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6/30/11
Original Poster
n8man1068

Google Music Beta...delete all music?

Is there a way to delete ALL of my uploaded music, and start over?
Music Manager uploaded my entire collection, even after telling it not to, stopping the upload, and directing it to a new folder.
I'd like to delete everything, fix that metadata on all of my music, then re upload from a specified folder.
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gilbertja
7/2/11
gilbertja
This is the best I explanation I could find. http://www.google.com/support/music/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1260049&topic=1100184
I am trying to do it now but the webpage keeps freezing.
7/5/11
Original Poster
n8man1068
I'm trying to go to the Songs list and delete them that way.
I clicked the 1st song, scrolled to the bottom, held down SHIFT, clicked the last song....all songs highlighted...kept SHIFT held down, clicked the triangle..Delete Selected Songs. It said it deleted 7000 songs, out of my 9470. Sounded good....did the same for more songs..400 here, 300 there....it doesn't seem like it's refreshing. I've deleted the same group of songs a few times now. When I go to Settings in music.google, it now shows 0 songs out of 20,000...however, there are still songs in my library. I just deleted 470 songs that start with 'S'....refreshed, and there are songs from N-S showing.
 
Putting in a bug report. If there's an option to delete your entire library AND withdraw from the Beta, there should be a way to just delete all of your songs and start over.
7/5/11
Original Poster
n8man1068
Deleted a bunch more....let it sit...it's now reporting and showing 0 songs.
Going to let it sit a bit longer, then try to re upload.
7/5/11
Original Poster
n8man1068
To add more...I still have albums showing up in 'New and Recent'. If I click on an album, I get the spinning processing wheel...then brings me back to the New and Recent screen.
I guess it can't go into the album because now I have no music...but the album info should be removed as well.
PaulQ602
7/17/11
PaulQ602
I would really like this feature too. If you are new to this whole thing, you can accidentally upload a bunch of music you don't want to. There's no way to just erase it all and start over. I don't want to exit the beta.
pahool
7/28/11
pahool
Ditto this. I chose the wrong music folder and now only have my A-G artists uploaded with no more space available. Being able to start from scratch is crucial.
jhwells
7/29/11
jhwells
I did the same thing with 3900 songs the other day. There seems to be a fair amount of lag between when one chooses to delete the files and them actually showing up missing.
 
I may be wrong, but it also seemed that if I refreshed the page it stopped the deletion process.
 
I ended up deleting in batches of 1,000 and waiting 10 or so minutes between trys. I then gave it about an hour and logged out/back in. The song count was zero and the album art was empty.
Kenneth.F
9/3/11
Kenneth.F
I would expect some sort of an incremental mechanism. I just deleted several gigs of MP3's from my local library. The same library is used as source for the Google Music library, but the deleted tracks are still in my Google Library. This makes it difficult and it is not very user friendly. We need an option to 'start over' (without redrawing from the whole thing), or the possibility to choose whether or not to keep local libraries in sync with the Google library. Choosing the latter means that if you delete/add/modify tracks locally, these changes are replicated to the Google library too.
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