Refresh Groove Music database?

I added my music directories, but it is only show a couple of items and I have a lot.  Is there a way to force Groove to rescan the music directories.  I tried deleting the sources from the Groove setup then re-adding them and it doesn't help.
 

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Are they supported file types?  I'm not brave enough to let it mess with my local music and only let it see OneDrive.

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Yep same here, lots of music and it shows two albums.

All my songs have 'Unknown Artist' too.

I'll post back if I find anything.

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I think that they should have the refresh button like they did in Photo app

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Here's how you can force a refresh manually:

 1. Close Groove.

 2. Open the folder:

     C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.ZuneMusic_<random>\LocalState\Database

 3. Delete everything inside this folder.

 4. Open Groove and watch the application magically rescan the library.

Enjoy.

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Yes, that works; but are you suggesting this fix each time music is added to the specified folders? That's hardly a solution ;)

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Groove is a terrible app, I used Amazon Music instead - it's far better and works.

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Groove Music seems to have only a brute-force scan-everything mentality. It works well if you have a super fast connection, such as when your music is on a local disk. I added three tunes that were not originally captured properly to one of my albums on a local disk and when I launched GM it found those tracks within a second and announced that it had added them.

However I have the same library on a NAS and I have another machine that accesses the NAS via WiFi. I added the same three songs to the NAS library and started GM on that machine. Thereafter for what will apparently be hours, GM is scanning the entire library on the NAS. If I stop using GM and/or the machine it's running on for awhile (maybe 15 minutes) GM goes dead and stops searching, even if it has not finished scanning the library. Also I found that GM on this WiFi-connected machine does not load pictures of artists and for the most part doesn't seem to pick up much album art, even though the art is on the NAS (i.e. on the local network).

So ... GM seems to be built to work well only when you have your music on a local disk. It seems to have no optimization strategies for situations where the connection to the music is slower, and I have been unable to find any way to give it intelligent pointers as to what to update.

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Yes, that echoes my experience. A really lousy app

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This worked thanks .. unfortunately Groove has still split some of my albums into two albums. They are in one album folder with say 10 tracks and it shows as two albums of the same name on groove with 9 tracks on one folder and 1 in the other... this really is pretty rubbish. ps .. I am running groove on a surface Pro 3 drawing my music from One Drive.

So we have Edge browser that doesn't work properly with Facebook and now Groove that doesn't catalogue music correctly. "sighs" .. I am all for an agile approach to app development but surely these things should be in the MVP

come on MS .. you're better than this

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As someone suggested to me earlier, Amazon has a music player that's fairly reliable. Groove is a joke, and I can't believe Microsoft offers it as its feature player. However bloated it is, at least iTunes works. What does Microsoft think it's doing in a highly competitive market? Another example of their stunning ignorance of the consumer market.

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