I have a small problem using the Export cover to file Action when changing or upgrading album artwork. If there is already an existing file in the directory, Folder.jpg, for example, the Export cover to file Action will not overwrite the file, instead it will create a new file Folder(1).jpg. Please note that it will not create the Folder(1).jpg file if the existing file is the same as the new file.
What I would like to do is either be able to delete the existing Folder.jpg file before exporting the new cover to the directory, or have the option on the Export cover to file Action to overwrite the file if it exists.
I want to be able to do this within Action scripts.
Is this currently possible? If not, could this be considered as a possible enhancement.
Generating the batch file worked well. However, I don't get the "Display Export file now?" message. I checked my Options setting and all messages are checked. I ran the provided HTML_MP3TAG export, it worked as expected, but did not prompt with the message.
Has this feature changed or am I looking at a bug?
It is a very clever idea.
But it's not my idea.
Forum member DetlevD pioneered that method as early as September 2010. How to create a shortcut file to a physical file?
I've used the .mte file provided in that post as the template for various other export scripts that I call "Export Tools" (Thanks DetlevD!)
Options > Messages > check-mark "at exporting tags"
For me, the message is disabled only if that is un-checked.
That is bad news for people like me who expect to upgrade to Windows 10.
It seems to me that the message is generated by Mp3tag, not the OS, so I would consider that a bug and make a report in the "Bug Reports" forum.
But before that, I would toggle that check-mark a few times and make sure "OK" was clicked after every change. Maybe even open and close Mp3tag.
It will be very annoying if that option does not work in Windows 10.
I just read your bug report.
It looks like we have not been clear with each other.
It appears that the "Display Export file now?" message is never shown when exporting from the Action menu.
Try exporting directly from the toolbar, using the Export dialogue.