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[Bug] All my music disappeared, how to get it back?

asked 2014-12-10 22:18:27 +0300

Harakiri gravatar image

updated 2014-12-11 10:15:15 +0300

Suddenly all my music just disappeared. I removed the SD card and inserted it back in. The result is that now I have 16 gigs of music under Unknown album / Unknown artist. How can I fix this?

The tracker database SHOULD NOT corrupt like this by itself! At least the settings menu should include an option to reset the database. No utility apps, no terminals.

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the tracker db seems more stable in U9 so less intervention is required.

the sailfish utilities 'app' puts the clear database option in the settings menu.

r0kk3rz ( 2014-12-11 11:22:08 +0300 )edit

Ok, it's great if things have improved :)

Harakiri ( 2014-12-11 22:26:36 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-12-10 23:59:38 +0300

r0kk3rz gravatar image

tracker-control -se from terminal

or clear tracker database from sailfish utilities

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I couldn't find any "Sailfish Utilities" in the Store. It was hard enough to find even a terminal app, because searching for "Terminal" gives you nothing. The search is next to useless. But anyway, I was able to fix the issue via the ShellEx terminal app I found by accident.

Harakiri ( 2014-12-11 10:07:49 +0300 )edit

terminal is installed automatically when developer mode is enabled.

sailfish utilities is only available if you're running U9

r0kk3rz ( 2014-12-11 10:28:45 +0300 )edit

Oh, right. I forgot that. Thanks for the info :)

Harakiri ( 2014-12-11 22:27:44 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-12-11 08:24:56 +0300

updated 2014-12-11 08:25:44 +0300

There are three possibilities, sometimes the media app just needs time to show all the music. Just leave it open for a few minutes.

Secondly you can try downloading Quasar MX from Jolla Store it's an advanced music player with many more functionalities and also support for .wma files and many more. It should cover all of you're music

Thirdly you can try downloading Sailfish Utilities from Jolla store. After installing you will find a new option under settings --> system --> Utilities (at the very end, right upon battery settings). Open Sailfish utilities, there is an option to delete tracker-database, so your Phone will build a new one. I recommend you to do this over night because sometimes tracker-store causes high CPU-Usage (It was the case under 1.0.7.x don't know if something changed since then)

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Asked: 2014-12-10 22:18:27 +0300

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