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doveman
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PostSubject: Need to delete .nfo files after changing TV show name   Wed May 12, 2010 12:40 pm

I'd already scraped a TV show and the episodes were listed in the Main Browser.

Then I added a new episode and did "Rebuild this Show" (I think) and after that all the previous episodes disappeared from the list and it only showed the new episode.

The only way I've found to get the episodes back in the list is to delete the .nfo file and then "Search for new episodes" again.

Doing "Rebuild this Show" now doesn't seem to lose the episodes anymore. It seems the problem was that TVDB hadn't properly recognised the show before (it has a problem with Lost and needs to be told LOST) and the .nfo files it created basically contained only the Season and Episode number. Now that I've provided the show name that TVDB needs, it's building proper .nfo files for each episode.

However, as the .nfo files don't contain the show name, I'm not sure why I need to delete the old .nfo files before MC will now see the associated episode, build a new .nfo file and add the episode to the list.
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PostSubject: Re: Need to delete .nfo files after changing TV show name   Wed May 12, 2010 3:40 pm

If MC sees an nfo file that is named the same as an avi, it assumes the nfo is correct & ignores the avi altogether. This is so you can manually edit the nfo if you desire & it won't be overriden by MC. This is the same behavior found in XBMC. If the nfo exists that is named the same, the information about that file comes from the nfo, not the file itself.

To resolve an incorrectly created nfo, then yes you need to delete the nfo & then search for new episodes which will recreate it again (hopefully correctly Smile)

Rebuilding TVShows basically clears the current data for that show or shows, searches for nfo's & adds them to the database. New episodes will not be searched for until you search for new episodes. Basically rebuild is to rebuild the internal cache (database) from the nfo files already existing.

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