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What should I do to import a backup music playlist?

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Please help me.I backed up my music list at first, then I uninstalled and reinstalled Poweramp. I was unable to import the backed up music list after reloading.

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In case anyone else has the same issue, when Poweramp exports (backs up) any internally created playlists, they are saved as .M3U8  files to a folder on your device - usually /Playlists/ on the internal storage.

To get these newly created files back into a new installation of Poweramp, first copy those .M3U8 files to a location that you want to use for keeping your playlists on the new device - which could be the same folder name if you wish. Then make sure that Poweramp is configured to allow auto-scanning of that location, which is done by ticking the appropriate folder names in Settings > Library > Music Folders.  Once that is done, any playlist files found by Poweramp will automatically be brought into the Playlist category in PA's library.

Andre

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Hi, I'm a new user and I have a similar issue. After installing Poweramp in my Asus tablet Poweramp doesn't see my playlists at all. After using the export feature in my Galaxy phone where Poweramp sees them fine becuase the phone had an existing music program that I'm assuming Poweramp just used it's playlist files, I used Poweramp's export tool to save them. Next I moved the files into my Windows PC where I copied them to the tablets music folder (on SD card where all my .flac files are located) but no luck once I did a rescan. Still hoping, I tried moving them into the tablet's internal storage in a folder I named "Playlists" and the app still can't find them even though I verified that path is on its list of folders to scan.

I suspect it's because the path to the files in my phone isn't recognized by the app due to the music being in a different path and needs to be changed? I had to do this a few years back to get a Cowon Plenue D to see the playlists (I used the jetaudio priogram then) but it's been so long I'll need to research how to do it all over again?  Can you point me to any help so I don't have to manually create the playlists? Thanks.........Ronnie

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Yes, the paths saved in the Playlist files will be different - easy enough to fix with search&replace in a text editor though - but the actual playlist names should still be recognised and shown in PA, even if they appear to be empty when opened. Have you tried a FULL Rescan? It's also worth checking that the location is definitely enabled (ticked) in PA Settings > Library > Music Folders first, even though it does sound correct from what you've said.

Andre

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Thanks for your quick response Andre! I was already thinking I needed to change the path to SD/Music since the playlist files in my phone and PC are obviously different from the tablet's SD card. FYI I did do a full rescan and double ck. the settings in the Library before posting here..........Ronnie

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