Author Topic: Musicbee will not delete files from music folder  (Read 3443 times)

foxwelljsly

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I'm viewing my library in the music tab. When I click on a track and select 'delete from library and computer' a dialogue box pops up saying 'n tracks not deleted', where n is the number of tracks I've selected. The tracks remain undeleted on the computer.

My music is stored on an external USB drive and I assume this is some sort of permissions problem, other than that, I'm none the wiser.

I have not yet enabled auto-organise as I don't know how this will treat files with tagging errors.

I have a workaround (monitor folder and delete files in window explorer) but I would like to fix the problem that is preventing me from deleting files using the MB GUI.

any suggestions?

cheers

redwing

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Any messages in the error log about that?
Also try running MB as an admin to see if it's a permission issue.


foxwelljsly

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Vehat

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Did you ever figure it out? I didn't have this problem before, but now it won't go away!


sveakul

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What is your version of MusicBee (always update to latest first), what is your OS, does your music folder and/or files have read-only permissions set,  are you running MusicBee as an Administrator, have you whitelisted the entire MusicBee folder in any and all antivirus applications-- that's what we need to know for starters.

rudolph

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Having the same problem. Deleting files from 'musicbee and computer' and it's not showing up in recycle bin.

I wasted 30 mins on deleting duplicated and later looked at recycle bin - it's empty.. I refreshed Musicbee and it showed that all those songs were added back.

Also when going to the folder of these songs and trying to delete files that have been played 1 or 2 songs back shows that it's still being used by musicbee. So it's also impossible to delete them while mb is running. I ran MB as admin and the same problem still occurs.


Latest musicbee version from 3.2 thread.
Last Edit: October 26, 2018, 11:44:28 PM by rudolph

Steven

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I would expect MB to say the number of files actually deleted in the status bar.

If you use this version, MB will log a message with the reason in the error log if deletion fails:

https://getmusicbee.com/patches/MusicBee33_Patched.zip
unzip and replace the existing musicbee files

rudolph

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Thanks but I reinstalled and reset all settings already. Everything works now.