OK, ran a test to see if my paths.txt worked, I've attached a video to demonstrate the test...I'm running with discardable , so cm restarts on each try...
First test, paths.txt exists, loads in about 1 second..
Second test, delete paths.txt, run CM, takes about 4 seconds to scan hd and creates new paths.txt as I point out..
Third test, run CM again, loads in about 1 sec, so it is reading from paths.txt..
This is what the first few lines of my txt file look like...
LSTc:\testmusic\Music\Classic Rock-Metal\- Various -\folder.jpg
LSTc:\testmusic\Music\Pop-New Wave\- Various -\folder.jpg
LSTc:\testmusic\Music\Classic Rock-Metal\10,000 Maniacs\folder.jpg
LSTc:\testmusic\Music\Classic Rock-Metal\38 Special\folder.jpg
LSTc:\testmusic\Music\Pop-New Wave\A Flock Of Seagulls\folder.jpg
LSTc:\testmusic\Music\Pop-New Wave\A Ha\folder.jpg
Note the zero on the top, does yours have this?