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Import from txt-file failure
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DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantml7
Registered: January 26, 2020
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Hi,

unfortunatly I've already wasted three hours for a task, that should take five minutes.

I have a big DVD collection (1000+) and use Excel to manage it. So I created a txt-file with my DVDs.
DVDProfiler imported it, then I had to spend one hour doing some changes and additions, then it imported the profiles, again I had to click YES all the time, when there were more than one DVD (series for examples) and than finally I could click "add now" and then DVDProfiler was not able to import them with this Error message:

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A file access error occured.

DVD Profiler is unable to aquire access to the file. Please check file and directory attributes and permissions.

Cannot create file C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\Besitzer\Desktop\DVDProfiler\Database\...
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I can add single DVDs, but I cannot add DVDs imported with a txt-file. So what do I have to do to get DVD Profiler working properly?

Thank you in advance
m


Edit: I forgot, since I'm using Linux I installes DVD Profiler on a virtual machine running Win XP.

Edit: I tried several virtual machines, even a Win7, but it seems, DVD Profiler can't save this file if it is installed on a VM, so it doesn't work.
 Last edited: by ml7
DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantml7
Registered: January 26, 2020
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Ok, I found it myself.

DVD Profiler is so stupid, it uses a charakter, which is not supported in filenames and does not allow to change it. Hours wasted just for that.
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar Contributorrdodolak
Registered: March 18, 2007
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Quoting ml7:
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DVD Profiler is so stupid, it uses a charakter, which is not supported in filenames and does not allow to change it. Hours wasted just for that.


Care to elaborate in further detail?
DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantml7
Registered: January 26, 2020
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I used the EAN and the name of the movie, which was much better, because I instantly new, what moviename was missing, if the EAN wasn't in the database. DVD Profiler used the character, which was used by the texeditor for linefeed. It looked like a rectangle. And DVD Profiler wanted to build a filename with it. And no chance to change either filename or destination in DVD Profiler.
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