Author Topic: Is it possible to find out what I've deleted in the past year (or longer)?  (Read 1583 times)


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I'm beginning to doubt my sanity :) Is it possible to find out what I've deleted from MusicBee in the past year or two or longer.  I seem to have 'mislaid some of my albums :)

I'm using the lockdown time to tidy up my music in Musicbee (upgrade from mp3 to FLAC).  I looked for my Norah Jones albums and they weren't there.  I couldn't find them in Musicbee or in Microsoft's file explorer either.  Now it's entirely possible I never added them or perhaps I deleted them accidently?

Also, when I searched my entire C: drive, it found this file 'Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones.similar.dat' in 'C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\MusicBee\InternalCache\ArtistData' which would suggest there were 'some' Norah Jones' music files in MusicBee at some point?

It's not the end of the world because I have to rip the CD's anyways but it would be nice to recover the ratings & playcount, if possible.

Thanks in advance.

* Edit: I forgot to mention I also rescanned my external hard drive for all music files and nada...
Last Edit: April 30, 2020, 03:06:24 PM by watdub


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There is no way within MB to recover files that you deleted. Or even to see a history of what has been deleted.

Typically files deleted from -within- MB are sent to the recycle bin, so you -could- recover from there. But I have to assume that in the year or two since you (think) the files were deleted, you have emptied the bin and therefore they are no longer recoverable.
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Thanks, I thought as much.  I guess I'll just have to listen to them again (which is half the reason I went looking for them in the first place)!

And, yes, I do delete my Recycle bin every few months so they were not there either.

Have a nice weekend!


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I thought I would add this as a postscript in case else has the same problem.

I've been using the LastFM plugin to scrobble my music for the past few years.  So when I re-added my music files to MusicBee, MB/LastFm synched the playcounts so, at least, I got that metadata back.