Protecting star ratings against HD failure

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Stephens101, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. Stephens101

    Stephens101 Guest

    Anybody have a good system to protect the star ratings against HD crashes.
    I've used ratings migration in the past, but that doesn't do much good if the
    HD crashes. I back up all my files via DVD, then I rate them after I listen
    to them. If my HD crashes, then I do have the backup of all my songs on DVD,
    but all my ratings will be gone. I have yet to figure out a way to avoid
    this.

    Hindsight being 20/20 I would have rated the songs first, then backed them
    up to DVD. Therefore, the star ratings would have been saved with the songs.
    No such luck though, and I don't want to redo 900+ cd's. Thanks for any
    help you can provide!
     
    Stephens101, Feb 9, 2007
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  2. Stephens101

    Dale Guest

    Open http://www.zachd.com/pss/pss.html. Once opened, use F3 to search the
    page for the word back-up (with the hyphen). There's no anchor link for
    that question. Follow the instructions to backup your library database
    files (not your media files).

    If you later restore your media to the same drive letter and path after a
    hard disk crash, you should be able to restore the library database files.

    Dale
     
    Dale, Feb 9, 2007
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  3. Stephens101

    Stephens101 Guest

    Thanks a million! That's been bothering me for ages.
     
    Stephens101, Feb 10, 2007
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