Saturday, October 22, 2011

Synology Music player: file not found

I was having problems with my Synology and the mobile DS Audio player application. Quite often, maybe every 10 or 15 minutes I would get "file not found" error.

Turns out that I had a load of orphaned ._ files likely from using iTunes to do album management.

Logging in by SSH, I ran the command

    cd volume1
    cd music
    find . -name "._*" -exec rm -i '{}' \; -print

Usually this would ask if you want to delete any files found, but since the Synology file system couldn't find the files gave errors instead. I used the errors to work through deleting the offenders.

I found that OSX finder and even command line would not delete the files. If there was a folder with some lost files I copied off anythng I wanted to save and then used Filestation to delete, and that worked OK.

Then I used Audio Station to re-index the media, and then checked my play lists.


Sam said...

It has been an issue of Synology for a while now. I hope they can fix that.

-music publishers

Unknown said...

I have the same problem with that Synology file system. I hope someone will give us a quick fix for this so I can enjoy my music.

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