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  • gpglang
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Manual forcing to rescan libraries...
I would like to see a way to force FB to rescan the library NOW...
I have found two ways to do so.. restart FB2K or remove the library en define it again.
Both are not my favorites... by far.
Is there another way or is it possible to have a button that does start a rescan of all (or selected) libraries?
So: feature request

  • NEMO7538
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Reply #1
File-->Preferences-->Media Library, then Right click one the folders

  • southisup
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Reply #2
Or shift click on the Library menu - extra options will appear.

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Is there any reason to manually rescan folders if "Monitoring for changes when running" is enabled?
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  • shakey_snake
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Is there any reason to manually rescan folders if "Monitoring for changes when running" is enabled?

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  • gpglang
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Reply #5
Thx you all that helped... Never realized a right click action was defined here.. RTFM is here in place, My guess...

The reason to have this is Monitoring is not always as quick as I need it to be... 
This did help me.. So thanks for those with the attention to help... All others, look into the mirror... and dislike.

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Reply #6
I really don't understand your problem: the quickest is indeed the live monitoring while foobar runs. How could a manual rescan be faster?
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  • dhromed
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I suppose the library on a networked drive doesn't update as quickly and/or frequently?


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Reply #8
Sure, but does the library on a NAS updates quicklier then applying rescan by restarting foobar2000? That's what the op said.
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  • southisup
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When first introduced, monitor for changes was not reliable for a few people, myself included. This was apparently due to deficiencies outside of foobar2000. Recent versions seem to have overcome this problem, for me at least, & most, if the lack of posts about it is anything to go by.

  • ExUser
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The problem with folder monitoring was, I think, a bug in Samba, the free CIFS/SMB daemon. I remember Yirkha posting a patch once. I bet that's fixed now.

  • MrMonkey
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The problem with folder monitoring was, I think, a bug in Samba, the free CIFS/SMB daemon. I remember Yirkha posting a patch once. I bet that's fixed now.

It's fixed but it seems that some vendors don't update their SMB packages.