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    How to get rid of "old" playlists?

    This gets me crazy:

    While installing my new system, I put my playlists into the default folder "C:\Users\<Username>Music\Playlists".
    LMS found 1.204 playlists. Fine.

    After installing my system, I moved them to my "data hard disc" D:\ ( D:\Playlists ) and changed the playlists path to D:\Playlists
    (btw: My music is on a separete hard disc "M:" )

    After a new & changed scan I found ... 2.408 playlists, exactly everyone was "doubled".

    So I deleted ALL playlists but 1 from the D:\ folder (from the C:\Users\... they were already gone), did a new scan and LMS wrote "found 1 playlists", "deleting 1.203 playlists" ... and after that I had "only" 1.204 playlists - those ones already deleted from C:\Users\...

    What can I do to get rid of them?
    They are not there anymore in the folder and LMS is not pointing to that directory in any way (I see, guess, hope...)

    Why aren't they deleted even by a "playlist only" change? Shouldn't the scanner detect, there are 0 (or in may case: 1) playlist in the given directory and delete anything else?

    (OK, I'm down to 13 hrs. for a full scan but I hope to get rid of them in another way...)

    Thanks
    Frank

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    How to get rid of "old" playlists?

    > Why aren't they deleted even by a "playlist only" change? Shouldn't the
    > scanner detect, there are 0 (or in may case: 1) playlist in the given
    > directory and delete anything else?


    Hmm... that's a good question. They certainly should be removed. Would
    you mind dropping me a copy of your library.db?

    https://www.dropbox.com/request/T3RctyzGgNg0oFDubq6a

    > (OK, I'm down to 13 hrs. for a full scan but I hope to get rid of them
    > in another way...)


    You could probably manipulate the database directly... but that
    shouldn't be necessary.

    BTW: did you ever consider running LMS on a Linux system? It would be
    interesting to see how it performed there, as I believe it feels more at
    home on any system other than Windows...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    Hmm... that's a good question. They certainly should be removed. Would
    you mind dropping me a copy of your library.db?
    Well ... a few minutes after I posted I found a workaround - I pointed the "Playlist"-directory back to "C:\Users\<Username>\Music\Playlists" that was already empted, did a "playlist only" scan - and they were gone.
    Then I pointed back to "D:\playlists", did another playlist-scan - and now I'm fine.

    So I guess, LMS really saves the path a playlist comes from - so "C:\playlist\123.m3u" is another playlist than "D:\playlist\123.m3u".


    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    BTW: did you ever consider running LMS on a Linux system? It would be
    interesting to see how it performed there, as I believe it feels more at
    home on any system other than Windows...
    To be honest: I once did, but I'm a music journalist and not so much into system technology besides windows that I use for my daily work. So I sold the LINUX system again for doing my whole work on linux wasn't an option (for may colleagues all use windows) and two systems didn't seem to be a good idea...
    Last edited by frank1969; 2021-08-05 at 14:21.

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