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Pryor to an update,I spent months editing and recovering album meta-data manually from the internet,making sure everything is the way it should be,sad to say after a kernel update I could not log in and decided to reinstall my operating system,lucky for me I had a backup,all I want to know is how can I recover music id3 tags from "metadata.db" for banshee ?

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Have you tried replacing the new, empty metadata.db by the old one? –  Jos Aug 3 at 9:45
    
I'm new to ubuntu,but if it is any consolation,I copied the recovery backup to its original places.I also don't know how to copy the metadata.db to a new location,I do have sqliteman installed. –  user179732 Aug 3 at 10:03
    
I meant simply copying the backup version over the new empty copy. Either with drag-and-drop in the Files manager, or a terminal command such as cp /path-to-backup/metadata.db /path-to-new-version/. And restart Banshee. –  Jos Aug 3 at 11:05

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