How to delete auto-organize masks?

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How to delete auto-organize masks?

Post by frabman » Thu Jan 17, 2008 2:44 am

My list of previously-useds masks in the dropdown when running auto-organize keeps growing as I am slowly getting my library origanized.

How can I clean up the ones I no longer need? Some were mistakes, some I never used, some are slight variations of each other.

It gets harder and harder to use the drop-down since every one seems to be saved in the history and I cant find a way to delete ones i no longer want.

Thanks,
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Post by ashishg » Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:25 am

These marks are located into MediaMonkey.ini file which is at the same place MediaMonkey.db. Just open file in text and search and delete.

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Post by trixmoto » Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:30 am

Make sure you do this when MM is closed though as it caches the settings and will rewrite the file when it closes, overwriting any changes you may have made.
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Re: How to delete auto-organize masks?

Post by BrickTop » Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:04 pm

I'm not into these kinds of files all that often so I searched around and found a few things that someone might find helpful. The MediaMonkey.ini is located at:

C:\Documents and Settings\[Your Windows User Name]\Local Settings\Application Data\MediaMonkey

Be sure you look in the "Application Data" folder that is INSIDE the "Local Settings" folder, as there is an "Applications Data" folder on the SAME LEVEL as the "Local Settings" folder that does NOT contain the "MediaMonkey" folder.

Secondly, when you do get to the ini file, it should automatically open into a text editor (like NotePad). You are looking towards the very bottom where it says [FileMasks] (This is not so obvious to us geeks that are not truly classified as techno-geeks.)

Finally, if you just delete a mask (say, Mask3 of 10) I THINK you need to be sure to go back and renumber the remaining masks. (An Admin-geek type might be able to verify or deny this.) Just something to consider.

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Re: How to delete auto-organize masks?

Post by spacefish » Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:08 am

This really needs to be built into the main GUI whereby the user can select a mask or masks and choose to delete them from the program window. Requiring the average user to go into a text file and find the correct data to delete, let alone delete that data, is not intuitive at all. I am certainly not beyond making these changes myself but due to MM not having adequate sortname support, I have refrained from doing any internal clean up because the list will just fill up again the next time I need to auto-organize a person with a last name. Given the amount of new music I get, that will be quite soon and often. I'd rather not deal with the never ending task of .ini editing.
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Re: How to delete auto-organize masks?

Post by Itlan » Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:37 pm

spacefish wrote:This really needs to be built into the main GUI whereby the user can select a mask or masks and choose to delete them from the program window. Requiring the average user to go into a text file and find the correct data to delete, let alone delete that data, is not intuitive at all. I am certainly not beyond making these changes myself but due to MM not having adequate sortname support, I have refrained from doing any internal clean up because the list will just fill up again the next time I need to auto-organize a person with a last name. Given the amount of new music I get, that will be quite soon and often. I'd rather not deal with the never ending task of .ini editing.
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Man this is frustrating. Cleaning up the Auto-organize Masks should be easy.

I'd also like to see a feature where you can give a certain mask a name, to make it easier to select. I have 2 masks that I use, one for normal albums and another for Various Artists albums. They are both very similar except for the very end of the mask. In order to select between the two I have to select one and scroll all the way to the left to see which one I selected.

Being able to name the masks makes it easy because I can call one "Normal Album Mask" and the other "Various Artists Mask".

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Re: How to delete auto-organize masks?

Post by Lowlander » Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:41 pm

Ctrl+Delete would be good way to do this, like deleting URL's from the browser address bar drop down.
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Re: How to delete auto-organize masks?

Post by malachisecretspy » Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:16 am

i also need to clean these up,but am unsure if whicj ones to delete?could someone please tell me what all the symbols mean and such.i dont want to delete the masks it uses on startup and such.any help i would be very greatful....thx!!!

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Re: How to delete auto-organize masks?

Post by nohitter151 » Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:53 am

malachisecretspy wrote:i also need to clean these up,but am unsure if whicj ones to delete?could someone please tell me what all the symbols mean and such.i dont want to delete the masks it uses on startup and such.any help i would be very greatful....thx!!!
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Re: How to delete auto-organize masks?

Post by malachisecretspy » Sat Oct 02, 2010 8:33 am

thanks alot.will be handy to learn whats what before i go deleting. :D

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Re: How to delete auto-organize masks?

Post by MMuser2011 » Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:18 am

6 years after the first post there is still no simple way to delete no longer needed (or even wrong) auto-organize masks?

I have deleted all my entries from the mediamonkey.ini section
[FileMasks]

After a new start of MediaMonkey.exe this section will be filled automatically and unwanted with 6 default-masks.

The same seems to be true for the sections:
[EncodeMasks]
[BurnMasks]

How can I delete ALL this unwanted masks forever?

Do we have a feature request ticket for a simple way on the GUI to delete such entries?
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Re: How to delete auto-organize masks?

Post by dtsig » Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:48 am

Having a gui way to make changes to ini would be nice. We have a rule in our designs that users are NEVER directed to make changes to "control" data (ini files) or to the registry. Those kind of changes ASSUME a specific level of knowledge of the user which we find usually not existing ;)
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