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What IS 'trashbox', anyway?

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:49 pm
by Mikey1969
So I'm working through organizing my music collection, and I keep finding what looks like duplicates of some music. When I look at the properties, it tells me that the dupes are in the "trashbox" folder, and eventually it adds this stuff back to my library.

What is "trashbox"?

How do I get rid of it, or get it to quit getting added to my library?

Why are there files there? Right now, I see 2.5 GB of files. That's roughly 4% of the 64 GB or so of music that I have. I want it to be zero. I don't know what the files are doing in there, but when I get rid of music, I want it to totally delete it from the library and the computer, which is the option I choose.

Lastly, can I just empty the folder? I don't need space at the moment, but what keeps this thing from growing more?

Re: What IS 'trashbox', anyway?

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:55 pm
by Lowlander
It's not a MediaMonkey folder. Are you working with files on a NAS?

Re: What IS 'trashbox', anyway?

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:34 pm
by Mikey1969
I am... is it just the "Recycle Bin" on the NAS? It's a Buffalo TeraStation.

Re: What IS 'trashbox', anyway?

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:59 am
by rivorson
That's exactly what it is.

Buffalo provides a brief description of it and how to disable it here:
http://id.faq.buffalo-global.com/app/an ... a_id/14207

Re: What IS 'trashbox', anyway?

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:54 am
by Lowlander
If you want to keep it (it's a safety net) you need to make sure you're not scanning the folder containing the trash bin. This may mean that you need to use a sub-folder for your media on the NAS and only have it scanned.

Re: What IS 'trashbox', anyway?

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:50 pm
by Mikey1969
Cool. Thanks guys! I will sort this out now that I know what's going on. As always, wonderful support from a great community!