I’d try to explain the issue by an example:
I found some deleted files to be cleaned under Library Maintenance
I Clean the library
I force a re-can of my libraries
Deleted files re-appear
So that is the issue I face.
Is there a way to see a list of those “deleted” files?
I’m running ROCK on a NUC8i7 with all libraries located on a Synology NAS.
Do you have the deleted items folder on the NAS within your share path?
I would agree with @ged_hickman1’s suggestion, I think the files are just being moved to your trash folder on synology: https://www.synology.com/en-us/knowledgebase/DSM/help/DSM/AdminCenter/file_share_recycle
I didn’t do anything between cleaning the library, seeing no deleted files, and Force re-scan of the folders.
So no other deletions, but they re-appear, so I’m curious about what files this algorithm finds.
No, I have not enabled the Recycle Bin on the Music share, where all my libraries reside:
ROCK OS : Version 1.0 (build 159) stable
Roon Server: Version 1.6 (build 390) stable
I noticed, that it happens when i Force Re-scan on a specific library folder,
and the number of albums increases during re-scan, while immediately getting back
to the previous number of album a little later - just like when you rename a folder.
Even though I didn’t change anything between clearing the deleted files and running the forced re-scan.
Did you physically delete the files or just move them?
Maybe check in the Roon setup that you haven’t got a Watched Folder you don’t know about
I use this feature a lot , Move a file(s) , correct tags, clean up , return to watched folder
Works perfectly for me
The thing is, that I have not deleted or changed anything between the “Clean up 48 deleted files” (which get the number down to “Clean up 0 deleted files”) and the Force rescan, which re-introduce the 48 new deleted files…
So, no I haven’t deleted anything, renamed any files or folders, or moved any files - between the Clean and the Rescan…
I’m very well aware about which folders I watch - they are all located under the \diskstation\Music - nothing else - and no one of the folders are with a Recycle bin, as they are all under the same Music shared folder on the Synology NAS…
And yes, I do change the folder names in order to groom my library - just not in this example…
This is just a wild idea, so sorry if it’s no help…but you’re not backing up your Roon database to your watched folder, are you?
No, you’re right.
I have all music in my Music share but I only watch specific 2. level folders like Music/HD and Music/VINYL.
The Roon backup is located in the Music share, but is not any of the watched folders.
Thanks for writing anyway - it could be something I just missed.
Do I need to do something special to close this support case?
Reason ? : I manage to find and isolate the issue that caused this behavior
It turned out I had two folders called almost the same:
- “Huey Lewis And The News”
- “Huey Lewis and the News”
which works well on the Synology NAS but definitely not on Windows and apparently not on ROCK as well. So I had to do the following to get it completely fixed:
- Move the three albums from one of the folders over to the other folder that contained one album
- Delete the empty folder
- Force Rescan
- Rename the folder I kept, e.g. “Huey Lewis And The News Renamed”
- Force Rescan
- Rename the folder to what I wanted it to be, e.g. “Huey Lewis And The News”
- Force Rescan
So now I no longer have re-appearing deleted files after running Force Rescan
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