MediaMonkey keeps adding a directory back into my library

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feline1
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MediaMonkey keeps adding a directory back into my library

Post by feline1 » Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:10 pm

I'm on 4.1.10.1778 on Windows 10 Pro 64bit.

Every time I start up MediaMonkey, it keeps coming up with my iTunes library added to its library, and merrily starts scanning the 16,500 tracks in there.

I've right-clicked on that in the tree and selected 'Remove' loads of times.

I've done File > Clear Database.

It still keeps coming back! What am I missing out?

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Re: MediaMonkey keeps adding a directory back into my librar

Post by Lowlander » Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:46 pm

Perhaps you enabled Folder Monitoring undet File > Add/Rescan Files?
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Re: MediaMonkey keeps adding a directory back into my librar

Post by feline1 » Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:14 pm

I don't remember doing that... I looked at it and it was enabled, but not for that rogue iTunes library folder! So that mustn't be it?

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Re: MediaMonkey keeps adding a directory back into my librar

Post by Lowlander » Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:23 pm

Folder Monitoring is the only way MediaMonkey can rescan folders on startup.

Note that My Computer will always show all media content on your PC as it isn't your Library.
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Re: MediaMonkey keeps adding a directory back into my librar

Post by feline1 » Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:37 pm

Well it's still doing it! :-O

I can't get it to stop.
It's showing up in the "Entire Library" node, not My Computer (well, it's in there too...)

Did I perhaps tell MediaMonkey to eat my iTunes library when I first installed it? Could it be in an .ini file or something?

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Re: MediaMonkey keeps adding a directory back into my librar

Post by MMFrLife » Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:04 pm

feline1 wrote:I don't remember doing that... I looked at it and it was enabled, but not for that rogue iTunes library folder!
Try temporarily disabling Folder Monitoring everywhere > remove undesired folder again at Entire Library --> Location > close down MM > restart > recreate any extra actions, if needed > see if it still adds it.
MM user since 2003 (lifetime since 2012) "Trying to imagine life without music gives me a headache"
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Re: MediaMonkey keeps adding a directory back into my librar

Post by Lowlander » Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:56 pm

One you remove files/folders from the Library only Folder Monitoring can add it back automatically.
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Re: MediaMonkey keeps adding a directory back into my librar

Post by feline1 » Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:32 pm

It's still doing it, despite trying all your suggestions! :evil:

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Re: MediaMonkey keeps adding a directory back into my librar

Post by MMFrLife » Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:44 pm

Is your iTunes library/folder a subfolder or a root/parent folder?
Is it on a removable drive or device?
MM user since 2003 (lifetime since 2012) "Trying to imagine life without music gives me a headache"
track properties; dir/fn mask configurations; check out ZvezdanD's scripts
MMW 4.1.18.1842b; fav scripts > RegExp Find & Replace 5.1.0; Magic Nodes 5.1.0; Advanced Duplicate Find & Fix 3.8.2;
Backup 6.0; Clear Now Playing Button 1.2
...always back it up, especially before doing anything major!!!
Win. explorer alt. for power users [free]; great file/folder renamer [used by nasa]

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Re: MediaMonkey keeps adding a directory back into my librar

Post by feline1 » Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:13 am

MMFrLife wrote:Is your iTunes library/folder a subfolder or a root/parent folder?
Is it on a removable drive or device?
my itunes library is on in somethink like D:/iTunesMusicLibrary/...
(i.e. it's in the top level of a 2nd hard drive in my desktop PC, as opposed to being on my Windows system C: drive in the default location)

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Re: MediaMonkey keeps adding a directory back into my librar

Post by MMFrLife » Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:41 am

feline1 wrote:my itunes library is on in somethink like D:/iTunesMusicLibrary/...
(i.e. it's in the top level of a 2nd hard drive in my desktop PC, as opposed to being on my Windows system C: drive in the default location)
Try this:
Temporarily disable Folder Monitoring again > remove Location again > shutdown MM > Create a new folder to put iTunesMusicLibrary into, something
like D:/Music 2/iTunesMusicLibrary/... > restart MM > see if it adds it.

Are you using iTunes anymore or are you just maintaining an iTunes library in a folder?
If you are still using iTunes and you need the original path to make it work properly without messing things up,
then don't do that. :(
MM user since 2003 (lifetime since 2012) "Trying to imagine life without music gives me a headache"
track properties; dir/fn mask configurations; check out ZvezdanD's scripts
MMW 4.1.18.1842b; fav scripts > RegExp Find & Replace 5.1.0; Magic Nodes 5.1.0; Advanced Duplicate Find & Fix 3.8.2;
Backup 6.0; Clear Now Playing Button 1.2
...always back it up, especially before doing anything major!!!
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Re: MediaMonkey keeps adding a directory back into my librar

Post by Guest » Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:14 am

Every time I start up MediaMonkey, it keeps coming up with my iTunes library added to its library, and merrily starts scanning the 16,500 tracks in there.
Check the device profile for the D: drive in Options > Portable Device Sync by selecting it in the list and clicking on Configure. Uncheck 'Scan as soon as the device is connected' and especially any Auto-Sync options that have been set (if enabled).

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Re: MediaMonkey keeps adding a directory back into my librar

Post by feline1 » Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:48 am

MMFrLife wrote:
Are you using iTunes anymore or are you just maintaining an iTunes library in a folder?
I actually am still using iTunes, simply for ripping CDs in the first place, because of two meta-data things MediaMonkey does not yet support, but iTunes does:
- custom sort orders (for Albums, Artists, Composers...), which are supported by my Walkman (e.g. so David Bowie comes up under B, not under D)
- Track X of Y, Disc M of N

If MediaMonkey supported those, I'd have no use for iTunes other than to play a few DRM-protected tunes I bought from the iTunes store years ago.

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Re: MediaMonkey keeps adding a directory back into my librar

Post by MMFrLife » Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:22 pm

Do you typically have iTunes running while MM is running?
If so, shut MM and iTunes down first > re-open MM > do the location removal/Folder Monitoring disabled/shutdown MM/restart MM steps again,
just to see if there is some sort of interference going on.
MM user since 2003 (lifetime since 2012) "Trying to imagine life without music gives me a headache"
track properties; dir/fn mask configurations; check out ZvezdanD's scripts
MMW 4.1.18.1842b; fav scripts > RegExp Find & Replace 5.1.0; Magic Nodes 5.1.0; Advanced Duplicate Find & Fix 3.8.2;
Backup 6.0; Clear Now Playing Button 1.2
...always back it up, especially before doing anything major!!!
Win. explorer alt. for power users [free]; great file/folder renamer [used by nasa]

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