(on windows 10), Plex version 188.8.131.5249
Ok, this is just maddening.
I went through the install process, and everything proceeded just fine. I got my pictures and music scanned properly from my system.
I then discovered though that the server data file is actually located in %localappdata%. This is on my NVMe SSD and was edging upward to half a gig, and there's no need for that stuff to be occupying such an expensive and fast drive, so I changed it's server data directory (by using "advanced settings") to my slower but large drive in F:\Plex Server Data.
Nothing Happened< I waited. And >Nothing Happened<. The %localappdata% directory was huge.
So I went through the reset instructions
- Stopping Server
- Uninstalling Plex from control panel
- Removing the registry entry you mention
- Physically deleting the installation directory.
- Physically deleting the directory in %localappdata%.
And I reinstalled. NOW (and this is bonkers):
- Adding my pictures directory will only show the pictures that WEREN'T yet scanned in the very first time I ran (before moving from %localappdata% to F:\Plex Server Data.)
- Adding my Music shows nothing (perhaps because it thinks It's already in the library?)
Bunch of observations:
- When I logged into Plex, it seems to have "found" my old server, long since defunct----the machine doesn't even exist any longer. But I ask to delete that one and am using a new one now (under the same name).
2. I am getting notifications of pictures added that don't belong to me!!!!. (Huh?)
- Suggestion: Guys, you really need to consider doing what many other software manufacturers did a long time ago (I'm a long-time software engineer). Provide an "Uber Reset" app to remove all traces of everything Plex based from my system and the online information so that I can start again from a known place.
Anyone have any ideas about this?????????????