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    Missing files in my media library

    Hi,

    the media library on pc (foobar2000 1.3.15) contains 9850 flac-files. I copied all files to a micro-sd-card, which I put into my Tablet (Samsung Galaxy Tablet A6; Android 6.0.1) with foobar2000 (1.0.71 lite). foobar scanned my flac-files but was only able to find 9834 files. The console of the app shows no errors. What can I do to determine, which files were not detected?

    Edit: It is not a problem with Unicode, because my files with Russian and/or Chinese letters in the filename/tags are displayed in the app.
    Last edited by chloe.westfall; May 12th, 2017 at 12:23 PM.

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    Re: Missing files in my media library

    A long shot, but perhaps you have files with embedded cuesheets or alike? They're not currently recognized as distinct tracks by foobar2000 mobile, only by foobar2000 desktop.

    Alternatively look for a specific album with 16 tracks (9850-9834) in your library.

    Certainly not a problem with Unicode.

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    Re: Missing files in my media library

    Thanks for the help.

    None of my files have a (embedded) cuesheet. But the hint to check all albums with 16 tracks worked:

    The missing album is saved in the folder
    SD-Card: /Musik/Eingelesen/Phil Collins/...Hits/
    I think the 3 dots in the pathname are the problem. I can view all files of that folder from the filemanager of my tablet. But not within foobar.

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    Re: Missing files in my media library

    OK, that makes perfect sense.

    A bit of background-
    On Windows, every file or folder can be flagged as hidden or visible. This information is a part of file attributes - stored alongside filename etc.

    On most non-Microsoft systems, there's no distinct 'hidden' flag; files and folders prefixed with a dot are treated by apps as hidden - which is the case here; we skip over the folder following this convention.

    Additionally, even Windows Explorer won't let you create a folder with a name starting with a dot, even though such folders otherwise work fine on Windows.

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    Re: Missing files in my media library

    Can you add an option to include the hidden files?

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    Re: Missing files in my media library

    I found the new option to include files/folders with a dot in the current test-release. foobar now shows all my files. Many thanks.

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