Author Topic: How to get rid of music files containded in a folder removed form MusicBee?  (Read 8668 times)

Biff

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I have removed a music folder (it is not shown anymore in MusicBee) but its music files are displayed though in MuciBee. Why is that? How can I delete the entries of the music files from the MB's library?
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Once files are imported, you need to remove them directly - just selected and press delete.  Changing scanned or monitored folders doesn't remove them, it only keeps new files from being added.
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Biff

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Thank you psychoadept,

That explains why I wasn't able to manage it. Why is it like that? What is the advantage of having files in the library you have removed its music folder(s) from? So you move single music folders to another place (e.g. from "Music" to "Soundtracks" and you have the same files listed twice in MuicBee then, is that correct? Am I getting you completely wrong?

And how can I manually find all of these entries to be deleted?

The most of my music is stored on external drives, so if I change a drive letter or move music folders / files from a drive to another or to another folder on the same drive how could I usefully (comfortably / fast) find all of the entries in MusicBee to remove them?

Many thanks again
Last Edit: May 22, 2015, 08:07:43 AM by Biff
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Add "path" or "url" to.the main panel and sort by that to quickly cluster files by location.
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Thank you very much.

Done....but I assume - very sorry - I do not understand correctly: each time you (re)move folders you have to manually delete their old entries in MusicBee (so you actually do what a music organizer should do?) manually? That appears to be extremely circumstantially. So I guess, I am missing anything.

So, what is the best way to organize your music folders, suppose you find duplicates of albums, you move folders containing albums to other places, etc., what would be the best way to do it?

Thanks again.
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Done....but I assume - very sorry - I do not understand correctly: each time you (re)move folders you have to manually delete their old entries in MusicBee (so you actually do what a music organizer should do?) manually? That appears to be extremely circumstantially. So I guess, I am missing anything.
I'm not clear if you are moving/removing the files & folders using a file explorer or from within MB.  If you do everything from within MB, you should not have to do follow-up manual moves.
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Biff

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<<<<I'm not clear if you are moving/removing the files & folders using a file explorer or from within MB.
Well, it would depend on. When I would move / copy (e.g. hundreds of GBs or 1, 2 TB or even 10 GB of) folders / files to another drive I would use a sync program (it will be faster than MusicBee and more save, more options regarding syncing, copying etc.) or something reliable. Some single folders / files I could move / copy with MBusicBee.

Where could I find such an option to copy / move folders.  There is such option - http://i.imgur.com/HAwfzKs.png - but it seeming to just move the files of a folder instead of the complete folder.

Why does a re-scan not remove the entries of none existing files?  So, what is the advantage of having files in the library you have removed its music folder(s) from?

Many thanks.
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If you turn this option on:


MB will automatically find (and give you the option to remove) all the dead links you create by moving/removing files and folders outside of MB.
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Thank you, Bee-liever,

Yes, that option I have already activated, but it does not help. I do not have any folder containing a music file in MusicBee, but MB keeps displaying all of the removed files.

How can one remove a music folder here: http://i.imgur.com/CUvIPst.png. I cannot find a remove button or something like that?
Respectively where can I remove a music folder?

There are shown 0 tracks in the library statistics: http://i.imgur.com/4YLoapX.png
But the "Inbox" shows: http://i.imgur.com/iqymv7I.png
It appears as if I missed anything. But what?
Last Edit: May 23, 2015, 08:38:49 AM by Biff
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You will need to import those inbox files to your music library. Select all files in your inbox, right click, send to> Music library.

Why do you want to remove a folder from the "scan folders for new files" pane? If you want to import files from a different folder, click on "choose folders" button, and select another one.

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Thank you, redwing.

<<<You will need to import those inbox files to your music library.
Strange, I would have thought, they already are in the library since "Inbox" appears to me like a sub item of "Library". I do not understand.
And I do not want all of these files to be added to MB, I want the files of music folders being added which are existing in that folder(s) and the ones being moved deleted in MB.

<<<<Why do you want to remove a folder from the "scan folders for new files" pane?
Because I want to remove all of the files being in the library / inbox or whereever they are.

<<<If you want to import files from a different folder, click on "choose folders" button, and select another one.
Actually I just want the music folders I have to be added to MB so that the existing files being in there are added to MB and I want that entires in MB of none existing / moved music files automatically are removed from MB. I have music folders with albums and I want to add these files of the albums / the albums to MB, so MB can automatically download covers, tag these files and much more. How could I do it? In foobar I just have to add the music folder(s) and scan, that is it. How could I do it with MB? Or: how should I start when I use MB the first time, how can I get the contend of my music folders to MB?

When I click that item: http://i.imgur.com/aQ8Ahlv.png this message is shown- http://i.imgur.com/vAXjC2O.png - and then this is shown in the status bar - http://i.imgur.com/aayxUSb.png
So, that means, these items are in the library, about 9.000. Or am I missing anything?

Many thanks again.
Last Edit: May 23, 2015, 10:45:50 AM by Biff
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redwing

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Click on Music Library node in the left navigator. How many files do you see in the main panel?

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<<<<Click on Music Library node in the left navigator.
Very sorry, I do not know which one this could be, do not find it. Sorry again.
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From your screenshot (http://i.imgur.com/iqymv7I.png), you can find "Music" node above inbox, right? That's Music Library node, and we call that area on the left sidebar "left navigator".

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Sorry for that.

There is not shown any entry / file, if I see it right: http://i.imgur.com/59Dpx2i.png
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