What are the refresh file view and undo remove features on the Toolbar?

I'm new to the software, can someone explain the purpose of these features?

The "View -> Refresh" (or F5) re-read the folders and tracks you loaded into the File List of Mp3tag including the embedded metadata in the tags.
For example:
If you press Del on one of your tracks in the File List, this track disappear.
It will not be deleted from your file system, just from the Mp3tag File List.
If you press F5 it will re-appear.

The Edit -> "Undo Remove" is very similar to the above:
If you press Del on one of your tracks in the File List, you can Undo this "remove" step.

The Edit -> "Undo" menu entry will show different entries, depending on what your last manipulation inside Mp3tag was.

BTW: You can read about all Toolbar and Menu entries here:

I didn't get this part. Could you explain this again? It's a little confusing.

I did try to read the link you were sending me to Mp3tag Documentation since I was looking at the entries there before I made this post. Where is the information about Toolbar in that specific link, I searched it entirely.

What exactly is confusing?
Or that Del removes from File List and not from your file system?

What exactly do you like to know a about the Toolbar in Mp3tag?
There is nothing you could change (or rearrange) in the Toolbar.
Every icon has small explanation if you hoover over it with your mouse:

The Toolbar provides quick access to commonly used functions. It serves as a supplement and not as a complete alternative to Menu Commands and Keyboard Shortcuts.

I don't understand the use of the keys. Sorry if I sound stupid, I don't understand because I have never used a key when I used this software.

Sorry, I was saying in that Menu Commands page for Mp3tag Documentations, I didn't find any entry for the Toolbar, could you tell me which entry is about that.

If you can't do that just explain what the function of Refresh File View and Undo Remove, just one or two sentences, I get confused when you tell me about using keys, just explain what happens when you click on it. I'm asking because I am OCD and I'm not trying to trouble you.

  1. Load 3 test tracks into your Mp3tag.
  2. Click on the Menu "Edit" and have a look at "Undo".
  3. Then right-click on one of your 3 tracks and choose "Remove".
    -> The track disappears from your File list, you see only 2 tracks now.
  4. Click on the Menu "Edit" and have a look at "Undo".
    -> The menu text has changed to "Undo Remove" - because "Remove" was your last used function.
  5. Click on "Undo Remove" and your previously removed track appears again in your File List.

Instead of clicking on Menu "Edit" and then click "Undo Remove" in step 5) you can also click on Menu "View" and "Refresh". The result is the same: You see the previously removed track.

The two blue arrow in the Toolbar is just an alternative quick access and alternative to Menu "View" and "Refresh".

So both of these features are used to make previously removed tracks appear again on the file list?

Menu "View" and "Refresh" and image make previously removed tracks appear again on the file list, yes.

If this was your last executed step, menu "Edit" and "Undo Remove" does the same.

If you do something else after removing a file from your File List, for example you add a new Artist to your track and then Save it, the Menu "Edit" would show "Undo Save Tag" and not "Undo Remove" anymore.
Undo only reverse your last executed step.

Ok, I want ask one thing, I used Refresh File View and the files from the previous four directories where I had Added to file list had appeared again to the file list, but when I remove them again, and used Refresh File View, only the recent the files from the last directory I had selected for it's files to be added to the file list had appeared. Why did this happen?

I can not reproduce that behaviour on my side.

Can you please tell us step by step what you are doing?
How do you add your 4 directories initially?
Then how exactly do you add "the last directory I had selected for it's files to be added"?

Ok, I selected the folders when I was adding directories and I removed them. I selected four directories. I selected each directory on a different occasion and not all together.

When I removed the last directory I had added, I used Refresh File View and I saw the files from all of 4 directories I had added before.

I removed the files and I used Refresh File View again and now only the files from the last directory from the four directories I selected appeared.

Hello? Are you still there?

Yep, I'm still here but I can't reproduce it on my side.
Maybe someone else can try and explain it?

Ok, can you ask someone else? If it's not too much trouble?

This is an open community forum (not a private Chat room) :wink:.
Everyone can read your questions and anyone who can help will let you know.

I cannot reproduce a reduced list.
I d&d 3 folders each with 1 album from the explorer, all on the same level.
I used Del to remove 1 album.
Pressed F5 immediately afterwards and all 3 albums were displayed again.
I used Del to remove 1 album.
I clicked on "Undo remove" and all 3 albums were displayed again.

I only got the last album as the only folder to be displayed if I click on the field for Directory in the tag panel and press Enter.

This might be it, so does this mean that if I used Refresh File View instead of those keys, would it have the same effect like you described me?

You find Refresh file view in the View menu - which also shows the keyboard shortcut F5.
This function really does nothing else than reload the previously loaded files.

The "undo" function is more versatile and lets you undo not just the very last step but a number of actions - which you may find if you click on the down-arrow next to the undo button in the toolbar.
If it happens that "remove files" from the file list was your last action, then undoing this step has the same effect as reloading the previously loaded set of files.
There are many ways to skin a cat.

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