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A full backup should include the personal info. You can 1) try making a new backup, or 2) simply move the the whole file folder to the new system, or 3) after(!) option 2 do a full database repair on the old machine and run a new backup.
Also read Data Recovery
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The Release Notes for v3.6.0 say:
"Create up to ten custom collection categories, with a selectable image and data tracking."

So I'm afraid that it is 'working as intended". 
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Quoting Magmadrag:
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And I wonder how others handle the overview of 100 child profiles of one box without any box between.

Manual Profiles for the seasons, as Addicted2DVD already mentioned.
My "Star Trek TNG 20th Anniversary Set" (silver/green box) looks like

in my Profiler. I even created manual "BoxSets" for several anime series that were released on a number on independent DVDs to have more order.
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Quoting Magmadrag:
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So if I watch an old movie or series (4:3) on a 16:9 TV and use the stretching tool, then I don't have the black bars left and right.

But that completely happy funtimes up the geometry? I'd rather scratch my eyes out than watching all those people getting Stewie Griffin heads.
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Quoting Magmadrag:
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But in a time where creating BluRay became quite easy, why do they not create them in 4:3? I've done BluRays with old movies myself, no problem keeping them in their size - and then the player is able to stretch the picture to full width of the screen.

I'm a bit confused about what is exactly your point here? What do you mean by "stretch the picture to full width of the screen"? To a 4x3 or 16x9 screen? And "stretch" as in zooming in or messing up the aspect ratio?

The picture on a BD is usually 1920x1080 pixel (ratio 1.78:1) so they do fill the sides up for old 1.33:1 material. Sure they could put such material on as 1440x1080 pixel, but what exactly would that gain? Nothing for 16:9 TVs that have been standard nearly 2 decades now. And everything else should be able to do zoom-ins itself.

As for the topic: last DVD I bought was in '14
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Quoting mediadogg:
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- instead of separately, package the covers along with the profile file into a zip

That was kinda what I was thinking. I was (needlessly) concerned about box-sets, but obviously that isn't any problem, throw them all in one zip. In my defense I'm running a fever and the noggin doesn't work properly. 
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- simple tool or plugin to export (in bulk by flagged) or install the zip package(s) (select multiple from file dialog)

Yes, would be nice if export/import were automatable, so the process is usable for all Profiler users.

Not to be doom and gloom but there might come a point (many years away!!!) where such a mechanism would necessary to continue sharing profiles.
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Quoting Mithi:
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Caveat: I would STRONGLY advise you (and every one else) to use a secondary database for that!

Update: I now consider using a second database for the security of your collection a MUST, at least for backup-files.

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The profile-file is rather harmless but even there I fear the possibility of colliding IDs, to import simply double click.

And even an ID collision is cared for, you get a comparison screen just like with any profile update. And the file is named e.g. M100023.5.dvdprofiler, so you see the ID beforehand.
Biggest downside is still that you'd have to share the covers separately. (ZIP-file?)

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The Backup-file can be  rather volatile,

Unfortunately this also proofed to be true, in case of an ID collision the existing profile simply gets wiped. In the restoring backup dialogue there is a "Never Overwrite" option which did not work for me! I only tested for Manual-entries so maybe it isn't the case for UPC/EAN- or Disc-ID-based profiles.
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Quoting Cpt.Hardy:
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und diese Profile können dann von jemend anderem importiert werden?

Aber klar doch!
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Das würde ich gern mal an einem Beispiel ausprobieren, falls Du eines zur Verfügung stellen kannst.

Caveat: I would STRONGLY advise you (and every one else) to use a secondary database for that!

The profile-file is rather harmless but even there I fear the possibility of colliding IDs, to import simply double click.

