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Have to manually delete old playlists from USB drive

Every time I delete a playlist within my Rekordbox collection, I then I have to manually remove that playlist myself from any USB drives that contain it, even after my next sync, or else the empty, dead playlist will be at the bottom of the list within the folder or root that contains it.  Is this normal behavior?  Is there any way to make these delete upon sync as it does with files that are no longer in playlists?  Thank you for any help

Vincent

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@Vincent > Sorry, I'm not sure what process you're taking by which the playlist doens't remove itself.

When I have a playlist and I use the Sync Manager to synchronize it to the USB drive, if the playlist has been removed from my rekordbox collection, using the Sync Manager again will remove it from the device as well.

Could you please tell me step-by-step what you are doing to encounter this situation?

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Unfortunately that is not how it works on mine.  If I delete the playlist from my collection, and then sync my drive using the sync manager, those deleted playlists are still on the drive when I access them from the player or access the drive itself in Rekordbox (at the bottom of the list, not where they were prior to deleting). I have to access the drive in Rekordbox, seek out that playlist I had just deleted from my collection, and then delete it again from each of my USB drives manually.

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Did you find solution for problem? I discover thats happens when i rename playlist. Old name playlist stays on usb. When delete in collection than not stay.

Dj Night Beat 1 vote
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Hi, I have the same issue.

1. I had synced a few playlists from my rekordbox to an device

2. Then I decided to make a new playlist in rekordbox (named: all history) , which i wanted to sync to the device. So I selected this new playlist and DESELECTED all the other playlists, meaning that I only selected only ONE playlist to sync.

However all the other playlists REMAIN on the device. Also the tracks of the earlier playlists are still on the device.  I also made a picture of my CDJ with the info that still more than one playlists are on the device, including all the old tracks. (So you can see that 4 playlists are on my device while I only synced ONE playlist.

As you can also see that in rekordbox, the playlists which I did not select to sync, turned light grey.

I think I have had this happening many times, as often I was surprised why an device was full while I did not selected many tracks to sync, and to solve that in the past i continuesly formatted the device.

Just like 'DJ Night Beat wrotehere above: I also did discover that it happens when I rename playlists. Old name playlists stay on the usb.

I hope the attached pictures make this all more clear.

selecting: "Delete playlist tracks from device if playlist is deleted" does not make any change.

I hope to receive a response from Pioneer with an advice on how to solve this :)

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Hi, can maybe someone from Pioneer advice me on this? See the information I wrote here above a few weeks ago. Thanks :)

 

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Hi, this is also a problem for me. When I reorganised my playlists in rekordbox, it did on overwrite with the new structure. It duplicated the folders and playlists so I essentially have a mess of old folder versions on my usb. Note that when exporting it asked if I want to delete duplicate folder, I said yes but seems to have not deleted. Is there a solution for this?

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The easiest solution is:

1) Format the drive.

2) Re-export your music.

3) Don't use the Sync Manager.

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My problem is still not solved AFTER YEARS! And I'm clearly not the only one having this issue.

Steps I do:

1. I create a playlist (and let's say name it: X1), I add 2 tracks to this playlist. Then I use Sync Manager to export this playlist to an USB.

2. I change the name of this playlist (let's say I will rename it: X2) and delete 1 of the tracks, and then use Sync Manager again.

The result will be that on my USB stick is playlist X2. BUT also BOTH of the tracks from playlist X1 are on my USB (WHILE there should only be one track, as I had deleted one track) AND when I look in Rekordbox in the Sync Manager > Device > Playlist, then I can see that also playlist X1 is still on the 'device' although this playlist is clearly not in white letters, but in grey letters.

CAN SOMEONE FROM PIONEER PLEASE FINALLY HELP ME OUT PLEASE?

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ALSO READ ABOVE WHAT  USER 'Dj Night Beat' HERE ABOVE WRITES: Did you find solution for problem? I discover thats happens when i rename playlist. Old name playlist stays on usb. When delete in collection than not stay.

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ALSO READ WHAT USER 'Mark Geary' HERE ABOVE WRITES: When I reorganised my playlists in rekordbox, it did on overwrite with the new structure. It duplicated the folders and playlists so I essentially have a mess of old folder versions on my usb.

