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  1. Nate W's Avatar
    Another precursor of the upcoming Andromeda OS I presume
    Kind of scares me...some of the artists photos I get when playing Groove ;). Not sure I want their posing selfies on my lock screen to be honest...lol
    02-02-2018 02:10 PM
  2. Nate W's Avatar
    Thanks for the heads up. I tried the folder renaming thing earlier (renamed the Music folder on onedrive.com, created a new Music folder. Turns out Groove on Win10 notices the rename and now 'looks for music' in the renamed folder. Removed that search location, set it to the new Music folder. I see it index 79 new tracks (the amount in that folder), then set the app to show 'Music on Onedrive'. Result: empty list. Maybe because I also have those files stored locally? But the iOS app also sees zero OneDrive tracks. Signed out on iOS and back in. Still nothing. Sigh... Thanks for the suggestions though!
    Are they your own downloads or purchases?
    I synced a ton of songs offline that I did not ever purchase and it screwed up my playlists when I had to purchase and download the ones I wanted. Not sure if you are not seeing the tracks at all or if maybe you can build a playlist on your PC and sync the playlist offline to your phone (that is what I do).
    02-02-2018 02:13 PM
  3. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    Thanks for the heads up. I tried the folder renaming thing earlier (renamed the Music folder on onedrive.com, created a new Music folder. Turns out Groove on Win10 notices the rename and now 'looks for music' in the renamed folder. Removed that search location, set it to the new Music folder. I see it index 79 new tracks (the amount in that folder), then set the app to show 'Music on Onedrive'. Result: empty list. Maybe because I also have those files stored locally? But the iOS app also sees zero OneDrive tracks. Signed out on iOS and back in. Still nothing. Sigh... Thanks for the suggestions though!
    Okay. I am determined to help you solve this.

    Here's what I did.

    1 - Made a new folder called"Random" and copied all music from "Music" folder to it.

    2 - Hid the Random folder (with music inside) inside another folder so OneDrive could not find it.

    3 - Deleted original "Music" folder from OneDrive root and emptied OneDrive recycle bin.

    4 - Renamed "Random" folder to "Music".

    5 - Copied "Music" folder to root of OneDrive.

    6 - Signed out of OneDrive on Windows Phone, restarted phone, signed back in to OneDrive on phone.

    7 - Open Groove music on phone, sign out. Close app.

    8 - Open OneDrive on phone, sign in. Make sure it matches the web version (e.g. it sees the "Music" folder in root.

    9 - Open Groove on phone, sign in.

    10 - In Groove on phone, go to the menu, and under OneDrive tap "Sync my music" and it should start syncing.

    On my desktop, I signed out of Groove completely. Deleted all locally stored music and removed all folders for it to look in.

    I then reset the Groove app by deleting the database (see below for how to do that).

    • Make sure the app is closed (and the WWAHost process is not running)
    • Go to C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.ZuneMusic_[random string/hash]\LocalState\Database
    • I only had one folder listed, and the name was random. Likely another hash of something user-specific.
    • Rename (or delete) the folder, and the database will be rebuilt on the next program run.


    Once done, I reopened Groove afresh and checked that I had no folders set for it to search for music. This meant that absolutely no music files were shown inside Groove at all and were all deleted.

    I then signed in to Groove on desktop and it started updating from OneDrive directly using the new "Music" folder we made above.

    The phone also started syncing from OneDrive inside Groove but was much slower than the desktop.

    So, in the end, both phone and PC stream music from OneDrive with nothing stored or searched for locally.

    Let me know if you have any issues or questions with this. I'll be happy to help.
    Joe920 likes this.
    02-05-2018 10:03 PM
  4. Joe920's Avatar
    Okay. I am determined to help you solve this.

    Here's what I did.

    1 - Made a new folder called"Random" and copied all music from "Music" folder to it.

    ....

    10 - In Groove on phone, go to the menu, and under OneDrive tap "Sync my music" and it should start syncing.
    Wow, thanks for all that. Amazing how many steps are needed to get Groove to so something that it should be doing out of the box! Pretty stubborn app.. I'll let you know when I have a chance to try all this out.
    TgeekB likes this.
    02-06-2018 08:35 AM
  5. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    Wow, thanks for all that. Amazing how many steps are needed to get Groove to so something that it should be doing out of the box! Pretty stubborn app.. I'll let you know when I have a chance to try all this out.
    Good luck! There may be less steps but this is what I pieced together from my own research and experience with this issue.
    02-06-2018 11:55 PM
  6. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    Now that MS has effectively killed the Insider Program for mobile, I was wondering what happens to this section of the forum? Will it be retired or just left to its own devices?
    02-10-2018 07:25 AM
  7. Nate W's Avatar
    I say let us have our fun. It won't hurt for it to stay here. Yet I am not the one that makes those decisions. Plus the information contained is still a good source today for many, even if it was unofficially killed.
    02-10-2018 08:48 AM
  8. Nate W's Avatar
    02-11-2018 10:42 AM
  9. mtf1380's Avatar
    Received it this morning:)
    02-11-2018 01:18 PM
  10. raycpl's Avatar
    Got it too...
    I'm undecided about it....

    ... !
    02-11-2018 01:20 PM
  11. pgoelz's Avatar
    Available to fast ring only? Every time I set my L950 to the fast ring, it reboots, then says it needs to reboot to stop insider builds. Upon that reboot, it is not in the insider program. Did I miss something?

    Paul
    02-11-2018 03:09 PM
  12. Nate W's Avatar
    @pgoelz Someone will have the appxbundle soon. :0
    02-11-2018 07:02 PM
  13. Nate W's Avatar
    Available to fast ring only? Every time I set my L950 to the fast ring, it reboots, then says it needs to reboot to stop insider builds. Upon that reboot, it is not in the insider program. Did I miss something?

    Paul
    You'll probably need to uninstall the old photos app with interop tools.
    https://forum.xda-developers.com/sho...&postcount=353
    02-12-2018 10:47 AM
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