Ubuntu: How to remove/delete Shared item in Rhythmbox - DAAP share


I somehow added a Share in Rhythmbox 3.3.

Running on Ubuntu 16.04

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#1 I cannot find how to remove the Share

#2 I get a permanent status/progress message: "Retrieving songs from music share"

I've searched all over and cannot find any clues.

From what I understand, this is a DAAP share, and it is not stored directly in the Rhythmbox configuration files.

I have found this:

How do I remove a DAAP Share from Rhythmbox? Ubuntu 9.10 https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1407496

The advice is to restart Rhythmbox. I have done that several times. The entry remains.

I also found this:

[Rhythmbox-devel] How do I remove an entry from the DAAP "Shared" list? https://mail.gnome.org/archives/rhythmbox-devel/2010-February/msg00020.html

The same advice is to restart Rhythmbox.

Rhythmbox doesn't store manually added DAAP shares anywhere. Just restarting it is enough to get rid of them. It sounds like you've tried that, though, so maybe there's something else going on. How exactly did you add these non-working entries?

Again, I have done that several times. Again, the entry remains.

I have searched all the Rhythmbox config files ... no luck.

I have searched for DAAP config files ... no luck either.

How do I remove the shares ?

Any suggestions are welcome !


I think I have found the solution.

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From Rhythmbox Top Menu:

  • [ Tools ]
    • [ Plug-ins ... ]

In the Configure Plug-ins window:

  • Select:

    • [x] DAAP Music Sharing
  • Click:

    • [ Preferences ]

In the DAAP Music Sharing pop-up:

  • Click:
    • [ Forget known remotes ]
    • [ Close ]

That makes the share disappear.

I closed Rhythmbox - just to make sure that the config was saved.

And restarted.

Finally - after 3 months of annoyance - no more share !!!

[EDIT-UPDATE] Fuller Answer - More Info

While I was trying to sort this out, I had the following running in a terminal window:

avahi-browse -a

When I went to close down my "diagnostic" terminal I saw:

+ wlp2s0 IPv4 Hlaka Mamabolo___s Library iTunes Audio Access local
+ wlp2s0 IPv6 Hlaka Mamabolo___s Library iTunes Audio Access local

So this turns out to be a guy in my digs, running his Apple on the same Wifi network.


  • DAAP Music Sharing is enabled
  • Rhythmbox seems to be auto-discovering local DAAP servers


  • although the [ Forget known remotes ] removed the share
  • the auto-discover put it back a few minutes later

So my full solution was to:

  • [ Forget known remotes ]
  • and then disable the Plug-in
  • DAAP Music Sharing

Not an ideal solution for everyone - but seeing as I am not interested in using DAAP anywhere, it solves my own annoying issue.

Perhaps the "diagnosis info" above will be helpful to someone else.

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