Delete unused images and videos

You can delete unused (orphan) images and videos in your gamelist.xml, ie images and videos not associated with a ROM. Orphan images and videos may exist when you delete Roms for example.

Here are the steps to follow :

Select the system (only one) then click on Display

You can apply this button to multiple systems by clicking on the systems of your choice. Be careful and please test on a single system to see if it works properly before performing this action on multiple systems.

Check in the 'Folders' tab that the image and video paths are correct and correspond to the media path in the gamelist.

When the Database is filled with the found Roms, go to the 'Selected systems' tab and click on the 'Delete unused images and videos' button

For the “Delete unused photos and videos” button to work correctly, the paths declared in the “Folders” tab must be the same as those declared in the gamelist.

Example: if you have an image in your gamelist with this path:


if you have declared this path as 'image folder' in the “Folders” tab:


When you click on the “Delete unused photos and videos” button, the image “./downloaded_images/10yard-mix.png” will be deleted, because it cannot find a match in the game list.

ARRM will search the game list for the following image:


But it can't find it because in this example the image in the gamelist is:


and so he will erase it.

arrm_relooked_en/delete_unused_images_en_relooked.txt · Dernière modification : 2023/03/19 14:24 de