Author Topic: Duplicate files showing in Music and Video  (Read 1494 times)

April 04, 2010, 08:34:31 PM
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alstong

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Hi there,

I recently notice that most of my music and video files are duplicated when displayed via WDTV, i.e. I select "Music", navigate to "Artists" or "Album" to find that each track is duplicated. On playing back the album this means that each track is played twice. Bloody annoying. The list of videos, shows everything twice too.

When I plug my portable hd into my PC I can clearly see that only one version of each file exists (I've tried searching too). Also in WDTV folder management it shows me only one version of each file. Weird and annoying.

I'm on the current version and have tried resetting to factory defaults but to no avail. All help gratefully received....


April 05, 2010, 08:53:40 AM
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vango44

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there should be a folder at the root of the portable drive called "wdtv". It may be hidden (you'll have to enable viewing hidden files in windows settings).
Delete this folder. Then unplug power cord from wdtv live and re-connect. This folder contains meta-data for your folder/file structure.
After powering back up it should re-build this correctly.
I've done this before with no ill-effects.

April 09, 2010, 11:11:35 PM
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alstong

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That worked perfectly, thanks mate