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Much to my dismay, Amarok defaulted to adding all audio files in my entire home folder to its local collection — without my permission.

The local collection is now full of uncurated garbage. How can I empty it?

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Delete ~/.kde/share/apps/amarok/mysqle, as suggested in the Amarok manual:

Database issues

If the database is corrupt and this is preventing Amarok from starting, you can move the database to a backup location (or simply delete it). This will cause Amarok to rebuild the database from scratch. Move the $HOME/.kde/share/apps/amarok/mysqle folder to a backup location (such as $HOME/.kde/share/apps/amarok/mysqle~) and restart Amarok.

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