Move not working as expected

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#1

I am new to MB here is my environment.
i7-3770
16 GB ram
2- 1tb ssd
Windows 7
I have over 10,000 M4A files in 1500 folders under c:\music and another 1000 m4a in the root of the c:\music folder.
Lookup and scan took over 24 hours. Save is on its 4th day.
I have move option selected to move the matched files to c:\Music_Sorted.

Here is my issue. When saving, a COPY is saved to c:\Music_Sorted. The original remains unchanged in c:\music. I was expecting it to MOVE the file by deleting the original from the source folder. I expected only the unmatched music to be left in the source folder.
My concern is when i process the next batch of files it will take twice as long to process.

Am I looking at this the wrong way??

Tom


#2

This might sound like a dumb question, but are your original files read-only?


#3

No the files and folders are not read only.

Thanks for asking…


#4

I recall there being an issue if the source drive was a NAS share, but you mentioned that both source and destination were C:, so that’s not it.

I’m looking through the related tickets in Jira, and haven’t found anything that exactly matches your problem. The closest I found was PICARD-464. I wonder if Windows is slow in releasing the files from the lookup and scan, and that’s making the files appear to be read-only?

You might try with just a few files and see if the log (under Help) shows anything that might help identify the problem. If not, you may have to try turning on the debug logging.


#5

Picard can’t cope with huge amounts of files. For it to be manageable some batch work is necessary.

In any case, I don’t think it will be possible to see what’s happening until Picard has finished processing the current files, or has been restarted.