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Sound Mill Specific Migration Steps

IMPORTANT: Make sure you do the steps in the General Migration Cook Book BEFORE proceeding to these program specific steps.

Sound Mill Specific Migration Steps


Prepare for Migration

Sound Mill : Optional - If you plan to retire the Source Computer, you may want to save configuration information from it prior to migration. This is precautionary in case there is a critial problem in the migration and you need to reset your program settings. This is also all good information to have as a backup in the event of a potential future Windows crash.


Following the general migration steps above

Once you have completed the general migration steps above, these are additional specific steps for this program.


Program Settings Validation

Open the program and click Tools >Settings Validation Check . This will list any detected migration errors in the Program Settings so you know what needs attention. Most of the errors will likely be related to folder path locations and new devices detected on the Target Computer.


External Programs

If the Settings Validation Check above shows any errors with the External Program definitions, it probably means you copied them to a different folder path location on the Target Computer (or forgot to copy them). In this case, go to Tools > Repair Moved File Paths. When prompted, specify the folder where you have copied the External Program files to on the Target Computer. If External Programs are in multiple folders, do this step once for each folder.


Output Groups and Devices

The Settings Validation Check above shows any errors detected with Output Groups and Devices. It is almost certian that sound card Devices will be different on the Target Computer. It is best to recreate Output Groups and Devices regardless of whether you use the Output Groups feature. This will prevent errors showing up when you do Validation checks. Do these steps in this order.

  1. Reset Devices - Go to Tools > Outputs / Devices > Devices > Reset .
  2. Reset Output Groups - Go to Tools > Outputs / Devices > Output Groups > Reset .
  3. If you use the Output Groups feature, you then need to Edit each Output Group to select the Devices that should be contained in the group.

For Each Sound List

Resolve any errors from the Settings Validation Check steps above before proceeding to check your Sound Lists.

Open a Sound List, then click Tools > Sound List Validation Check . This will list any detected migration errors with the Sound List. Primarily these will be related to media file folder path changes as a result of the migration setup (ie where you placed media file folders). These folder path issues can be fixed using Tools > Repair Moved File Paths. When prompted, specify the folder where you have copied the media file to on the Target Computer. If media files are in multiple folders, do this step once for each folder.

If your media files are located anywhere in the User Documents folder, you will have to do this Repair step.