Thanks for the clarification. I suppose the easiest way to delete all the xxx_1.mp3 files would be to do a custom search using the criteria Filename contains _1 and once the search returns the results, select them all and delete them. But make sure the playlist does contain the original files (without the _1) before deleting. I suggest only deleting a couple at a time until you're certain it's doing what you expect.
My further question is how did those files get there? MB would only add the _1 to a file if the same filename already existed. How exactly did you put the tracks in the playlist? Did you copy them from within MB? Did you drag/drop from within MB? Or did you put them into the playlist using a file manager from outside MB?
That is a great idea to refine the search function with that.
It happened when I didn't realize what I was doing. It was so long ago that I don't remember what happened. Probably a combination of me not fully understanding what the "tools" in MusicBee were actually doing when I was trying to moving my music library to a different drive.
I think I am just going to have to go 1 by 1 in my playlists and make sure it is the original file.
I also have CBS and Flac of the same songs too, so I am not comfortable running the duplicate feature that comes in musicbee.
I have 75,000 songs and with that custom search it shows 7,500 songs with xxx_1
I was deleting duplicates before, and I probably deleted originals not realizing which file I was deleting. Another reason I can't just delete all the _1 files.
My motivation to go through my library has been low