Stop MM4 scanning my music folder

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MeMeMe
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Stop MM4 scanning my music folder

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I just upgraded to MM4, and found MM scanned my entire My Music folder, despite the fact i had only selected Music/Songs.
I tried to delete all the tracks from my Music/Temp folder: in the past I would have the option of deleting just from the librarey, nut not the hard drive. When i select delete now, it just offers "are you sure you want to delete these tracks" and I dont know if its going to wipe them from my hard drive.

I have a folder monitor set on My Music/Songs, and NOT on My Music (or My Music/Temp).
How can i clean up my library: get these files out of the library without deleting them from the hard drive, and ensure they wont be scanned again?
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Re: Stop MM4 scanning my music folder

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MeMeMe wrote:I just upgraded to MM4, and found MM scanned my entire My Music folder, despite the fact i had only selected Music/Songs.
I tried to delete all the tracks from my Music/Temp folder: in the past I would have the option of deleting just from the librarey, nut not the hard drive. When i select delete now, it just offers "are you sure you want to delete these tracks" and I dont know if its going to wipe them from my hard drive.
This means you're looking at a "My computer" node, not a library node. So you are only offered to delete the files from the computer since you're not looking at your library.
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Re: Stop MM4 scanning my music folder

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Oh yes, that's part of it.
I drilled down to the all computer node to find a way to easily select all the files to delete them.
But that doesn't alter the central issue - they were still scanned in to the library.
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Re: Stop MM4 scanning my music folder

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Are you sure My Music isn't enabled in the File > Add/Rescan Files dialogs Folder Monitoring section? Or enabled in the left side and then scanned on manual scans?
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Re: Stop MM4 scanning my music folder

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MeMeMe wrote:Oh yes, that's part of it.
I drilled down to the all computer node to find a way to easily select all the files to delete them.
But that doesn't alter the central issue - they were still scanned in to the library.
If you want to use library options then use the "Location" node, instead of "My computer".
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Re: Stop MM4 scanning my music folder

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nohitter151 wrote:
MeMeMe wrote:Oh yes, that's part of it.
I drilled down to the all computer node to find a way to easily select all the files to delete them.
But that doesn't alter the central issue - they were still scanned in to the library.
If you want to use library options then use the "Location" node, instead of "My computer".
As I explained in my previous post, I only drilled down into my Computer *after* the problem occurred. I have been using MM since the early days of MM2, I do know my way around the interface. I just hadn't used the My computer root in so long I forgot delete worked differently there.
Lowlander wrote:Are you sure My Music isn't enabled in the File > Add/Rescan Files dialogs Folder Monitoring section? Or enabled in the left side and then scanned on manual scans?
The problem is solved now, but here's what happened.

I dont do manual scans, I just rely on File Monitor. After I installed MM4 and ran it the first time, no problem. The second time I started it up though, I got a "1100 new tracks found," and that's when the problem started.

I'd gone to Tools -> Library, and clicked the File Monitor tab, and checked just the subfolders I wanted were checked. All was as it should be.
Then i went to File -> Rescan Tracks, and made sure just the subfolders I wanted were checked. Ditto (naturally) and I did a rescan. The tracks were still there.
(That's when i went to my computer to delete them - i should have created a playlist with the path variable.)

Then i posted here, and slept on it. Now, after your post (and after a reboot), I did another rescan and they have vanished. Why that would make a difference I don't know. Oh well, sorted now.
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