You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#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
Registered: 08/13/09
Posts: 1541
Loc: Ireland
musiclover Online   happy
Expert

Registered: 08/13/09
Posts: 1541
Loc: Ireland
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.


Attachments
favourites backup.jpg


_________________________
Musiclover

My music https://www.youtube.com/user/donegalprideofall

Windows 7 (32bit) and 10 (64bit) M-Audio Fast Track Pro,Band in a Box 2018 Cubase 5.0 and Cubase elements 7.0.

Top
#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]
Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 13850
Loc: Australia
Noel96 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 13850
Loc: Australia
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.
_________________________
LINKS TO MY BIAB/RB SONGS


Top
#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]
Registered: 11/13/05
Posts: 793
Loc: Spain
Cerio Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 11/13/05
Posts: 793
Loc: Spain
That's a good advice, but the truth is that the installer shouldn't delete any user file without asking first.




Top
#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]
Registered: 10/03/17
Posts: 46
Loc: Ohio
DSM Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 10/03/17
Posts: 46
Loc: Ohio
Opppsss. I wish I would have seen this sooner.

...Deb

Top
#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]
Registered: 07/26/15
Posts: 91
P Glaser Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 07/26/15
Posts: 91
...and you're able to reinstall those favorites?

Thanks.
_________________________
Paul

BIAB 2018
Intel i7-4790K, Win7 Pro, 16GB Ram
1TB OS, 2TB Audio, 1TB Samples
Focusrite Scarlett 6i6
Sonar Platinum, 64 bit

Top
#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]
Registered: 08/13/09
Posts: 1541
Loc: Ireland
musiclover Online   happy
Expert

Registered: 08/13/09
Posts: 1541
Loc: Ireland
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.

Musiclover
_________________________
Musiclover

My music https://www.youtube.com/user/donegalprideofall

Windows 7 (32bit) and 10 (64bit) M-Audio Fast Track Pro,Band in a Box 2018 Cubase 5.0 and Cubase elements 7.0.

Top
#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]
Registered: 05/16/02
Posts: 3789
Loc: Victoria, BC
Andrew - PG Music Online   content
PG Music Staff

Registered: 05/16/02
Posts: 3789
Loc: Victoria, BC
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...
_________________________
Andrew
PG Music Inc.

Top
#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]
Registered: 08/13/09
Posts: 1541
Loc: Ireland
musiclover Online   happy
Expert

Registered: 08/13/09
Posts: 1541
Loc: Ireland
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
Musiclover
_________________________
Musiclover

My music https://www.youtube.com/user/donegalprideofall

Windows 7 (32bit) and 10 (64bit) M-Audio Fast Track Pro,Band in a Box 2018 Cubase 5.0 and Cubase elements 7.0.

Top
#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]
Registered: 12/03/16
Posts: 5
Loc: California
Electrikus Offline
Newbie

Registered: 12/03/16
Posts: 5
Loc: California
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)
_________________________
Julius Electrikus
Delphi Developer and Consultant, Musician and Filmmaker on the Side

Top
#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]
Registered: 12/10/14
Posts: 689
Loc: Canada
DEddy Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 12/10/14
Posts: 689
Loc: Canada
Mine is called SytleFavorites.TXT, which I keep in a safe place.
_________________________
Win 10, 64 bit, love my Lenovo T420, BIAB 2018 (516), RB 2018 (5)

Short term memory is getting shorter.

Top
#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]
Registered: 08/13/09
Posts: 1541
Loc: Ireland
musiclover Online   happy
Expert

Registered: 08/13/09
Posts: 1541
Loc: Ireland
I think it might be actually .FST that we have to look for.
_________________________
Musiclover

My music https://www.youtube.com/user/donegalprideofall

Windows 7 (32bit) and 10 (64bit) M-Audio Fast Track Pro,Band in a Box 2018 Cubase 5.0 and Cubase elements 7.0.

Top
#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]
Registered: 11/13/05
Posts: 793
Loc: Spain
Cerio Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 11/13/05
Posts: 793
Loc: Spain
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)





Attachments
Sin título.png

Sin título2.png

Sin título3.png




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

Top


PG Music News
Video Request Anwered - Creating Intros, Bridges, and Endings in Band-in-a-Box®

Check out the newest support video created by Kent that explains how to create intros, bridges, and endings in Band-in-a-Box®! Click here to view...

Holiday Hours - Monday, November 12th

Remembrance Day is Sunday, November 11th. In recognition of this day, our hours will be:

Sunday, November 11: Technical Support closed. Sales & Customer Service will be open from 8am - 4pm PST.
Monday, November 12: Technical Support closed. Sales & Customer Service will be open from 8am - 4pm PST.

Our regular hours resume Tuesday, November 13. Review our hours and additional contact information at https://www.pgmusic.com/contact.htm

The Band-in-a-Box® SongPicker Feature

If you have a folder of songs that you'd always like easy access to within Band-in-a-Box, make sure you familiarize yourself with The SongPicker feature, which access the folder that you choose and lock it to!

