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Skyobliwind

My emby Server randomly created a collection for films and I don't know why. I didn't change anything. The films it added to the collection are on the server for a few months now but the collection must have been created just a few days ago, I just noticed it. I deleted the collection, but still it appears between the libaries in the libary view. How can I disable and delete collections. I see no reason to use this feature but I see no way to delete is as normal libaries.

Im using v 4.6.7.0

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This is the only option related to collections I found, but it isn't and wasn't ever activated.

But still it shows:

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The option says "deactivating prevents the creation of new collections in the future but doesn't delete already created collections" - So how do I delete already created collections then? Deleting the Collection and rescanning all libaries didn't help, also a reboot after that didn't help.

 

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Once the Collection library is created it cannot be deleted as it has content.

You have to delete every collection then there is a step we can provide to remove the library.  But it has to be empty, and you cannot create any collections, or it will return.

 

Now there is an option to hide the library per user.

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Skyobliwind

I already deleted it's content, but I want to remove/hide the collections folder.

 

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Happy2Play
On 1/13/2022 at 1:02 PM, Skyobliwind said:

I already deleted it's content, but I want to remove/hide the collections folder.

If the Library is empty, then you can sort of hack the library to remove it.

Shut down Emby "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Emby-Server\programdata\root\default\Collections" path will be platform dependent

delete the options.xml or the entire Collection folder

Restart Emby, go to Setting-Library, now the Collection library should be Mixed Content type and have the option to Delete/Remove the library.

Assuming no collections exist, the library will not regenerate.

 

 

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Skyobliwind

Hi, yes worked fine.

I'm using the Truenas plugin, so the patch to the options.xml is:

/var/db/<servername>/root/default/Collections

But deleting it and restarting after that made it possible to delete the collections.

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