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Clear database

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Is there a way to clear database without it checking every folder/partition?

I have selected a particular folder on an SD card but using the clear database etc it still checks all the others.

I would like Poweramo to clear all and scan a set folder.

 

Thanks

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Sure, make sure that's the only folder included in the Folders and Library > Music Folders list, and then to a Full Rescan.

Andre

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I have done that but it seems to pick up folders on the other SD card.

Looks like its scanning all even though I have selected one.

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Just make sure that in Settings > Folders and Library > Music Folders, you deselect everything first (both internal folders and SD Card) and then tick only the folder you want scanned.

Andre

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Thats what I have done.

Only one folder in the EXT1 SD card selected.

It's still scanning the EXT2 SD card folder I had previously selected.

I have removed the EXT2 SD card folder from the list.

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That's odd, it shouldn't do that. I wonder if having multiple SD Cards is confusing it in some way, what are their system folder names?

Andre

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internal_sd
external_sd1
external_sd2
 
I have 
mnt/internal_sd
mnt/external_sd1/Music
mnt/external_sd2/Audio books
 
I imported the Audio books folder but now have an App for the books so decided to remove the books from Poweramp.
 
Just does not remove them now when I do a Full Rescan.
 
I'm guessing the full folders /library search includes every location and is ignoring the selected.
 
Or selected has not cleared the original scanned setting?
 
 

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No, full rescan should only include items ticked in MusicFolders. You could try temporarily renaming the Audio books folder, then doing a Full Scan in PA and see if it picks up the new folder (it shouldn't).

Otherwise, next step would be to clear app data for Poweramp, but as that will clear the folder settings it might have started a new scan before you can manage to change the setting again. Don't forget to Export your other settings and any in-memory Playlists before clearing the data if you have anything you don't want to lose.

Andre

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I've renamed it Audio books2 and it still tags the files in that folder in Full Rescan.

I've cleared the app data and it still adds the folder.

I think this has too many options for scanning library.... they must be conflicting.

Auto-find music folders

Folders/library scanner ... unticked Auto-scan

music folders..... set to mnt/external_sd1/Music

Full rescan

Still adds folder tags from new mnt/external_sd2/Audio books2

I think this is a bug....

 

 

 

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OK, try removing the second external SD Card from the device and do a Full Rescan, which must lose the items you don't want. Make sure auto scanning is turned off and re-insert the card, and check that the root and all contents of that second SD Card are still unselected in the Music Folders list. Then try a Rescan (not full at this point) and see what happens. Seems very odd though.

Andre

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Looks like the Audio Book reader app has placed a tag in the folder to prevent other mp3 apps from reading the folder.

I guess Poweramp is ignoring this?

Ok will remove card and see what it does.

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Poweramp ignores the system .nomedia flag, it uses its own Music Folders list instead - or at least it should.

Andre

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I've reinstalled and seems ok now.

I've selected the folder and then deselected and its doing what it should?

This is a Fiio X5iii and I think the second SD card is a bit iffy.

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Someone else mentioned issues with a Fiio x5 in another thread, but related to requesting high-res audio support. There could be wider issues - certainly two SD Cards is not a common feature at all in Android devices, and I understand that it uses a fairly heavily modified version of Android 5 too. Glad it's working for you now anyway. Have you put the second card back in now, and is it still scanning the correct locations OK?

Andre

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Looks OK now.

Yes the Sd card seems to remove itself periodically and has to be refreshed?

I have an audio book reader app working Ok  with it though.

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Sometimes SD Cards take a while to mount, so at bootup time it's possible that background scans can commence before the card has been mounted into the file system, which is bad as apps can think that all those songs have been deleted.

Andre

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I think it was the Auto scan . I unticked this and manual folder list is in control....

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Spoke too soon....

It still adds the folders on the other card.

Looks like I cant scan just one folder on one card unless I take the other out out.

Its Poweramps manual scanning thats the problem.

 

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I'll move this to bug reports, as the Music Folders system does not seem to be working for you in the unusual situation of having multiple SD Cards installed.

Andre

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