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Can corrupted playlists be recovered from foobar cache/temp files?

Hello, some months ago my computer suffered a power outage, resulting in that foobar overwrote all playlist as empty. Is there any chance there are playlists in the cache or in temporal files? For me it means a year of background music selections which is priceless. I checked the changelog and there was a fix related to playlist corruption so in that regard I assume it is fixed, so there's any chance to recover them?

Re: Can corrupted playlists be recovered from foobar cache/temp files?

Reply #1
foobar2000 did nothing to your playlists during that power outage, the operating system toasted them, probably along with a bunch of random still-cached files, which are now forever lost, unless you had real backups.

Re: Can corrupted playlists be recovered from foobar cache/temp files?

Reply #2
What foobar2000 version are you using?

There were improvements in 1.4 series meant to prevent exactly this from happening; older versions would save all playlists on each shutdown while 1.4 and up only rewrites ones that actually changed.

Re: Can corrupted playlists be recovered from foobar cache/temp files?

Reply #3
An older one: 1.3.19
Not sure if relevant but in case it is: I was using foo_jesus.

 

Re: Can corrupted playlists be recovered from foobar cache/temp files?

Reply #4
And do you still have the foo_jesus ZIP files?

Unfortunately I think it (still?) does not include the playlists-v1.3 folder (or playlists*) by default unless you had added that to foo_jesus preferences. So you might be out of luck...

 
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