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#1 Ishanx

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 12:24

Over the years, I have a collection of over 400gb of music and I don't listen to 80% of it. Outgrew most of what I used to listen five years back. Ripped music, purchased stuff and well, even a little pirated music and all. Heh.

 

Is there any software than scans the music library and can help me mass delete much of the music? Sucks that I can't use Fb2k to delete the file from the disk.

 

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#2 Nick H.

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 12:26

Just a question before I can offer some ideas: how will this program know what you want to keep and what you want to remove?

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 12:29

I don't think any software is going to know what you don't like/want anymore.

 

I think your best bet would be to start copying the stuff that you do want to a new location, then manually delete what is left, and then rebuild your library in foobar.

 

Or rather than copying it (if space is an issue), just move it to a new folder on the same drive.

 

Your library will be screwed for a while, but such is life.



#4 OP Ishanx

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 12:32

No, I don't want it to be automatic of course. That would be a silly thing to ask for. I just want an app that can display everything 'neatly' so that I can select whatever I don't need and delete.



#5 Mark

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 12:32

You could do it if you had been using iTunes all along. Just make a smart filter and order everything via playcounts, and maybe last play date too.



#6 BGM

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 12:34

powershell, make it do what you like :D



#7 Dot Matrix

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 12:35

Um. Save what you want, then format the drive?



#8 +FiB3R

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 12:35

Actually, in foobar...

 

Right click > File Operations > Delete file.

 

You can select multiple files by holding Ctrl as you click. Or hold Shift to select a range.



#9 OP Ishanx

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 12:39

Actually, in foobar...

 

Right click > File Operations > Delete file.

 

You can select multiple files by holding Ctrl as you click. Or hold Shift to select a range.

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Am I missing something?



#10 +FiB3R

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 12:48

Apparently...

 

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#11 +BudMan

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 12:49

" I just want an app that can display everything 'neatly' so that I can select whatever I don't need and delete."

What like explorer? ;)

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How do you have your music stored that you can not look at in explorer?

#12 Nick H.

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 12:50

You're each using different versions. ;) Must be a new(ish) feature.

#13 +Frank B.

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 12:52

" I just want an app that can display everything 'neatly' so that I can select whatever I don't need and delete."

What like explorer? ;)

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How do you have your music stored that you can not look at in explorer?

 

That's what I was wondering as well. 

 

As an aside: Celine Dion? Really, BudMan? :p



#14 +BudMan

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 12:53

The wife has music there too ;)

So do the kids - from way back, they both had their rap phase, etc. etc..

Mine is mostly

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#15 +FiB3R

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 12:53

Maybe it's just due to the different layouts we are using? I doubt that this would be a new feature.

 

BudMan, I think he is trying to avoid rebuilding his library.