Wednesday, July 14, 2010

[Tuturial] Clear Your Rhythmbox Libary

As a recent convert from the now wounded KDE I have only been using Rhythmbox for a relatively short time now.  Up to this point I came to the conclusion that although it isn't no Windows Media Player or Amarok for that matter, it would do.  That was until I moved my music library from one drive to another and quickly noticed that there wasn't any clear way to change library locations once you have set them.

If you have had this problem, hopefully this post will save you some time. Take note that this will completely erase your library and the configured locations in Rhythmbox.  It will not erase any actual music though.

*Terminal Command*
rm -rf ~/.local/share/rhythmbox/*

Once you enter this command you can then open Rhythmbox as if it were a fresh install and setup new library locations at which point it will do a first time scan on them.


  1. Works like a charm!
    (Rhythmbox 0.13.1 on Ubuntu 10.10)

  2. good job! thx. (Rhythmbox 0.13.1 on Ubuntu 10.10)

  3. Thank you much. I had accidently put a bad folder in rythmbox, and it was talking forever to find all the bits and pieces. this worked perfectly in fedora 15.