Are my playlists gone?
First of all: many thanks to Jonas and others for developing this very nice software, and for keeping improving it! (I'm particularly grateful for the new Smart Playlists and Ratings functions)
Recently, a notification started appearing for me when I launched Strawberry, advising me to stop using the snap version and to install the native (Ubuntu) version. So I installed the native version via apt-get, and then removed the snap via the Software Installer... maybe a bit hastily, because it now seems that my playlists have disappeared. I should have checked earlier.
Is there any way to recover the playlists I created via the snap Strawberry? And while we're at it, the database with ratings, number of plays, etc?
Please let me know.
jonas last edited by
Snap uses different directories for configuration. The playlist is stored in strawberry.db.
sudo find / -name 'strawberry.db'
That should give you an idea of where it is, basically you need to copy that to ~/.local/share/strawberry/strawberry/strawberry.db
Make sure you do what while strawberry is not running.
You might also want to look for the old strawberry.conf and copy that to ~/.config/strawberry/strawberry.conf
Unfortunately I can only find one strawberry.db, which is already located at the spot you mention... So I guess my previous Strawberry database was wiped out when I clicked the 'remove' button in the Software Installer
That'll teach me to be a bit more cautious before uninstalling software!
jonas last edited by
Looking in a VM here I used to test the snap, I found the files in the following locations.
I can confirm that
snap remove strawberry
wiped the files. That's horrible.
I'll add that to the warning dialog in Strawberry.
I plan to discontinue the snap, but there currently is a process packaging strawberry in debian, I'll wait until that is complete.
The snap has caused so many complaints and bad reviews because of restrictions and slowness.
@jonas Yes, adding a note about this in the warning dialog would be useful, thanks.
For me, it's no catastrophe, I'll just reconstitute my playlists little by little.