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Title: Remove all genres from the database
Post by: Peermeneer on March 19, 2019, 11:48:42 PM
Hello ,

I added new genres to most of my songs.
But evry time I make a choice I see a bunch of old genres which I don't need and want to remove from te database so that they don't show up any more.

But how???
Who can help me please?

Thanks in advance for your reaction

Peter van den Tillaard
Title: Re: Remove all genres from the database
Post by: phred on March 20, 2019, 12:16:57 AM
Where are you seeing the genres listed? Is it from the Genre field drop-down from within the Tag Editor? If not, please post a screenshot.
screenshots: https://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=28168.0

If you are seeing them there, and they appear as you type, or see them in the drop-down, it means you still have track(s) that using the genre. Once all traces of the genre is removed from all tracks, the genre will disappear from the list.
Title: Re: Remove all genres from the database
Post by: sveakul on March 20, 2019, 03:29:32 AM
I noticed that there is a huge "repository" of genre names in the Configuration.xml file in the main MB folder.  I have no idea when/where they might appear in a dialog box for selecting genres, as I do all my tagging externally.  Best to start with a screenshot like phred suggested.
Title: Re: Remove all genres from the database
Post by: Pingaware on March 20, 2019, 09:18:52 AM
I noticed that there is a huge "repository" of genre names in the Configuration.xml file in the main MB folder.  I have no idea when/where they might appear in a dialog box for selecting genres, as I do all my tagging externally.  Best to start with a screenshot like phred suggested.

Those are probably the values used to classify genres into genre categories, which can be customised somewhere in preferences (don't have MB on hand to state exactly where). They won't appear as suggestions unless you have a track tagged with them (as phred said).