Ooops! Native dun goofed! Those of you signed up to the Traktor mailing list will have seen the urgent email sent out advising everyone to upgrade from the last version of the DJ software, v2.6.6, to a critical hotfix, v2.6.7. For many of us, we’ve spent years refining and designing our playlists, but it seems that there’s a critical flaw in Traktor Pro 2.6.6 which can corrupt your collection.
The short but vital changelog is to the point…
Fixed an issue in version 2.6.6 that corrupts playlists containing Remix Sets or tracks when these are relocated
Fixed a bug in the search function that returns additional results not matching the query
Fix required the full deactivation of Metadata Sync with TRAKTOR DJ for this version
We strongly recommend 2.6.6 users to update to this version to avoid potential data loss.
Version 2.6.6 has been withdrawn from Service Center and the Update Manager.
If you had 2.6.6 installed and update to 2.6.7, Traktor will copy & import the last Traktor folder (i.e. 2.6.6), so after installation please ensure you import your last working collection file manually (the procedure for which is outlined in the manual).
You can read more in the NI Knowledgebase, including how to rescue your collection should you have fallen victim to the bug. The take-away from this is if you’re running 2.6.6, you need to UPDATE… RIGHT NOW!