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#442700 - 12/05/17 01:37 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Be sure to back up your favourite styles if upgrading to 2018
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Before upgrading to 2018 it might be a good idea to back up favourites styles as they were wiped when I upgraded to 18 on my main and backup copy of biab.


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#442703 - 12/05/17 02:42 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Be sure to back up your favourite styles if upgrading to 2018 [Re: musiclover]
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That's a great idea, musiclover!

I've just had a look and it's also possible to save "File | Open Special | Favorite Songs" in exactly the same way.
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#442712 - 12/05/17 03:31 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Be sure to back up your favourite styles if upgrading to 2018 [Re: musiclover]
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That's a good advice, but the truth is that the installer shouldn't delete any user file without asking first.




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#442720 - 12/05/17 05:28 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Be sure to back up your favourite styles if upgrading to 2018 [Re: musiclover]
DSM Offline
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Opppsss. I wish I would have seen this sooner.

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#442865 - 12/05/17 02:21 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Be sure to back up your favourite styles if upgrading to 2018 [Re: musiclover]
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...and you're able to reinstall those favorites?

Thanks.
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#442877 - 12/05/17 03:20 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Be sure to back up your favourite styles if upgrading to 2018 [Re: P Glaser]
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Originally Posted By: P Glaser
...and you're able to reinstall those favorites?

Thanks.


yes you can get them back again by going to load set in above dialog.

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#442887 - 12/05/17 04:00 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Be sure to back up your favourite styles if upgrading to 2018 [Re: musiclover]
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The installation never deletes files, and it actually doesn't do anything with .FSO files, so those files should be somewhere. But it's true that the song files may have moved...
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#442984 - 12/06/17 06:16 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Be sure to back up your favourite styles if upgrading to 2018 [Re: musiclover]
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Thanks Andrew.

Anyone have an idea where in the bb folder they are stored, then I might be able to reload a more recent list (if it's still there) than the backup I had to reload on a different drive from six months ago?

Thanks
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#442995 - 12/06/17 07:44 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Be sure to back up your favourite styles if upgrading to 2018 [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
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I noticed it yesterday but thought has something to do with the Audiophile version... How are the favorite files named, so I can search for them ? I searched for *.FSO from the biab folder but it did not find anything. As a developer, I do have a custom path for an optimized environment "path" var, so this is my command line sequence:

c:
cd /devMM/biab
dir *.fso /s

No files are found.


Edited by Electrikus (12/06/17 03:25 PM)
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#443003 - 12/06/17 08:03 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Be sure to back up your favourite styles if upgrading to 2018 [Re: musiclover]
DEddy Offline
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Mine is called SytleFavorites.TXT, which I keep in a safe place.
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#443022 - 12/06/17 09:16 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Be sure to back up your favourite styles if upgrading to 2018 [Re: musiclover]
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I think it might be actually .FST that we have to look for.
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#443094 - 12/06/17 03:02 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Be sure to back up your favourite styles if upgrading to 2018 [Re: musiclover]
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My favourite styles disappeared when I installed 2018, now is blank. I don't have any *.fst / *.fso file on my system. I have SytleFavorites.TXT on BIAB root directory, but I can't import it directly in BIAB2018 because the dialog box ask for a *.FST file (first screenshot)

Then I renamed SytleFavorites.TXT into SytleFavorites.fst, imported this file but something went wrong (second screenshot)

Then I restarted BIAB and opened the "favourite style" window again to try to understand what happened, but only a few of the styles in the file had been imported successfully (third screenshot)





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Edited by Cerio (12/07/17 12:15 AM)

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