Ubuntu – How to reset all Rhythmbox preferences and library information


Background: I cannot figure out how to make Rhythmbox scan ONLY the folder with my music in it. I want to delete all of its settings and start over.

What do I have to do to make Rhythmbox think it's never been run before?

Best Answer

Remove these folders:

  • ~/.local/share/rhythmbox
  • ~/.cache/rhythmbox
  • ~/.gconf/apps/rhythmbox.

You can use your file browser to do this or run this command from the terminal:

rm ~/.local/share/rhythmbox/ ~/.cache/rhythmbox/ ~/.gconf/apps/rhythmbox/ -r