[mythtv-users] Deleted Recordings Not Being Removed

Stephen Worthington stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz
Mon Apr 19 06:24:28 UTC 2021

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?

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

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