Why has the function 'Remove From Library' been removed for local albums?

Description My Setup

Details on your Core machine (OS, Hardware specs, Roon build)

  • Pinkfaun 2.16X Server, running on Audiolinux, AMD 7 3700 processor, 16GB RAM, 1 HD Samsung SSD 250GB for Roon + 2nd HD Samsung 4TB SSD for local music
  • Roon version 2.0 build: 1143
  • HQPlayer: HQPlayer Embedded 4.31.0

Details on your Remote(s) (OS, Hardware specs, Roon build)

  • iPad Air Pro – 64GB - running iPadOS 15 - Roon version 2.0 build: 1141
  • Samsung S10e – running Android version 12 kernel 4.14.113-23727351 – Roon version 2.0 build: 1141 Wifi 6
  • PC running Windows 11 Home - 11th Gen Intel(R) Core™ i7-1165G7 @ 2.80GHz 2.80 GHz Ram 16GB, Roon version 2.0 build: 1143

Networking details (especially what hardware you’re using, how everything is connected, and anything notable about how it’s all configured)

  • Ethernet & Wifi Mesh network (Wifi 6) built on 3 * Asus Zenwifi XT8
  • Connected to Service Provider modem
  • Speedtest connection speed ethernet 93Mbps download – 18Mbps upload
  • Roon Core connected via ethernet, Remote PC connected via ethernet
  • Mobile Remotes connected via Wifi6

Audio devices in use

  • T+A 8 DSD connected to Roon Core, using HQPlayerEmbedded, connected via USB
  • Endpoints : 1 * Cambridge Audio CXN v2 , connected via ethernet

Library details

  • Local library on separate internal 14TB + 12 TB SSD harddisks in Roon Server
  • Qobuz Hi-fi Sublime streaming service
  • 65992 tracks (4376 albums – 2375 local, 2001 Qobuz)

Backup details

  • Location 1 : USB disk connected to Core Machine - 2GB capacity
  • Location 2 : Synology NAS 10,8 TB capacity
  • Location 3 : USB disk connected to Synology NAS - 7,2 TB capacity

Description of Issue

Why can’t local stored albums not be Removed from Library from within Roon anymore?
Not that this is something I would do an a regular basis, and there is a workaround (see at the end)

Let me document, with the album L.A. Woman from the Doors which I have 4 times in My Library (excessive I know but to use Nils Lofgren’s words: I kinda like it)

Version 1: DSD64 local album

Version 2: 44,1kHz/16bit local album

Version 3: 96kHz/24bit local album

Version 4:

So Qobuz albums can be removed from within Roon, local albums cannot anymore.
I have checked this for more than 20 albums, same issue for all.

Are there software release notes where this is documented, or is this a bug?

Workaround: delete the local album from storage location (harddisk) .
However, easy to do on Windows/Mac desktop , not feasible from mobile device.


There is a way using the desktop software. Click the three dots to the right of the ‘Play now’ button and select ‘Edit …’. Scroll down and you’ll find ‘Delete album’ at the bottom. As far as I’m aware, this has always been the only way to delete a local album from within Roon, but I may be mistaken. ‘Add to Library’ and ‘Remove from library’, as far as I know, only apply to albums from Qobuz or Tidal.

Thanks for refreshing (resetting) my memory.
You are 100% right: ‘Remove from library’ only apply to albums from Qobuz or Tidal.

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