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Subject: Re: Disable tag database

Re: Disable tag database

From: Martin Steigerwald via rockbox <>
Date: Sun, 12 Jul 2020 19:31:47 +0200

Dear Solomon.

No need to CC me, I read the list.

Solomon Peachy - 12.07.20, 15:13:19 CEST:
> On Sun, Jul 12, 2020 at 01:25:52PM +0200, Martin Steigerwald via
> rockbox wrote:
> > Since a while every time I turn on one of my Sandisk Clip Zip it
> > says
> > that is creates a tag database in nine steps. It usually takes more
> > than 10 seconds to build it.
> >
> > I want to disable it again. How can I do so?
> IIRC the database is always "enabled" but unless the physical files
> are on disk it does nothing. By default, database creation is not
> automatic and must be initiated by the user.
> To remove the database, remove .rockbox/database*.tcd

Thank you very much. That worked.

> It's probably safest if you do that in the bootloader or OF USB mode
> rather than from within the main rockbox firmware itself.

I did it via USB while Rockbox was running.

I am still wondering why it insisted on updating it everytime I switched
it on. I thought it would only update when needed… but well OTOH how
does it know whether it is needed or not. I could put the SD card into a
card reader while the player is switched off and add, delete, replace or
move files / directories on it.

Received on 2020-07-12

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