Note: The issue which this article is dedicated to has been fixed in TRAKTOR 2.6.1 - hence only users of Windows XP, Windows Vista and MAC OS X 10.6 who cannot use any update beyond 2.6.0 are affected. We kindly ask all other users experiencing this issue to update their TRAKTOR to 2.6.1 or higher.
In some cases, corruptions in the Track Collection may cause TRAKTOR to crash when closing the application. As a consequence, changes you make in your TRAKTOR Track Collection, such as adding tracks, creating new Playlists etc., are not restored after restarting TRAKTOR. Follow the below steps to rebuild your Track Collection and fix this:
- Make sure TRAKTOR is not running and open the TRAKTOR Root Directory, located by default in Documents > Native Instruments > Traktor 2.x.x (your current TRAKTOR version)
- Verify if this directory contains two files named "collection.nml" and "collectionNew.nml"
If both files are found, proceed as follows:
- Rename the file "collection.nml" to "collectionOld.nml"
- Rename "collectionNew.nml" to "collection.nml".
- Go to the folder Backup > Collection in your Root Directory and delete the file "Collection.nml".
- Start TRAKTOR.
All changes you made since the problem first occured should be restored. If only one file "collection.nml" is found, proceed as follows:
- Rename the file "collection.nml" to "collectionOld.nml".
- Start TRAKTOR. It will load with the default Collection.
- Right-click on Collection in the TRAKTOR browser and select Import another Collection from the context menu.
- Browse to the Traktor Root Directory and open the renamed file "collectionOld.nml".
- A window will pop up, asking you if you wish to import File tags or Collection tags. Choose Collection.
Now all your Tracks and Playlists will have been restored in a new Collection file and TRAKTOR should close correctly again, saving all your Collection edits accordingly.