How do I install MC?
Media Companion comes in a compressed Self-Extracting
EXE file. Run the EXE and extract the entire archive to a folder which has user access rights,
eg desktop, documents etc OR simply c:\mediacompanion\
MC is a portable program & has no installer & does not use the registry to store data. It writes config files (the old fashioned way) in its own directories.
Do not use program files on Vista or Win 7 machines. Due to User Access Control (UAC) on these systems, it stops MC from writting configuration files to these
In addition your media files will need to be in a location also that MC can write to.
e.g. c:\media\Movies\ & c:\media\TV Shows\
Files can also be on a networked drive (NAS unit) as long as the user has the required rights to write files to that shared folder.
How do I update MC?
You can simply overwrite your current install with the new one. You current configuration files will be kept & not overridden since they are not in the download release.
*Please delete moviecache.xml &
tvcache.xml from Settings folder before starting the new version of MC for the first time.
MC will rebuild the Movie and TV Show Lists on startup.
How do I perform a complete fresh install
Just delete the whole contents of the folder you have MC installed in. All the configuration files will also be deleted. Your media nfo files will not be deleted since they reside in the same folder as the respective media files.
How do I clear the configuration without doing a complete fresh install?
Just delete the folder Settings under the folder you have Media Companion installed in. When you restart MC, it will recreate this folder with the default settings.
The following information will be lost....
- any regex's that you have added (default ones will rebuild on restart)
- moviesets (if you rebuild your media, MC will retrieve the movie sets from the media nfo's)