Quote: Originally Posted by hackertom
Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah
put the 700 mp3's in one folder, then open that folder and select play all, it wont open subfolders then.
the point is not to move something...
if i understand correctly you have a music folder , in that folder there are 700 mp3's and several subfolders.
make another subfolder within the music folder.nothing is moved just organised. i have a music folder and in it there is several hundred gb of albums all in subfolders of their own, to play an album i open the sub folder then select play all.
to make it easy to move the mp3's to the new folder . click organize / folder and search options / view tab , scroll to bottom of list then check the box to have a checkbox when selecting items.
when you open the music folder click organize /select all then de select the subfolders including the new one and drag the 700 mp3's into the new folder .you can see it has 700 as the number of files will show when dragging. if it says more then stop dragging and check to see if there is another subfolder with the box ticked.
its easy to move an extra file or folder using this method so be careful. after a while you get used to using it this way but in the beginning its best to take care, if you dont like having the checkbox method then once you move the files then retrace the steps to turn check boxes off.
Edit: its occured to me that you wont need to use the above method as your folders will probably be first then all the mp3 files so selecting will be easy. i have auto arrange disabled and in some folders (not the music one)have a mix up of files and folders, using the check box method is ideal in my situation.
however if you are adamant that you will not create a new subolder to make it easy for yourself, then using the check box method ,select all/ de selecting the subfolders then play all will work without playing the subfolders. you would have to do this every time you want to play the 700 mp3's bit of a drag IMO