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    Windows 10 updates wipe out Asset configuration

    Happened again. Every time there is a major Windows 10 update, my Asset (release 6) configuration gets wiped out and I have to type in the whole thing again.

    Does anyone know what particular file(s) are the ones affected.
    I am very familiar with most of the Asset files that define e.g. the icons and search keys, and those don't seem to get affected by updates, so why the config ?
    Last edited by chrisletts; 08-09-2017 at 06:41 AM.

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    Re: Windows 10 updates wipe out Asset configuration

    %appdata%\dBpoweramp

    If you type this location into Windows file explorer.

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    Re: Windows 10 updates wipe out Asset configuration

    Quote Originally Posted by Spoon View Post
    %appdata%\dBpoweramp

    If you type this location into Windows file explorer.

    That gives me nothing except a bin file for CD ripping, and a text file with a list of genres !

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    Re: Windows 10 updates wipe out Asset configuration

    Quote Originally Posted by chrisletts View Post
    That gives me nothing except a bin file for CD ripping, and a text file with a list of genres !
    What is your Asset Running Mode, Local Account or Service?

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    Re: Windows 10 updates wipe out Asset configuration

    Quote Originally Posted by mville View Post
    What is your Asset Running Mode, Local Account or Service?
    Running as service, so I don't have to go to the office to log on every time I want music !

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    Re: Windows 10 updates wipe out Asset configuration

    Is your Windows 10, 64-bit?

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    Re: Windows 10 updates wipe out Asset configuration

    Quote Originally Posted by mville View Post
    Is your Windows 10, 64-bit?
    yes it is

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    Re: Windows 10 updates wipe out Asset configuration

    For the Windows OS, Asset UPnP configuration files exist in a umedialibary folder, the location of which varies, depending on the Asset UPnP Running Mode and the OS version.

    If the Asset Running Mode is Local Account, then the umedialibary folder is located here:
    %appdata%\dBpoweramp

    i.e. in the user account's AppData folder (C:\Users\%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\dBpoweramp ).

    If the Asset Running Mode is Service, then the umedialibary folder is located here, for Windows 64-bit versions:
    C:\Windows\SysWOW64\config\systemprofile\AppData\R oaming\dBpoweramp

    It is very likely, but I am not entirely sure, but if the Asset Running Mode is Service, then the umedialibary folder is located here, for Windows 32-bit versions:
    C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\AppData\R oaming\dBpoweramp

    Perhaps a Windows 32-bit OS user running Asset can confirm this?

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    Re: Windows 10 updates wipe out Asset configuration

    Quote Originally Posted by mville View Post
    For the Windows OS, Asset UPnP configuration files exist in a umedialibary folder, the location of which varies, depending on the Asset UPnP Running Mode and the OS version.
    ....
    If the Asset Running Mode is Service, then the umedialibary folder is located here, for Windows 64-bit versions:
    C:\Windows\SysWOW64\config\systemprofile\AppData\R oaming\dBpoweramp
    ....
    So do you reckon it will solve the problem to keep a backup copy of AssetUPnPDefinedBrowseTreev6.txt and then when windows wipes it during an update, to reinstate it. (or even the whole folder?)
    My browse tree is considerably different to the default one.

    I still can't see why a Windows update would wipe it though !

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    Re: Windows 10 updates wipe out Asset configuration

    Quote Originally Posted by chrisletts View Post
    So do you reckon it will solve the problem to keep a backup copy of AssetUPnPDefinedBrowseTreev6.txt and then when windows wipes it during an update, to reinstate it. (or even the whole folder?)
    Yes, I always backup the umedialibrary folder.


    Quote Originally Posted by chrisletts View Post
    I still can't see why a Windows update would wipe it though !
    Because software companies are idiots and do not test/cater for all scenarios, present company (Illustrate) excluded, of course
    Last edited by mville; 08-14-2017 at 10:32 AM.

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    Re: Windows 10 updates wipe out Asset configuration

    Thanks for the solution!

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