TuneSpan failing to move files from child directories to parent directories

dornier shared this problem 9 years ago

I have most of the my TV Show files on a NAS drive in '/Video/TV/TV Shows' directory. However I have found that for some reason I also have other files in '/Video/TV/TV Shows/TV Shows' .

I've tried to span the files from '/Video/TV/TV Shows/TV Shows' to '/Video/TV/TV Shows' but TuneSpan complains saying that all selected tracks are already spanned to the new directory location. This doesn't quite make sense as they are 2 different directories places.

What is going on, can it support moving files from child to a higher parent directory and if so what do I need to do to move them with TuneSpan?

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You should be able to span from a child folder to it's parent folder.

Sounds to me like you may have the wrong folder selected.

Make sure the "TV" folder is set as your span location and not the "TV Shows" folder. TuneSpan creates those media type folders automatically. That's probably how this happened in the first place, at some point the "TV Shows" folder that TuneSpan created must have gotten set as your span location.

But, I'm not sure how that could have happened as TuneSpan should have warned you about spanning within a previously used span folder when that location was first selected.

Anyway, I just did a test to replicate your setup and then spanned back into the parent folder, it worked just fine. Let me know if you continue running into problems.

If you can't get it to work, a screenshot of what you're seeing in TuneSpan could help me understand the situation better.

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