I can confirm that selecting to delete from both library and filesystem seems to remove it from all playlists. The option to remove from library only does not update the playlists.i am now quite confused as to what the issue you are reporting is. This is exactly as I expect MusicBee to behave ie. for physically deleted files, to remove them from any MB playlist, and for files removed only from the library but still present on the computer, to leave them in the playlist
Thanks for the quick response. I would expect that a file deleted from the library is just that... deleted from the entire library. The playlist should follow and also remove the track, as it's no longer part of the collection. Whether it remains on the disk or not seems irrelevant as you have said you no longer want that track in your library at all, but you should still be able to leave it on the hard drive for possible later re-addition and to keep the album as a whole on the hard drive.
There are many cases where there are duplicated tracks that may or may not be different (album vs. "greatest hits", radio edits, etc.). A use case would be where I had only the greatest hits album in my library for a long time, then I got the actual album that some of those tracks appeared on. Several of those old greatest hits tracks were radio edits, and are now scattered across several playlists. I wish to now "upgrade" those tracks to the album versions.
After I import the new album, l delete the old duplicates from the main library so as to not pollute the library with them. Since they are part of the album on the hard drive, I don't want to physically delete them, just not have them available in the library anymore. Now I have to go and manually clean all of my playlists of these tracks also? That's cumbersome when you have more than 20 of them.
For me, the expected behavior is that when a track is removed from the library, that change should also propagate to any other appearance of that track within MB, such as playlists. If you are saying that it is designed that way, I will discontinue this thread. I love MB, but this particular operation goes against functionality in all other music management applications I have used, such as iTunes, MediaMonkey, Twonky, etc. If that's just the way it is, I'll work around it.
@frankz: I didn't mean to throw off the chain. I edited my post to reflect the most recent information of the issue, as it became more clear what was really going on. As there had been no replies yet, I felt it was safe to do so. Going forward, I will just add additional comments instead of making edits.
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