I have copied a few new albums (MP3, properly id3-tagged) into my local music folder, unfortunately they don't show up in Noise.
Restarting Noise didn't help either, even restarting elementary OS had no effect.

How do I enforce a rescan of my music library in Noise?

2 Answers 2


Run this command in terminal:

rm ~/.local/share/noise/*.db

Then re-scan your music library.

  • are the files *.db the cache of where the music is? And what do you mean by "Then re-scan your music library."?
    – user3
    Commented Jul 8, 2015 at 9:55
  • @Tim * .db files are the base of music Noise. After removing Noise again ask to rescan your music library. Your way of doing almost the same thing.
    – crow
    Commented Jul 8, 2015 at 10:08
  • could you edit to explain that because the way the answer reads is "do this" and then "do what you want to do and are asking about" ;-) I can link my answer if you want?
    – user3
    Commented Jul 8, 2015 at 10:09
  • @Tim I'm not against :)
    – crow
    Commented Jul 8, 2015 at 10:17

Open Music, and click Settings:

Then change the location to Desktop, then back to Music.

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