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chillware

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The options in delete duplicates should have the ability to be 'OR' not just 'AND' when more than one check box is checked.

I find myself having to run the delete function 3 times checking each box individually to get rid of dup's in my misc songs folders.

Thanks!
chillware

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Also another thought, and this may be slightly out of the scope of SK but I think would be very useful..

Sometimes I like to run the Delete Duplicates function on my main folder that contains a lot of complete albums, because sometimes my complete albums end up w/ duplicate songs when I tag and move an album that I may already have. But when SK runs its routine, it'll delete duplicates if they exist across multiple albums, this is not good. I accidentally deleted a LOT of songs the other day, thank goodness for the recycle bin.

SK should have a check box that says "Delete only duplicates in same folder" or something along those lines, so it only looks at duplicates within the current folder and ignores other folders. So this routine would just essentially look at each folder of songs for duplicates rather than the entire collection that got loaded in. Make sense?

So far I'm liking the simplicity of SK, and hope my ideas make it in w/ out monkeying up the simplicity too much .. Or is this something for Jaikoz?
paultaylor

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Hi I don't quite follow 'it'll delete duplicates if they exist across multiple albums, this is not good'

If you mean you have multiple copies of the same album then you'll want to delete the duplicates don't you ?

Or do you mean these are two different albums/releases with the same song in both and because they are different albums you want to keep both songs. In this case i think you just have your Delete Duplicates options incorrect you need to ensure you have checked MB Release Id as part of the matching criteria, not just MB Recording Id or Acoustid

thanks Paul (Administrator)
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chillware wrote:
The options in delete duplicates should have the ability to be 'OR' not just 'AND' when more than one check box is checked.

I find myself having to run the delete function 3 times checking each box individually to get rid of dup's in my misc songs folders.

Thanks! 

That is an idea, but I worry its a bit cavalier, and I think you have misunderstood the options a bit. Just selecting MB Release Id on its own makes no sense because all songs in one album would have the same release id, it only makes sense if you check at least one of the other options. In fact if you do just pick MB Release Id Jaikoz actually runs with all three options checked, but it doesnt make this clear I should display a message window instead informing you its an invalid choice.

Really you need to decide what consitutues a duplicate in your collection, and then review results and run again if your preferred solution doesnt find all duplicates.

thanks Paul (Administrator)
 
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