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Delete movies in Plex

dawiincidawiinci Posts: 533Members ✭✭
Can I delete movies inside Plex? If not are there any plans to include this? If not could you add this? :)

Would be cool to not have to open PMS on a media center after I watched a bad movie. ;)

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  • Chris CChris C Plex Employee Posts: 11,620Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee
    Short Answer:
    Currently, no you can't.

    Longer Answer:
    I don't specifically know of plans to re-add that previous feature, but I wouldn't be surprised if it makes an appearance at some point in the future.

    However, you don't remove content from Plex by going into the Media Manager anyway. Instead, simply remove the content from the specified location (e.g. delete or move a movie file out of your "Movies" folder). Then the next time Plex updates that section, the corresponding entry will be removed.
  • dawiincidawiinci Posts: 533Members ✭✭
    That's true. On a media center that means I have to get a keyboard or connect through the network. I think I'll make a feature request.

    So if a movie is too bad I just get rid of it without taking the remote out of my hand. ;)
  • HotkeyHotkey Posts: 476Members ✭✭
    We need that feature big time!
  • peterantonpeteranton Posts: 2Members
    For some reason now Plex still shows the movies that I removed from my movies folder. Of course when I click on them there is no file behind them. I had to go into Manager and click on the little Trash icon, and only then did it remove the deleted files.

    This has started with the last few updates. Can someone else confirm something has changed?
  • nerpissadnerpissad Plex Ninja Posts: 1,502Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja

    For some reason now Plex still shows the movies that I removed from my movies folder. Of course when I click on them there is no file behind them. I had to go into Manager and click on the little Trash icon, and only then did it remove the deleted files.

    This has started with the last few updates. Can someone else confirm something has changed?


    there's a setting in the PMS preferences that will automatically move these items to the trash for you. I think it is located under the library tab (I'm currently not behind a mac).
  • peterantonpeteranton Posts: 2Members
    Thanks. I'll check that when I start up the Mac this evening. Something had to change, because I never had to do that. I wonder if that feature was added with the updates?
  • nerpissadnerpissad Plex Ninja Posts: 1,502Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja

    Thanks. I'll check that when I start up the Mac this evening. Something had to change, because I never had to do that. I wonder if that feature was added with the updates?


    yes I think it was added with the update before the current release (0.9.2.4) ;)
  • PrasannaPrasanna Posts: 2Members
    I'm having the same trouble as well. I'm new to using Plex. Can somebody help me navigate through PMS Preferences or Manager? The Preferences Menu on my Plex has very few options. I'm lost.
  • nerpissadnerpissad Plex Ninja Posts: 1,502Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja
    Prasanna wrote:

    I'm having the same trouble as well. I'm new to using Plex. Can somebody help me navigate through PMS Preferences or Manager? The Preferences Menu on my Plex has very few options. I'm lost.


    what exactly are you having trouble with?
    I was talking about the preferences for PMS which can be found by clicking the PMS icon in the menu bar at the top of your screen and selecting preferences. this is not the same as the preferences for the plex client.
  • Chris CChris C Plex Employee Posts: 11,620Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee
    Prasanna wrote:

    I'm having the same trouble as well. I'm new to using Plex. Can somebody help me navigate through PMS Preferences or Manager? The Preferences Menu on my Plex has very few options. I'm lost.

    Please check out this post.

    (And, yes, this "Soft Deletion" feature was added with 0.9.2.4.)
  • raynerayne Posts: 112Members, Plex Pass
    I recently deleted a movie from my movies folder, scanned the library and later on replaced it with a new file of the same movie (better quality). However, Plex doesn't recognize that I re-added the movie and still shows it to with the !-Symbol. I've tried to split it apart, but I think that just made things worse because now both movies have the !-Symbol. Plex doesn't realize that one of those files is actually still there. How can I fix that?
  • Chris CChris C Plex Employee Posts: 11,620Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee
    @rayne

    I've seen a report before about the "merged item has icon, split apart and both entries show the icon" issue before and I'm pretty positive the devs are aware. You didn't mention it in your post, but did you empty the trash in the Media Manager at any point in this? I'd make sure you empty the trash to get rid of any items Plex has detected as gone and then maybe do a Deep Scan by OPTION-clicking the refresh button for that section.
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