Adding, Moving, and Deleting Movies in Plex: Your Ultimate Guide

Adding, Moving, and Deleting Movies in Plex: Your Ultimate Guide

Hey there! Today, I want to walk you through the process of adding, moving, and deleting movies in Plex. It may sound tricky, but I promise it’s easier than you think. So, let’s dive right in!

First off, let’s talk about adding movies to Plex. It’s a breeze, really. All you have to do is follow these simple steps. When you’re at your Plex home screen, click on the “Add Library” button. Choose the type of media you want to add, in this case, movies. Next, name your library and select the language that matches your movies. Click on the “Next” button and, bam! Your movie library is now ready.

Now that we have our movie library set up, let’s move on to the exciting part – adding movies to it. To import your movies, select your movie library and click the “Add” button. Choose the “Browse for Media Folder” option and navigate to the folder where your movies are stored. Click on “Add” and watch as Plex automatically adds all your movies to the library. How cool is that?

Alright, now let’s talk about moving movies in Plex. Maybe you want to reorganize your library or just switch things up a bit. No worries, I got you covered. First, select your movie library. Hover over the movie you want to move, and you’ll see a little pencil icon. Click on it. A popup will appear, giving you the option to choose a different library for your movie. Simply select the library you want, click “Save Changes,” and voil√†! Your movie has been successfully moved.

Lastly, let’s talk about deleting movies from Plex. Maybe you watched a movie and it didn’t quite float your boat. That’s okay, it happens. To delete a movie, it’s as easy as 1-2-3. Select your movie library and find the movie you want to remove. Once you’ve located it, click on the three dots next to the movie’s title. A menu will appear, and you just need to select “Delete.” Confirm your action, and boom! The movie is gone.

And there you have it! Now you know how to add, move, and delete movies in Plex like a pro. Have fun organizing your movie library and enjoy your movie-watching experience!

How To Add, Move and Delete a Movie in Plex

Plex makes it super easy to share movies, stream them to other devices, and even watch and record live TV on a bunch of different devices. Streaming media at home is something Plex is really good at, and as someone who loves watching movies, it works great for me.

Lately, I’ve been learning a lot about managing all my movies using Plex. I’ve been diving deep into the nuts and bolts of Plex basics, like how to add, move, and delete movies. Here’s what I’ve discovered.

I’ve been spending a lot of time with Plex lately because I’ve been experimenting with the idea of cutting the cord. In case you’re not familiar, cutting the cord means getting all your content through internet services instead of paying for cable TV. You can watch movies and shows on services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu.

Cable TV can be really expensive, and while I can’t live without broadband, I think TV might be on its way out. I’ve been trying to decide between Kodi and Plex, and let me tell you, it’s a tough decision. Luckily for TechJunkie readers, the more I test and learn, the more I can share with you to help you ‘cut the cord’.

Managing media with Plex

One thing about Plex and Kodi is that while they’re easy to set up, spending a little time organizing your media is totally worth it. It might sound like a pain, especially if you have a ton of TV shows like I do. Renaming every folder and file to match each series and episode description can take some time, but once you’re in Plex, it makes finding and following the series so much easier!

That’s what inspired me to write this post. The time I spent renaming, adding, moving, and even deleting my media within Plex has made finding, watching, and binging a breeze. I’m fully converted now. If you need to add, move, or delete a movie in Plex, here’s how you do it.

The good news is that Plex will use whatever you already have on your computer. So if you have folders for Movies, TV, and Music on your computer and set them up as sources for Plex, any changes you make in those folders will be automatically picked up by Plex. It’s a simple way to manage your media.

Adding a movie to Plex

When you first install Plex, you tell it which drives or folders to search for media. It then catalogs what you have and displays it in your media list. That’s all well and good if you already have movies or TV shows when you install Plex, but what if you want to add more later? That’s where the Plex Media Manager comes in handy.

To add a movie to Plex, all you need to do is add it to your computer in the folder you specified for movies when setting up Plex. Plex will then scan the folder for any changes and add the new movie to your library. If Plex doesn’t detect the movie automatically, you can go into the Library in Plex and click ‘Update Library’ to force a rescan of your available media.

If you don’t have a movie folder yet, you’ll need to add a library. Adding a library in Plex is really simple. Assuming you already have a folder on your computer to store your movies and have named them as needed, just follow these steps:

  1. Click the ‘+’ sign on the Plex home page
  2. Select ‘Movies’ in the window that pops up
  3. Name your library, choose your language, and click ‘Next’
  4. Navigate to your movie folder and click ‘Add Library’

Adding, Moving, and Deleting Movies in Plex: Your Ultimate Guide

How to Move and Rename Movies in Plex

So, you want to move and rename some movies in Plex? No problem! Just follow these simple steps. First things first, make sure you stop the Plex Media Server. This will ensure that you can freely move, rearrange, and rename your movies and TV shows without any issues. Once you’re done with that, you’ll need to scan your library again so that Plex can pick up all the changes you’ve made.

  1. Turn off the power on the Plex Media Server
  2. Copy or rename your movie, TV show, or any other content on your computer, just as you would with any other file
  3. Start up the Plex Media Server again
  4. Go into the library that you just modified, and click “Update Library”

After Plex has detected the changes, you should see them reflected in your library. Usually, Plex automatically scans the folders for any changes, but sometimes it can be a little slow. That’s when you need to manually select “Update Library” to speed things up and make sure all your changes are applied.

Deleting a Movie from Plex

If you’ve already watched a movie and don’t plan on watching it again, you can easily delete it from your Plex library. Just follow the same steps as before: delete the movie from your computer as you normally would, and then select “Update Library” one more time. That’s it! The movie will disappear from your library listing.

Plex is incredibly user-friendly and makes organizing your media a breeze. Taking a little extra time in the beginning to get your filenames and libraries right can make a world of difference when it comes to using Plex!

If you’re a Plex enthusiast, you might also want to check out other articles on TechJunkie, such as “How To Stream Plex to a Samsung Smart TV” and “How To Name TV Shows and Movies in Plex.”

Do you have any suggestions for managing content in Plex? Feel free to share them in the comments below!

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