[mythtv-users] Deleted Recordings Not Being Removed

Jay Foster jayf0ster at roadrunner.com
Mon Apr 19 21:11:37 UTC 2021

On 4/18/21 11:24 PM, Stephen Worthington wrote:
> On Sun, 18 Apr 2021 19:10:42 -0700, you wrote:
>> Deleted recordings are just no longer being "deleted".  I double checked
>> Setup-> Video -> General -> Time to retain deleted recordings (days):
>> It is set to 1 (1 day), yet deleted recordings never get deleted.  My HD
>> is nearly full and I have more than 1 TB of undeleted "deleted"
>> recordings.  How do I make these actually get deleted?
>> Jay
> As an interim measure until you can get deletion working properly, you
> can manually delete "deleted" recordings.  From the Recordings screen,
> on the left hand column, M(enu) > Change Group Filter and select
> "Deleted".  That will list all the deleted recordings.  If you now
> delete them from there, they will be added to the immediate delete
> queue and will actually be deleted, in order, over the next few
> minutes.  If you add all the deleted recordings to the play list, and
> then use the playlist delete option, you can delete them all.  It may
> take quite a while for the delete queue to be processed after that if
> there are a lot of them.  And if that is where the problem with your
> deleting is, they may still not delete properly.
> To get back to normal, M(enu) > Change Group Filter and select "All
> Programmes".
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I tried your suggestion, but no joy.  It looked like the recordings were 
being deleted, but then were added back to the Deleted recordings group, 
rinse and repeat.


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