Author Topic: Is there a way to exclude certain files from being added to the library?  (Read 2642 times)

logarus

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I happen to have audio files from audiobooks and tutorials etc in my folder which I use as my musicbee library.
I keep it all in one place for seeding in uTorrent so its not as easy as moving the files to another folder.
Any ideas?

x-posted from my reddit thread https://www.reddit.com/r/musicbee/comments/5naijr/is_there_a_way_to_exclude_certain_files_from/

hiccup

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Not sure that I understand exactly what you are doing.

Do you mean that you have one folder that contains all the audio files from your library, that you have that folder auto-monitored, and that you also share all contents of that folder through utorrent?

logarus

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I have one folder with all of my files seeded through uTorrent - this includes all audio files (music, audiobooks, tutorials, misc).

This folder isn't auto-monitored, but I select 'Scan folder for new files' every now and then to add new music I have downloaded to my MusicBee library.

The problem I have is that all non-music audio files are being added when I use 'Scan folder for new files', where ideally I want the non-music files to be excluded.


Please let me know if you need any further information.

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You can exclude files by folder, or by file type.  There's no way to exclude individual files.  But you could put them in Audiobooks to get them out of the way?
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This stems from using your torrent folder as your music library. You'll need to split your files into separate folders then only scan the folders you want added to your library.
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logarus

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You can exclude files by folder, or by file type.  There's no way to exclude individual files.  But you could put them in Audiobooks to get them out of the way?
Perfect! I'll move them to audiobooks.

Thankyou all for your help.