So I’m currently trying to cleanup and organise my music library a fair bit.
Currently I have everything in a big fat “Music” folder, and then sub-folders for playlists. With accompanying .m3u files in the main folder. Nothing is sorted in pretty much any way. Just massive folders of flac files.
I have selected this “Music” folder as my storage location in roon, and then made a local copy of all my playlists, highlighted them, and clicked “Export” to a new “RoonLibrary” folder.
This was done with the hope that now everything would be sorted into artist/album folders and nicely organised. Which for the most part it was. My “Roonlibrary” folder had subfolders for each artist, and each of those had subfolders for albums.
I then disabled the “Music” folder and selected “RoonLibrary” as my library folder. So that it was not showing my entire library twice.
The issue is. If I have a track in more than one playlist, it seems to make multiple copies of it.
For example, I have a track by Audiobruz called “Blow”, (Album name is also “Blow”)
This track is in 4 of my playlists. There was originally only ONE flac file in my “Music” folder, but in the new “RoonLibrary” folder, there are FOUR, seemingly one from each playlist, “Blow”, “Blow (2)”, “Blow (3)” and “Blow (4)”
If I delete the 2,3, and 4 folders, then some of my playlists now show that “Blow” track as unavailable. Seemingly roon during the export had copied the original file once per playlist and pointed each playlist to its own file, rather than just copying the original file once and pointing all the playlists to that file.
(Clean up duplicates was enabled, though the issue persists with it off)
Is there any way to either stop this from happening, not really sure why copying the same file once per playlist would be a good plan…
Alternatively, is there a way to select a track in my playlist and manually change the path?
Right now the only way to sort this is to manually re-add and re-order my playlist tracks that were duplicated.