The Backup-file can be  rather volatile, I have a custom category "Streaming" and the title I backed up was in there. Restoring the backup on another DVD Profiler means that it will have the same category afterwards. To prevent that I moved the profile to "Owned" and backed it up again.
To import use File -> Restore Database -> Browse [choose file] Next -> Restore Specific Profiles -> OK
Restore Specific Profiles is absolutely vital, course otherwise the current database gets wiped!

"Old Guard" (profile-file), "One of Us" (Backup)
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Quoting Cpt.Hardy:
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I am happy to contribute all of my manual entries from the past 1.5 years if I am abel to do that.

Flag profile, File -> Backup Database... -> Back up flagged entries only enter a name and press OK
or flag profile, File -> Create Profile File, which would leave out the covers, which might be advisable depending on jurisdiction.
Now upload file(s) to a fitting hoster.
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Quoting drvrjon:
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i have what might be considered a dumb question,  why keep track of streamed shows?

My streaming Collection Category is for
a) keeping track of movies I want to watch and where to do it if I find the time
b) keeping track of movies I did watch, just like I keep track of which DVDs and BDs I watched.

So the answer boils down to: Because I can! 
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Quoting scotthm:
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If you must have an application that keeps track of something other than physical discs in a shared, online database then DVD Profiler isn't what you're looking for.

I beg to differ! It is possible, it is just more work
Feast your eyes on my streaming list. (phpDVDProfiler)
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Spent some time this week to optimize my "Streaming to watch" list. So instead of creating a simple Link-list and check ~100 titles by click & read a script does the work and I have just to read one list.
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Quoting Cpt.Hardy:
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But I wonder, if any moderator or even the programmer is still here around.

There are screeners to approve contributions, spam (albeit not all of it) is removed from the New Users Forum so there still is activity. Even Ken Cole was online 9 days ago, but no word from him for several years. So I'm afraid your hope for change is in vain.
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Quoting Cpt.Hardy:
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ja und wie hast Du neue DVDs/Filme eingegeben, wenn es keine ID-Nummer gibt?

Just create a 'manual profile' and enter the data you deem necessary for your profile.
I streamlined the process for me as explained here
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Quoting scotthm:
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Yes, on a computer monitor.  There are very thin black bars on the top and bottom of a 1.85:1 image when viewed on a 1920x1080 monitor.  There may be no discernable difference on a television because of overscan.

Screech ... Overscan? In the 21st century? Please tell me you don't allow overscan on your modern LCD TV (or OLED, Plasma)!
When my BD-player sends a 1920x1080 pixel picture to the TV and the TV doesn't show the pixels 1:1 I will set it on fire! 
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See Cloning Profiles for starters.
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Quoting PatrickOr:
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I guess trial period with premium features would be cool.

What for? Most functions are present in the trial as long as you stay under 50 profiles. That should suffice to see if the program fit you needs.
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Quoting mediadogg:
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(Ken Cole) Last forum visit: 7/1/2021 (0 days ago)

He needed to leave his cabin in the woods and drive to the city to reset the server. 
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See this most recent thread for ideas.
No folder scanning but a little work goes a long way.
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Quoting Re-Animator:
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Is there a way to find out without looking through all 3000 Discs?


Click "Collecton" and uncheck "Nest Box Sets".
Switch your collection to list-view (Ctrl-F1), right-click on the list, "View Columns" and  choose "Count As".  Now click on the column header to sort by it and look for any zeroes.
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Quoting greyghost:
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DVD - View History

Or if you are a keyboard-shortcut guy: Ctrl+H
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Do you have the old hdd (or ssd) installed in your new PC? Then try the Restore from old HDD
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this might be the same problem described here, but I concur with mreeder50, update to 4.0 anyways.
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Quoting TCCBodhi:
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I'm having to completely make a manual entry for 50% of new titles

That is a problem I run into with e.g. Netflix releases. I use an XML-hack for that, but wouldn't mind if someone were to create an IMDB-scraper for that (hint, hint @ the Plugin-coders  )
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See e.g. this posting for ideas. I still using this approach and am quite happy with it.
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