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    how long should it take to load 250GB of music

    I have atom 330 and scorpio black running windows 7 and latest OM. I have already given up a few times. About how long should this database take to build? and what is the proper procedure? Is there any progress indicators? I'm probably just being impatient.

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    It should index pretty quickly, and the progress is shown in the top bar. It should indicate "Indexing Music" and then the speed is measures in the number of songs/sec it is indexing. It should not take very long.

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    We do it faster then everyone else but its still a tremendous amount of music to go through one at a time and pull and save all the relevant metadata from. Like ws6vert said, along the top of the default skin (right where you would expect the song name to appear) you will see progress information as soon as the indexing starts (usually ~30seconds after the front end loads depending on what plugins are loaded). It will display percent complete and songs/second which should give you a decent idea of how long it will take after just a few seconds.

    If thats not happening for you double check two things:
    1. That the music location is correctly set in the music settings.
    2. That the "Index new music on startup" checkbox is checked in the music settings.

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    I forgot to click index at startup, now I see the progress going on the top. Thanks!

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    Well it got to 77% and then it froze up. I tried again a few times and it freezes at before 1% completion. Is there anything I can do to help this along, maybe delete the partial DB?

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    Yes, the DB is located in the local app directory under your win7 user folder. If it the problem occurs again, please post up so we can further investigate the problem.

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    The only time indexing will really freeze is if a file is in use....currently we wait for it to no longer be in use before continuing (which can in some cases be never). I hate making users jump through hoops unless i'm sure what an issue is so i'll say theres probably no need to delete the database. The fact that its now stopping at 1% says that its the same file thats causing the issue. Due to the immense log file it would create we don't list each file as its being indexed yet (but can create a special plugin for you if need be).

    Theres one thing I would try first:
    * Restart the computer
    * Load up openMobile and let it begin indexing again but don't browse to the music directory in windows or start playing songs

    Sometimes windows will try extracting metadata from files when your browsing a folder and then the process freezes. The user can't tell but it has the file open and prevents anything from accessing it.

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    well its still hung up at .42% but I tried to "run as administrator" and it showed me songs for the first time but its still hung on a fresh boot anything I can try? and should I always "run as admin"?

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    One other option I just thought of....if its staying stuck at .42% that means the indexing is frozen not that the indexing died. Which means we should be able to look at the files openMobile has open and figure out which ones causing the problems.

    Download this:
    http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ofview.zip

    Run it when openMobile is stuck indexing. Right click the column headers -> choose only file name, full path and process name. Then sort by processes and go to the openMobile.exe section.

    There will be a whole bunch of images and dll's for the skins and plugins but hopefully theres a music file open in the list too. That's the one its hanging on and if we can figure out which music file, then fixing it is easy.

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