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Windows 7: Renaming Music Folder

11 Mar 2015   #1
Falcon57

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Renaming Music Folder

How do I rename the Music Folder? I want to rename it and the subfolder is similar but named different.


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11 Mar 2015   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I don't think you can. As far as I know, if you rename or delete it, it will be recreated.
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11 Mar 2015   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

What are you trying to accomplish with the rename ?
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11 Mar 2015   #4
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Rename music folder

What do you mean by music folder?

If you mean the music library and the entry labelled "Music" in the right click Start Menu you can just hold down "Shift + Right Click" to rename it.

Personally I use Library Manager software but I'm not exactly sure what you want to do.

See screenshot -Music remaned to Music 2

Renaming Music Folder-libraries.jpg

And here's the item you need to "Shift + Right Click"

Renaming Music Folder-start-menu.jpg


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11 Mar 2015   #5
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I believe he means C:\Users\userid\Music, not the Music under Libraries.
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12 Mar 2015   #6
Pyprohly

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan
 
 

Hi Falcon,

Are you referring to the C:\Users\%Username%\Music folder? If so, you can change the display name of this folder by following these three simple steps:

1) Open the hidden desktop.ini file that resides in the Music folder by entering C:\Users\%Username%\Music\desktop.ini into the Explorer address bar.
2) In the text file that appears, there should be a key named LocalizedResourceName. Change it's value to whatever you wish. For example, LocalizedResourceName=My New Folder Name!
3) Logoff then log back on (to allow Windows to read the updated desktop.ini file). (Optionally you can just kill and restart the Explorer process through the command line.)
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12 Mar 2015   #7
Falcon57

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Not really.
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12 Mar 2015   #8
Falcon57

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
I believe he means C:\Users\userid\Music, not the Music under Libraries.
Actually it is.
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12 Mar 2015   #9
RobRudolph

Win 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pyprohly View Post

1) Open the hidden desktop.ini file that resides in the Music folder by entering C:\Users\%Username%\Music\desktop.ini into the Explorer address bar.
Should I open it in Notepad?
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12 Mar 2015   #10
Pyprohly

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RobRudolph View Post
Should I open it in Notepad?
Yes. Notepad or absolutely any text editor you favour.


Falcon could you clarify your last two posts?
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