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+1 on last comment. In response the Pioneer solution above, there must be a software work around for this instead of needing to reformat the entire drive every-time you change your folder name or delete a folder? 

Actually formating the drive is not only time consuming, in my case its not really straight fwd. Can you please explain the best process of formating considering that my music is on an external drive, and I have no space on my computer to keep the music? 

I've cloned my drive already so I have it backed up there, but my concern is that if I copy over the files into the newly formated drive I fear that it will lose the mapping of all the music. Would I need to do an export from my cloned drive to my formated drive? If so, what are the steps I should take here? 

And you say dont use sync manager, is this just for the initial export or in general?  

thanks for the reply anyway and trying to help us sort this out! 


 

 

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Yes indeed Mark: "In response the Pioneer solution above, there must be a software work around for this instead of needing to reformat the entire drive every-time you change your folder name or delete a folder."

Dearest Pioneer DJ, CAN YOU PLEASE HELP OUT A.S.A.P! Thank you.

Dearest Pioneer DJ, CAN YOU PLEASE HELP OUT A.S.A.P! Thank you.

Dearest Pioneer DJ, CAN YOU PLEASE HELP OUT A.S.A.P! Thank you.

 

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Dear Pioneer DJ,

Is there a reason why you don't help us out?

I really hope to hear from you soon!

With kindest regards

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Hello all!

I recently encountered this problem and managed to remove the 'dead' folders by:

1. making another in rekordbox with the same name

2. syncing it to the device (USB).

3. Unsyncing it through the sync manager

4. deleted the new empty folder

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Dear Pioneer DJ,

I'm asking your help for 5th time or so.

Is there a reason why you don't help us out?

I really hope to hear from you soon!

With kindest regards

(Thank you mack mayell for your reply! I have not yet tested what you wrote, however I would like to know from Pioneer DJ a simple solution to this problem, and without doing all these efforts everytime. There really should be a simple solution/way to solve this problem. 

So please Pioneer DJ, can you help out please !

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+1000 on Rekordbox giving a better fix here! And a huge warning to everyone out there to be careful!

The undeleted playlist that have accrued on my USB over the years is now preventing me from updating my USB. Yes thats right, I cannot even update my USB any more - Im getting this error: the number of lists and folders cannot exceed 100 on one USB device which other people are complaining about on this thread.  

Even though I don't have anywhere close to 1000 playlists in rekordbox, these undeleted playlists on the USB are preventing me from updating my USB, and Im stuck!

Pioneer, can you please sort this out? 

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Hello , did this ever get sorted out X ? Have you ever managed to delete old playlist folders ?

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Really Pioneer?!?!

Your official response is "3) Don't use the Sync Manager."!!!!!

W!? T?! A?! FI? 

Sync manger is the "easiest" way, of all the current super convoluted ways of doing what should be actually really simple. I'm seeing this issue ALL over the internet now, with dates ranging several years and on different forums. Still no official Pioneer solution. 

Can we all get a simple fix please? 

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1. @pulse. Is there maybe please any update about this subject?

2. @ tan S 

No not solved for me, unfortunately.

(The only setting you can choose to delete all tracks from playlists which are NOT renamed is: preferences - Delete playlist tracks from device if playlist is deleted.

However this does not delete tracks which are in the renamed playlist. And this topic is about this subject.

3. @ Pioneer Your official response is "3) Don't use the Sync Manager."

My question is: Then how should I sync?

4. @ Dear Pioneer, is there another way to solve this by now? I very much hope so. (You can't ask from Rekordbox users to continuously reformat a usb drive for this reason...)

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Finally I have managed to reply and log in on here! My god why is this all so hard to get on with! I don't know if anyone else has a problem with that too but been trying to get on here now for weeks trying to reply!

So basically I don't know if this helps at all, but I had this problem where I had playlists that I didn't want anymore and wanted to remove them but couldn't !
I managed to ask someone to help and they mentioned to pop your USB into some decks if you have them, and delete the playlists yourself from the actual decks itself, there is an option on there to do it, I done it on some xdj 1000s.
Then I just deleted the playlists I didn't want anymore, then when I popped the USB into my laptop and opened rekordbox the playlists I deleted were gone.
Press the [MENU (UTILITY)] button on the decks. I did find out how to do this as well all through Google.

I really hope this helps or at least it might help someone! This really took me a long time to find out.

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