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Documents app shows "ghost" documents

asked 2014-03-23 18:16:13 +0300

Upp15 gravatar image

I had a couple of documents in my SD card. They were found ok by the tracker and shown in the app before the Ohijarvi update. Now, after the uodate, the SD card has "moved", and those documents are still listed in Documents, but they can't be opened nor deleted.

Now I have removed those docs from the card using File Browser, but they keep showing in Documents !?

Reboot hasn't helped.

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Do you have sailfish utilities installed? There you have different possibilities to reindex. I had a similar problem with media files and photos

dirksche ( 2018-06-03 23:42:55 +0300 )edit

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answered 2018-06-03 23:42:01 +0300

Spam Hunter gravatar image

updated 2018-06-03 23:43:34 +0300

@nemirova - since this question was asked & answered, the command for tracker has changed.

tracker reset -e is my preferred command.

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answered 2014-03-23 19:53:20 +0300

mve gravatar image

You can reset tracker database from terminal:

tracker-control -r

then start tracker again using command:

tracker-control -s
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Yes, but that is a workaround, not a solution/fix. :-)

Upp15 ( 2014-03-23 20:47:14 +0300 )edit

Yes it is, I was lazy when writing that message and didn't mention it. It helped me to get away that problem and shared it, if someone else is strugling with the same problem and want's to get rid of it before bug is fixed.

mve ( 2014-03-24 16:42:38 +0300 )edit

answered 2018-06-03 23:33:30 +0300

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Got the same exactly problem after upgrade to version. - ghost docs are listed in the Documents and can not be removed. Tried suggested workaround to no avail: [root@Sailfish nemo]# tracker-control -r bash: tracker-control: command not found ?

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Please try to use comments box for comments like this, leaving answer boxes for actual answers/fixes :)

Welcome to TJC.

Spam Hunter ( 2018-06-03 23:43:18 +0300 )edit

tried tracker reset -e and it did not help. still showing ghost documents which can not be deleted. I wonder where is the index file responsible for the Documents list - perhaps force purge it somehow?

nemirova ( 2018-06-04 00:07:07 +0300 )edit
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