need to unhide the hidden / system folders in order to see these files and folders. For information on doing that for your specific OS, please Google.
XP: C:\Documents and Settings\yourusername\Application Data\Pioneer\rekordbox
Vista: C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\Pioneer\rekordbox
7: C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\Pioneer\rekordbox
OSX: /Users/yourusername/Library/Pioneer/rekordbox
Open that folder and you will find:
Crashes (folder)
PIONEER (folder)
Upmgr rekordbox.settings
Copy everything EXCEPT The license file to a temporary storage medium in order to transfer it over to the other location.
Navigate to the database location on the destination, but first open the rekordbox folder and create a new folder inside, call it "Old Files". Copy and paste everything EXCEPT the license file into this folder.
Finally, copy the database from the temporary storage medium into the destination rekordbox folder.
Open the new Rekordbox and (if you did everything correctly) all your preferences will have been retained, you should see your library and be able to play the tracks.

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