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Background: I cannot figure out how to make Rhythmbox scan ONLY the folder with my music in it. I want to delete all of its settings and start over.

What do I have to do to make Rhythmbox think it's never been run before?

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Remove these folders:

  • ~/.local/share/rhythmbox
  • ~/.cache/rhythmbox
  • ~/.gconf/apps/rhythmbox.

You can use your file browser to do this or run this command from the terminal:

rm ~/.local/share/rhythmbox/ ~/.cache/rhythmbox/ ~/.gconf/apps/rhythmbox/ -r
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In recent versions I had to do this to reset gsetting keys (there was no ~/.gconf/apps/rhythmbox)

gsettings reset-recursively org.gnome.rhythmbox
gsettings reset-recursively org.gnome.rhythmbox.display-page-tree
gsettings reset-recursively org.gnome.rhythmbox.library
gsettings reset-recursively org.gnome.rhythmbox.player
gsettings reset-recursively org.gnome.rhythmbox.plugins
gsettings reset-recursively org.gnome.rhythmbox.plugins.iradio
gsettings reset-recursively org.gnome.rhythmbox.plugins.lyrics
gsettings reset-recursively org.gnome.rhythmbox.plugins.magnatune
gsettings reset-recursively org.gnome.rhythmbox.plugins.replaygain
gsettings reset-recursively org.gnome.rhythmbox.plugins.visualizer
gsettings reset-recursively org.gnome.rhythmbox.podcast
gsettings reset-recursively org.gnome.rhythmbox.podcast
gsettings reset-recursively org.gnome.rhythmbox.rhythmdb
gsettings reset-recursively org.gnome.rhythmbox.sharing
gsettings reset-recursively org.gnome.rhythmbox.sources
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All your preferences are stored in ~/.gconf/apps/rhythmbox/ file.

You need to delete this directory, in Nautilus, press Ctrl+H to show hidden files, then delete it.

Warning: Backup this directory before deleting it.

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