Access the SongPicker by clicking on the [Song] button next to the title of the song within the main screen of Band-in-a-Box. The first time the SongPicker is opened, you can choose the folder to use to create the list by selecting [Change] and navigating to your preferred directory. Once chosen, select [OK - Make Song List], and Band-in-a-Box does the rest... the next time you click on [Song], you'll be taken directly to your preferred folder!

Learn even more about this feature within Chapter 5 of our Online Manual, here.

Just Launched - The FAQ and Knowledge Base Forum!

If you have a question (or questions!) about Band-in-a-Box®, PowerTracks, RealBand®, or any other PG Music Inc. product - whether it be technical support or pre-sales, there's now an easy one-stop spot to find the answer - our FAQ and Knowledge Base Forum!

Don't want to read through the 600+ posts? Use the Search FAQ option, and you can choose your key search terms to locate the topic and answer you're looking for!

Common pre-sales questions about our products, ordering, and delivery:
Pre-Sales

Technical support & troubleshooting by product:
Band-in-a-Box® for Windows
Band-in-a-Box® for Mac
RealBand® for Windows
PowerTracks Pro® Audio for Windows
Other Products

There's even a Request New FAQs forum, if you didn't see your question answered anywhere!

Over 190 Saxophone RealTracks for Band-in-a-Box®!

Today's the day we say "Happy Birthday" to Adolphe Sax, the creator of the Saxophone!
(Adolphe was born November 6, 1814 - 32 years later he patended his saxophone creation!)

We have more than 190 Saxophone RealTracks available for Band-in-a-Box with the following RealTracks Sets - review the complete list here.

Check our our Saxophonist programs for Windows:
The Jazz Saxophonist
The Rock Saxophonist

Customers LOVE Band-in-a-Box®!

Here's some of the amazing feedback we've received lately, from program users just like you!

Arthritic fingers means I find it very difficult to play anything. This program is amazing - and it does use real musicians!
-Bob E.

The power of this program is just unbelievable! It's been a best kept secret for a couple of decades now. A song writer's dream!
-Mike D

This band can practice any time of day ...LOL
-William G

Band-in-a-Box works so simple you could teach a child to do it within minutes - the RealTracks are amazing. Doing an album as we speak. I challenge you to give it a try. I am 60 years old and even though I've played 50 years, I am no engineer. But as a song writer I needed some effective tools to create quality production of my work. This is IT! It's as easy as typing and filling in the blanks. The instructional videos allow you to change settings while watching the pro. I myself purchased every "RealTrack" I could get... Take it from me, don't let this overwhelm you. It is absolutely a writer and solo artist dream!
-John S

Best part of Band-in-a-Box is that it saves me having to program drums, the Real Drummer part of the software is brilliant and natural sounding. I then layer real instruments with guys from my band. As a songwriter, Band-in-a-Box has saved me so much time it's ridiculous.
-Andy B

Incredible Software. Great for ignorance and experts and for anyone who wants to deal with music. If you do not have a hobby and want to have one "Band-in-a-Box" is the best choice. Simple, but if you want to be an expert on it, you need to make an effort to master it perfectly for perfect use. The only disadvantage is if you do not want to become a musician, and use it, you will become a perfect musician. Therefore, be cautious. It's not a toy. ;)
-Ilija B.

Been a BIAB man since '92, such a comprehensive source for music making! So much more to offer than "loops", it allows actual music composition to be realized. Evolve from harmonic ignorance and find out what REAL music is made of!
-Don D.

A must for any musician who wants to improve on his own, or to share his musical ideas in a professional high quality rendition.. You just play with the best musicians and that's great ♪ :)
-Jean-Marie D.

I use Band in a Box all the time. I couldn't be more pleased. It's easy to use and it sounds super-big time!
-Max R.

An excellent tool for generating backing tracks. Saves me hours of MIDI programming. Combines the best of MIDI and live audio samples.
-Steve A.

Video Help - My Band-in-a-Box® Won't Open!

Our NEW I want a video that shows me how to .... forum is off to a GREAT start! We've answered the common question/issue of "My program won't open!" with the following video: How To: Return to Factory Settings outside Band-in-a-Box (Win).

Want to see a video about a particular issue your having with the program? Post your request here, we're happy to help!!

Forum Stats
28175 Members
59 Forums
54823 Topics
454354 Posts

Max Online: 2434 @ 11/14/17 12:37 AM
Newest Members
em2c, dfmaker, CemG., eugene_m, shanaya21

28174 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Noel96 196
Matt Finley 132
Al-David 129
Rustyspoon# 126
BlueAttitude 113
Tangmo 107
Janice & Bud 107
44kfl 104
VideoTrack 104
Deryk - PG Music 102
Today's Birthdays
Braden - PG Music, jamesbond, stegeho