Modifying the MediaMonkey db and ini files
Updated by Russell Samuels on Feb 24, 2016

The MediaMonkey database stores most of the information in the MediaMonkey library, including Track Metadata, Synchronization rules, and Filter configuration. The exception is the MediaMonkey 4 artwork cache which is stored within the file system. Most configuration data is stored in an .ini file that saves configuration information on a per-user basis (the exception being some configuration related to Views which is stored in the registry). These files are stored in different locations depending on the version of MediaMonkey and the operating system.

To modify any of these files, first make sure that MediaMonkey has been closed. You can then use the following tools to edit the files:

  • .ini files can be edited with a text editor such as Notepad
  • .mdb files can be edited (at your own risk) with Access (MediaMonkey 2.x)
  • .db files can be viewed with various tools that support SQLite

Here are the default locations of these files:
MediaMonkey 4.x:

  • Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 / Vista:
  • Windows XP:
    C:\Documents and Settings\<USERNAME>\Application Data\MediaMonkey\MM.DB
    C:\Documents and Settings\<USERNAME>\Application Data\MediaMonkey\MediaMonkey.ini
    C:\Documents and Settings\<USERNAME>\Application Data\MediaMonkey\MetadataCache
  • Portable Mode:
    In the 'Portable' subdirectory of the location to which MediaMonkey was installed. e.g.
    <MediaMonkey Portable Install Folder>\Portable\MM.DB
    <MediaMonkey Portable Install Folder>\Portable\MediaMonkey.ini
    <MediaMonkey Portable Install Folder>\Portable\MetadataCache\

MediaMonkey 3.x:

  • Windows XP:
    C:\Documents and Settings\<USERNAME>\Local Settings\Application Data\MediaMonkey\MM.DB
    C:\Documents and Settings\<USERNAME>\Local Settings\Application Data\MediaMonkey\MediaMonkey.ini
  • Windows 8 / 7 / Vista:

MediaMonkey 2.5:

  • Windows XP:
    C:\Documents and Settings\<USERNAME>\My Documents\My Music\MediaMonkey\MediaMonkey.mdb
    C:\Documents and Settings\<USERNAME>\My Documents\My Music\MediaMonkey\MediaMonkey.ini

NOTE: If you cannot see these files, it likely means that you need to enable viewing of hidden files/folders.
In Windows explorer, go to Tools > Folder options. Select the View tab and check "Show hidden files and folders".
The folders and files listed should now be accessible.

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