If you transfer the BPM Studio including the archive to another system, the file structure must be retained on the hard drive, otherwise BPM Studio will no longer find the files.
Were your title previously e.g. on the external drive "X:" and you have now copied it to another computer, let's say on drive "D:", then there must be exactly the same folder structure as before on "X:".
Or your music is old under e.g. D: \ Music, then it must be in the same directory: New: D: \ Music. Then completely copy the archive from the old system to any location on the new system.
Under Win XP the data or playlists are in the following directories: C: \ Programs \ Alcatech \ BPM Studio Profi \ Data or C: \ Documents and Settings \ Username \ Application Data \ Alcatech \ BPM Studio Profi \ Data.
Under Win 7/8/10 the data or playlists are under C: \ Program Files \ Alcatech \ BPM Profi or under C: \ Users [user name] \ Appdata \ Roaming \ Alcatech. Possibly. you have to show this hidden folder in Explorer first.
When changing from XP to Win 7/8/10, we recommend placing the music in a new directory, e.g. C: MP3.
Then reread the music and rebuild the archive.
When switching from XP to Win 7/8, the whole thing is simply too fragile and the structure cannot be adopted without problems. Therefore it is better to start over.
Changes to the drive letter do not affect BPM Studio and it will also find the title on another data carrier. But only if the rest of the structure is preserved 1: 1, otherwise there is only chaos!
Please also use the backup function of BPM Studio when transferring:
With the backup function, you can create a backup copy of the entire file archive in a previously created directory or write it back. In this way, a copy of the file archive can be transferred to another PC.
The backups are stored in the Backups folder under the path of the Archives file.
With Win XP the folder is under C: \ Documents and Settings \ Username \ Application Data \ Alcatech \ BPM Studio Profi
With Win 7/8/10 the folder is under C: \ users \ username \ AppData \ Roaming \ Alcatech \ BPM Studio Profi
If not displayed, please use the folder options in Explorer to show hidden folders.
You can reload these backups using the restore function in the file archive. To do this, call up the context menu in the file archive (bottom left window when BPM Studio is open) with the right mouse button and select “Backup / Load”. Then select the appropriate entry and press "OK".
If you then refer the new BPM Studio to the location where this archive is located, you will be asked whether the archive should be imported. Please do not try anything with self-set paths to the archive that correspond to the old system, this cannot work under Win 7/8/10.
you can also open the archive files with a text editor and see what the original path was.
E.g. open one of the grp files with a text editor like notepad. There you will find the paths of the files as they are stored in the database. Then copy the complete path including the file name from one line to the intermediate system.
Track0 = H: RUMPELECKE14 - BARRY MANILOW - COPACABANA (AT THE COPA) .MP3
Select from "H:" up to and including ".MP3"
Then please go to Start / Run and insert this path there. Then on Enter.
The standard player should now open and play the file. If that does not work, the path or the access authorization is incorrect.
Please note that under Windows Vista / 7/8/10 the data directory must no longer be located under C: \ Programs, as there is no longer any write access there. BPM Studio sets the correct directory when the program is started for the first time. The path under Win 7/8/10 is under C: \ Program Files \ Alcatech \ BPM Profi or under C: \ Users \ username \ Appdata \ Roaming \ Alcatech
You can also check the set directory in the BPM Studio Options in the Storage menu. To correct the directory, perform a BPM Studio Clean Start from the AlcaTech program group (Start / Programs / Alcatech). Then BPM Studio sets the correct directory again.
Please note that it will not work to transfer file archives of a newer version to a computer with an old version. Data that has been read in by version 5 will no longer be recognized by version 4. This is partly due to the fact that version 5 works with variables that version 4 does not know and therefore cannot process. Since version 5 is an extension of version 4, the new version can of course recognize everything that comes from the old version.