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#713759 - 04/18/22 11:30 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Video: Finding your Band-in-a-Box Program Location on Windows
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Usually if Band-in-a-Box is installed to a Windows internal computer, it is installed to C:/bb. However, Band-in-a-Box can be installed to an external drive or other location, and sometimes it can be unclear where this location is. This video shows the steps for being able to find the install location from a desktop shortcut, as well as pointing out a few other places to watch out for in the File Explorer. This can be useful to know for various troubleshooting purposes and installing build updates.



https://youtu.be/EWB7ZRbOORA
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#713808 - 04/18/22 06:28 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Video: Finding your Band-in-a-Box Program Location on Windows [Re: Chantelle - PG Music]
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Yes, this can help someone who is not familiar with drives and file locations.

The places where you do NOT want to install BIAB on your C: boot drive are Program Files, Program Files (x86), or any other Windows-created system folder such as Temp, Program Data, Reg Backup, Boot, etc.

Further, if you installed RealTracks to a different location than the program, you can verify that by going to your /BB folder as found above, and then navigate to the /RealTracks folder. If your RealTracks are there, you will see many dozens of subfolders with instrument names. Otherwise, you will see only a few files including a small file called AboutRealTracksFolder.txt and the contents of this folder are as follows:

This folder is used to store the RealTracks audio files.

If this folder is empty, either you haven't installed any RealTracks, or you are using a RealTracks folder location outside of the bb folder (i.e. different from the default RealTracks folder location).

If you are using a different location for your RealTracks files, you need to specify it in the RealTracks Settings dialog in Band-in-a-Box.

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#713856 - 04/19/22 06:00 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Video: Finding your Band-in-a-Box Program Location on Windows [Re: Chantelle - PG Music]
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Thanks for the input Matt; those are all really good points!
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#713863 - 04/19/22 06:52 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Video: Finding your Band-in-a-Box Program Location on Windows [Re: Chantelle - PG Music]
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Hi Chantelle,

When you right-click and open the shortcut, the box above the "Start in" box is "Target" and shows the full path to the executable, wherever it is.

It's quite possible in Windows for the executable to be somewhere other that the "Start In" folder. I doubt BiaB would normally get installed that way.
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#713873 - 04/19/22 08:42 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Video: Finding your Band-in-a-Box Program Location on Windows [Re: Chantelle - PG Music]
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Certainly, this will assist many users (not just newcomers, but other users also). smile

Some of those ideal clarifications should be helpful to many others in one way or another.
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#713881 - 04/19/22 12:02 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Video: Finding your Band-in-a-Box Program Location on Windows [Re: Chantelle - PG Music]
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You’re welcome, Chantelle.

What could be nice is if PG Music created a little utility SPECS.EXE that would yield a PDF file containing specs: Mac or Windows, version and build, location of program, location of RealTracks and RealDrums, and, if possible, what level BIAB (pro, Ultra, Audiophile etc).

How much easier it would be for you, and us users, to troubleshoot if we could just tell folks to run that SPECS.EXE and post the results. [And then make it easier for people to find the File Manager link].
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#713889 - 04/19/22 12:54 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Video: Finding your Band-in-a-Box Program Location on Windows [Re: Matt Finley]
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Originally Posted By: Matt Finley
You’re welcome, Chantelle.

What could be nice is if PG Music created a little utility SPECS.EXE that would yield a PDF file containing specs: Mac or Windows, version and build, location of program, location of RealTracks and RealDrums, and, if possible, what level BIAB (pro, Ultra, Audiophile etc).

How much easier it would be for you, and us users, to troubleshoot if we could just tell folks to run that SPECS.EXE and post the results. [And then make it easier for people to find the File Manager link].

If someone can't find their BB folder, getting them to run SPECS.exe might be too much to ask!! Just a joke.

Windows has eased computer usage as much as it can I think. In the olden days you would have to know a lot of stuff to get things to work. Writing your own batch files etc. Of course the serious would build their own etc. Not much need for it anymore, although there are still opportunities for the non programmer to do some of that stuff.
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#713911 - 04/19/22 05:17 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Video: Finding your Band-in-a-Box Program Location on Windows [Re: Gordon Scott]
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Originally Posted By: Gordon Scott
Hi Chantelle,

When you right-click and open the shortcut, the box above the "Start in" box is "Target" and shows the full path to the executable, wherever it is.

Yes, this is true and something that I recommend to people who maybe aren't as comfortable digging through their PC's internal drive without knowing exactly where they're going.
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