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"dot underscore" ghost files...
#1
These "._xxxxxx" ghost file duplicates exist before the real files of the same album in my USB stick.
They are not real files, they don't play and skip to next one until it hits a real file and play normal.

Is it the wrong USB format? I formatted on my Mac using "MS-DOS format".
It happens to most of my downloaded files; and it seems I can't alter their tag info.

My Gear:
moode v 6.40 on RPi4


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#2
It is a Mac thing....
https://www.dropboxforum.com/t5/Files-fo...d-p/186881
https://apple.stackexchange.com/question...avoid-them

not a Moode thing Smile

Quote:You can use dot_clean command to remove or merge the ._ files:
Code:
dot_clean PATH_OF_FOLDER_OR_DRIVE
If you move files to linux, or have
Code:
Git Bash
on your PC, and have access to the
Code:
find
command, you might also be able to do this:
Code:
find . -type f -name '._*' -delete
And they're gone!

see also mpdignore options..
http://moodeaudio.org/forum/showthread.p...=mpdignore
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#3
On your Mac you can just enter the dot_clean command followed by a space and then drag the folder to be cleaned into the box. The path will appear and you can now zap the nasty dots.
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#4
Rather than delete all the files you could create a text file called .mpdignore in the root of the usb stick containing the line;


Code:
._*

... then rescan the library. MPD will then ignore them when scanning files.
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#5
Thank you so much from all of you for so many solutions I can try.
Problem solved : )
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