i just set up syncthing successfully (or so i thought) with a lot of support from here now i have encountered a really strange issue…
certain files from my main machine (the one i was syncing from) are missing. however, this only applies to very specific files, so i assume this was not a general syncing error.
so this is my folder structure: folder to sync: /Users/me folder with all my music: /Users/me/Music/_music and from there it is /$band/$album
i have a rather large music collection and was therefore not able to check each and every folder before posting this. i did, however, check the ‘most important’ artists… here is the problem:
each of these folders is missing only the audio files. basically, i still have each cover.jpg and/or folder.jpg, i still have the appropriate m3u playlist files. but the .mp3 and/or .flac files are gone.
it gets stranger…
still displays all files i was expecting to be in those directories. but then
are missing the audio files again while still containing non-audio files.
so, either it was chance that each time i checked folders, the more important bands were missing audio files while not that important ones still kept theirs. or i must have set up a sync improperly and somehow only my important tracks have been deleted.
is there some way to recover my files? some bands i love are not popular at all and it might be very difficult to even find those files on the internet anywhere (especially live recordings that i cant just re-download from itunes or amazon).
or at least find out what caused this so i can make sure it won’t happen again? i have no idea around when those files might possibly have disappeared, so i don’t even know if logfiles would be helpful…
any ideas? thanks in advance =)