Folders in watched directory reappear after deleted

Core Machine (Operating system/System info/Roon build number)

mac mini, MacOS 10.14.3; Roon 1.6 (401)

Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)

not relevant

Audio Devices (Specify what device you’re using and its connection type - USB/HDMI/ect.)

USB Dac attached to Mac mini

Description Of Issue

Roon server is installed on Mac mini.
I also have the roon app installed for control.

Music on USB HD directly attached.

The phenomenon: I manually edit my music drive (from Finder).
I organize and move album folders to the artist folder.
They are no longer seen in the root folder.

After a few hours: the album folders reappear, come back from the dead.
I then have duplicated files.

Took me a while to understand - I was deleting, yet the files and folders return.
The $RECYCLE.BIN; is excluded

Did anyone else experience it?

You’re saying the folders and files do reappear in the Finder? Or just within Roon?

Not sure if that could have anything to do with it but still asking: do you also run iTunes? Is it set to organize its library on its own?

The files and folders reappear within Finder!
I do not have an iTunes folder associated with the roon folder.

The only reason I could come with is that the roon server is keeping the disc structure.
But I may be way off

Not sure what’s happening. Do you know if the free space of the drive decreases accordingly? And what’s the USB disk using as a file system?

I had different but related weirdness. Library cleanup seemed to resolve it.

I have run it now.
Cleaned trash bin.
Disabled the root folder in roon.

I consider renaming the folder and attach it to roon anew.

It is like a shadow ghost returning all deleted files.
It is a WD 4TB disk, connected via USB3 directly to mac mini.
Formatted as AFPS

Hi @Iftach_Landau,

Does this same behavior occur even if Roon is not in use?

Roon should not affect the folders or files in your storage location, with the exception of deleting in Roon. If you moved these folders and files Roon can see that but it won’t cause the folders to reappear.

Do you have any backup software that may be bringing these deleted files back?

I understand it is odd, and I do not think roon is the culprit.

I have recreated the music folder under a new name and added it to the watch list.

Is is still in a scanning process and I will keep an eye.

Thank you all for your kind advices

@dylan, I have now found that on the newly created folder, a ghost folder reappeared.
As it was was for one artist, I went over each album, and found that roon recreated the folders for those albums marked as “versions”.

I deleted these albums from roon and cleaned up the library from settings.

Will wait to see what happens next

I give up…had removed the library and had it rescanned

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