How do I wipe the music database of Rhythmbox? I have imported lots of music into Rhythmbox. Now I want Rhythmbox to forget everything that I've imported.
Close Rhythmbox and delete the Rhythmbox database in
If you also want Rhythmbox to forget your library paths (the directories where it automatically looks for music), then you need to delete them from dconf:
gsettings set org.gnome.rhythmbox.rhythmdb locations "['file:///dev/null']"
You can then set new paths in the Rhythmbox GUI, under
Edit -> Preferences -> Music.
gsettings reset org.gnome.rhythmbox.rhythmdb locations
does not work correctly, since then Rhythmbox tries to be "smart" and uses your home directory as a default value. Using
/dev/null above prevents this; alternatively you could directly set the library paths using