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Solved [Winamp] Will not save current playlist on W8/W8.1


#1
Ever since my migration to Windows 8.1 I have a problem that got me mind boggling and i just can not seem to solve.
I have already asked this question on the Winamp forums but before we could analyze better there, the forums went down (due to their company merger) . :(


I did a clean installation of Windows 8.1 a few months ago.
Then I installed all my apps and manually migrated settings of all the software i use ( from a Windows 7 image ) . I also did this for Winamp .
Everything works 100% since the installation, but when using Winamp the ' current' playlist which the program automatically creates sporadically will not save!
After opening a random number of times, the playlist disappeared spontaneously thus winamp was started with an empty playlist.
This means i can load my recursive playlist each time i start Winamp ( very frustrating with 50K + mp3's ).
I can not think of any software that is installed on my PC which could affect this situation (I don't use a separate antivir. Just Windows Defender).


What I've done so far:
- Uninstalled Winamp. Removed the settings folder. Reinstalled Winamp.
- No additional plugins / addons or whatever installed for winamp .
- Double checked and forced the read-only flag on the winamp user data folder (to make sure the playlist can be saved/written).


The settings folder is in the following location : C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Winamp\
The current playlist is saved as : Winamp.m3u and Winamp.m3u8


Does anyone here have any idea how I can fix this problem?
 

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Mr Sardonicus

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#2

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#3
Hmm, thanks for the tip.
I will have to test this for about a week, before i will be able to tell if it might have done the trick.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 4770K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD7-TH
    Memory
    2 x 4GB G-Skill RipjawsX 1600 MHz DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    HIS IceQ R9 290X (LC)
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    RME Babyface Pro
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    2 x Dell U2412M 24" WUXGA
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    1 x Intel SSD750 PCI-e NVMe SSD 400GB
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    2 x Seagate ST4000VN000 4TB in RAID1
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    Logitech G710+
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    Logitech G302 Daedalus
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#4
Well, sadly this trick does not seem to have helped.
Just fired up winamp again, and boom... playlist is simply gone. :(

Any other suggestions? :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 4770K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD7-TH
    Memory
    2 x 4GB G-Skill RipjawsX 1600 MHz DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    HIS IceQ R9 290X (LC)
    Sound Card
    RME Babyface Pro
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Dell U2412M 24" WUXGA
    Screen Resolution
    2 x 1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    1 x Intel SSD750 PCI-e NVMe SSD 400GB
    4 x Sandisk Ultra Extreme 2 120GB SSD in RAID0,
    2 x Seagate ST4000VN000 4TB in RAID1
    PSU
    Seasonic X-850
    Case
    Lian Li PC-A61 USB 3.0
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    CoolIT Vantage PRO
    Keyboard
    Logitech G710+
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    Logitech G302 Daedalus
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    Google Chrome
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#5
Anyone? Please? :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 4770K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD7-TH
    Memory
    2 x 4GB G-Skill RipjawsX 1600 MHz DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    HIS IceQ R9 290X (LC)
    Sound Card
    RME Babyface Pro
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Dell U2412M 24" WUXGA
    Screen Resolution
    2 x 1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    1 x Intel SSD750 PCI-e NVMe SSD 400GB
    4 x Sandisk Ultra Extreme 2 120GB SSD in RAID0,
    2 x Seagate ST4000VN000 4TB in RAID1
    PSU
    Seasonic X-850
    Case
    Lian Li PC-A61 USB 3.0
    Cooling
    CoolIT Vantage PRO
    Keyboard
    Logitech G710+
    Mouse
    Logitech G302 Daedalus
    Internet Speed
    90 Mbit DSL
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Other Info
    It flies. :)
#6
Hello there,

Is there anyone who could help me solve this issue? I swear this is driving me insane, because i am used to using Winamp a lot. I still can't believe i am the only Windows 8.1 user who seems to have a problem with this... :(
Is there anyone else who could point me into another direction for more information perhaps? (seeing as the winamp forums have been shutdown).
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 4770K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD7-TH
    Memory
    2 x 4GB G-Skill RipjawsX 1600 MHz DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    HIS IceQ R9 290X (LC)
    Sound Card
    RME Babyface Pro
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Dell U2412M 24" WUXGA
    Screen Resolution
    2 x 1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    1 x Intel SSD750 PCI-e NVMe SSD 400GB
    4 x Sandisk Ultra Extreme 2 120GB SSD in RAID0,
    2 x Seagate ST4000VN000 4TB in RAID1
    PSU
    Seasonic X-850
    Case
    Lian Li PC-A61 USB 3.0
    Cooling
    CoolIT Vantage PRO
    Keyboard
    Logitech G710+
    Mouse
    Logitech G302 Daedalus
    Internet Speed
    90 Mbit DSL
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Other Info
    It flies. :)
#7
I got in touch with Winamp support again.
Turns out i had a scheduled task setup with Ccleaner every other day.
This was actually cleaning up the regular winamp playlist. :S
Anyway, problem solved. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 4770K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD7-TH
    Memory
    2 x 4GB G-Skill RipjawsX 1600 MHz DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    HIS IceQ R9 290X (LC)
    Sound Card
    RME Babyface Pro
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Dell U2412M 24" WUXGA
    Screen Resolution
    2 x 1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    1 x Intel SSD750 PCI-e NVMe SSD 400GB
    4 x Sandisk Ultra Extreme 2 120GB SSD in RAID0,
    2 x Seagate ST4000VN000 4TB in RAID1
    PSU
    Seasonic X-850
    Case
    Lian Li PC-A61 USB 3.0
    Cooling
    CoolIT Vantage PRO
    Keyboard
    Logitech G710+
    Mouse
    Logitech G302 Daedalus
    Internet Speed
    90 Mbit DSL
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Other Info
    It flies. :)