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Author Topic: Files previously deleted from library - any way to see the list?  (Read 3594 times)

maxxsid

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Files previously deleted from library - any way to see the list?
« on: November 30, 2010, 10:53:25 am »

Hello,
Is there any way to see the list of Files previously deleted from library? I do not want to re-import all of them (hundreds) just want to see what I deleted years ago (I might've mistakenly deleted a few useful items).
Thanks!
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Re: Files previously deleted from library - any way to see the list?
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2010, 02:48:42 pm »

To see _all_ files, make a smartlist: ~d=a

In 15.0.160 (coming soon), you can make a smartlist ~d=r to see only removed files.
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Re: Files previously deleted from library - any way to see the list?
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2010, 03:10:00 pm »

!!! Is this a coincidence?
~d=r in the next build.. just what I needed!
Thanks!


To see _all_ files, make a smartlist: ~d=a

In 15.0.160 (coming soon), you can make a smartlist ~d=r to see only removed files.
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Re: Files previously deleted from library - any way to see the list?
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2010, 03:34:48 pm »

To see _all_ files, make a smartlist: ~d=a

In 15.0.160 (coming soon), you can make a smartlist ~d=r to see only removed files.

Great!

I have been waiting for this for five years.  ;)

FYI, I removed over 3000 normally hidden database files, which were previously deleted from the main library, without any problems.

I guess the deleted files will never get removed from the database automatically if the cleaning functions in the import dialog are not used.

I made some smartlists for making the manual cleaning easier in the future:

- a playlist group named DBs and into it:

- a smartlist named DB Main, uses  ~d=m

- a smartlist named DB CD, uses  ~d=c

- a smartlist named DB Playing Now, uses  ~d=t

- a smartlist named DB Explorer, uses  ~d=e

- a smartlist named DB Delete, uses  ~d=a  and an exclusion of the other DB smartlists: "Not Playlist: DB Main, DB CD, DB Playing Now, DB Explorer".

The playlist group DBs shows all files in the library including the normally hidden files and the DB Delete smartlist shows the files that can be safely deleted.


One question though, what is the purpose of the Explorer database? It seems to be empty all the time.

EDIT

I think I got it. The Explorer database keeps information about the files that have been browsed with Drives & Devices during the current MC session. This db gets cleared on exit/restart (except the browsed files that are in the Playing Now).

EDIT 2  (3/2007)

My current "DB delete" rule looks like this:
DB: All   Not Playlist: DB Main, DB CD, DB Playing Now, DB Explorer   Not Genre: Podcast
The actual "edit by typing" code is this:
~d=a -playlistid==1000064206,=675452638,=830687242,=883564058,=596886313 -[Genre]=[Podcast]
I addded the "podcast exclusion" because I want MC to keep track of the deleted podcasts. The numbers are references that MC uses internally (they are different on each library).

...and a bunch of old related links:
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=28266
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=29216
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=30238
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=48427.msg333314#msg333314
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=44141.msg339418#msg339418
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=44679.msg308919#msg308919
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Re: Files previously deleted from library - any way to see the list?
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2010, 11:43:18 pm »

When I went in to edit my smartlist to answer maxxsid's question, the ~d=a rule is not shown.

I had two rules, one selecting only video fioles, the other the ~d=a, the video rule is there but not the ~d=a even though it does still seem to be applied.

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Re: Files previously deleted from library - any way to see the list?
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2020, 03:47:33 pm »

Since this thread gets referenced a lot for instructions on accessing these additional databases, you may want to see this more recent post describing it in detail: https://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php/topic,127633.msg885433.html#msg885433
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