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I have a Samsung Note 9 and power amp full (paid) version. Recently I moved all my music files from the onboard memory to the SD card. Now when I open an album  (under artists) I see multiple appearances of the same song. 

I set the folder under library to the music folder on the SD card only (unchecked the on board music directory which was empty anyway). A rescan made no difference. 

Now the app is unusable becouse it plays the sames song twice when I select an album.

How an I fix this?

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You'll probably need to do a FULL Rescan (in Settings > Library) in order to remove the legacy scanned items.

Andre

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47 minutes ago, toddmont said:

Where is that knob? I see rescan but that did not make any difference.

Settings > Library then scroll to the bottom

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Thanks for the pointer.

I just did a full scan and still have the duplic ates.. see image.

Not sure what I am doing wrong here

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11 hours ago, toddmont said:

I just did a full scan and still have the duplic ates.. see image.

Not sure what I am doing wrong here

When you show the info for both entries of a song, are they absolutely equal and point to the same file?

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11 hours ago, toddmont said:

I just did a full scan and still have the duplic ates.. see image.

Not sure what I am doing wrong here

Did you set the music folders in Settings > Library > Music Folders ? If not, choose the directories where the music now resides.

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There is a directory difference here.. the one with the artwork is:

/storage/6533-35641/music/flat as a pancake/never been any reason.mp3 

The Object without the artwork is:

/storage/6533-35641/music/flat as a pancake(0)/never been any reason.mp3

Yes, I only selected the music folder on the SD card and not the main memory of the phone.

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1 hour ago, toddmont said:

/storage/6533-35641/music

And that directory does contain a subdirectory

1 hour ago, toddmont said:

flat as a pancake

Does it also contain a subdirectory

1 hour ago, toddmont said:

flat as a pancake(0)

Perhaps both directories are there ? Or there is a link ?

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14 hours ago, toddmont said:

the one with the artwork is:

/storage/6533-35641/music/flat as a pancake/never been any reason.mp3 

The Object without the artwork is:

 /storage/6533-35641/music/flat as a pancake(0)/never been any reason.mp3 

Did you perhaps do the move to SD card and then erroneously did another copy command ? So that now each subdirectory is duplicated, the duplicate with an additional "(0)" in its name ?

Or first a copy, then a move to get rid of the data in the internal memory ?

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Not too sure what you are telling me. Initially, I copied all the music form the phone to SD card using my Windows 10 box using file explorer.

I just now went though the directories looking do duplicates and did not see and. There was one directory with backup that had some files, however these were not in the /music/* dir. I moved them to /music and did anohter rescan with the same duplicate results.

I should add that the Power Amp settings are to only scan that one /music/* directory on the SD card. 

Are you asking of there is a /*(1) directory? I searched and did not find one.

Thanks for the support you are offering. Any other ideas????

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4 hours ago, toddmont said:

Are you asking of there is a /*(1) directory? I searched and did not find one. 

Sorry, I meant "(0)", as in the filename of your duplicate songs

14 hours ago, toddmont said:

/storage/6533-35641/music/flat as a pancake(0)/never been any reason.mp3

If there are no duplicate subdirectories in your music folder : you could get yourself another SD-card, or re-format the existing one.

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I checked the music folder to see if there was another directory in there also called music.. there was not.

 

i backed up the SD card, reformatted it using the Andriod app on the phone, and copied the music (and other files) back onto the SD card. I did a full rescan and still have the duplicates.

 

So, I removed the SD card, powered back up and noted that Power Amp saw zero entries.. that was good.. I put the SD card back in and did another scan in power amp. It came back with the duplicate files again. 

OK then there was the big revelation...!

I changed the Views on file explorer to get the full names and saw that some of the folders had a duplicate "(0)" appended to them is a separate folder. I deleted all of those and did a rescan.. it worked!

So, to recap.. for some reason I ended up with song folders that around 20% had a duplicate with (0) at the end and power amp (correctly) picked those up as unique.

Thank you blaubar for all of your help and patience. I am working now. 

 

Regards!

 

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On 5/25/2019 at 10:25 AM, toddmont said:

/storage/6533-35641/music/flat as a pancake/never been any reason.mp3 

The Object without the artwork is:

/storage/6533-35641/music/flat as a pancake(0)/never been any reason.mp3

Good to hear that you are good to go now @toddmont. But strange you found one of the two folders to be empty. The examples you sent earlier clearly have files in distinct folders that I would have expected Poweramp to identify separately.

I often find that when I plan to make any changes to my library, it is best to just add the new files. But if I make a lot of changes I start with a clean slate  reformatting the card and copying all files afterwards.

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