I'll keep an open mind as anything is possible, but I am still skeptical of it.
Missing from the library is one thing, missing from the actual drive is another. When you say missing from the folder, I am assuming you mean from the folder on the drive wile viewing it in the host OS and not while browsing in XBMC.
If you haven't closed and restarted XBMC since this happened, you could check the log for any indications of what may have happened. Since you probably were not in debug mode, there may not be a lot of info, but look anyhow.
If the files are accessed via the network, they will not go into the trash when deleted. They are just deleted. I ran across a great Windows tool the other day called Shadow Explorer. It can show you deleted files and folders. Run it on the Windows server host where the files are actually stored. It saved my bacon just a few days ago when no other un-delete tool could find my missing files.
Are you sure theRenamer was done renaming and moving them before they got scanned? Are you sure theRenamer didn't do something to them? I haven't used theRenamer in some time, so I don't recall all of its options and quirks.
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2013-03-21 20:23 Post: #11
(This post was last modified: 2013-03-21 20:26 by kricker.)
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2013-03-22 02:27 Post: #12
(2013-03-21 18:31)pharm1025 Wrote: 2. Drivebender doesn't appear to have any problems. (Not Drivebender)Just from my experience, I'd have to say DriveBender is most likely your issue. I've recently rebuilt my server and switch from DB to DrivePool as my last setup with DriveBender somehow lost a bunch of pictures, videos, etc. even though it was supposed to be completely redundant in this regard. I spent two weeks manually going through each hard drive and culling through original and $DUPLICATE.DRIVEBENDER folders looking for the missing files to no avail.
I then had to explain to my wife what had happened and she was adamant that I find another pooling solution (not her actual words...).
I've been running DrivePool for over a month with no issues.
I know you mentioned that the problem only seems to affect video files, but I would still look to DB which actively alters HDD contents before XBMC, which does not without any user intervention.