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Organise your TV Shows with ease

The Tools Menu

The Tools Menu Here you can find tools to update, manipulate and annihilate the data relating to your Media Library and The TVDB cache.

Force Refresh All

Force Refresh All If TV Rename’s representation of your Media Library is a mess then this is probably the tool for you.

After selecting the option from the menu you are presented with the alert window (shown).

READ IT CAREFULLY AND PAY ATTENTION. If you click Yes there’s no going back, all the locally stored information in TheTVDB’s cache will be DELETED.

Background Download Now

Background Download Now forces an update from The TVDB to be downloaded. If Options>Offline Operation is enabled you will be asked if you wish to “Ignore offline mode and download anyway” (Yes/No), if you select Yes the update will start.

Folder Monitor

The Tools>Folder Monitor window
This is where you tell TV Rename about the location(s) of your Media Library. Additionally you can check these locations for new folders unknown to TV Rename and quickly scan and add them to the My Shows tab.

Before using this tool, check that your preferred renaming style is set in Options>Filename Template Editor.

Add (or Drag-and-Drop) folders to the Folders: tab. Click the Check >> button, and TV Rename will recursively search through the new folders looking for new TV shows. Once this is complete, if anything new is found, the Scan Results tab will appear populated with the paths to any newly found shows, it will also identify the folder structure of the show (“Flat” - everything in one folder or “Folder per season”).

Click the Auto ID All button and TV Rename will try and identify the newly found shows using cached data from The TVDB . If the show is found the “Show” and “thetvdb code” columns will be populated. If a show isn’t being matched or is incorrectly identified highlight the row in question and use the Edit button to perform a manual search of TheTVDB.com, and for a more in-depth interrogation you can use the Visit TVDB button which will launch a web browser targeting the shows page or Open Folder which will open the selected folder in Windows Explorer.

Clicking Remove will remove the highlighted row from the New Shows list, however it will be re-detected in the next run of “Auto ID All”.

Clicking Ignore will add the folder to the list in the Ignore tab and it will be ignored is subsequent scans.

Note: A “glitch” in the design of the Ignore tab means there is currently no obvious way to remove a folder from this list. The designers are aware of the problem and it will be fixed in the next release. Until then if you have a folder “stuck” in here that you want to be part of the library again, ask in the Main Forum and someone will help you fix it.