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Windows 7: Music Folder Won't Display By Album Or Artist

09 Dec 2011   #11
GT086

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I have 266 songs in "My Music" folder. This is what it looks like when I have it arranged by "Folder" then viewed by "Details". Notice that every song has the artist and album info filled in.

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09 Dec 2011   #12
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Did your music files come from iTunes?

Can you please use MP3Tag to show the "tag" column for some of these music files. Do you have ID3v1 tags, or ID3v2.3, or both?

Try this (although you may already have the option checked, in which case forget it).


In windows explorer
  1. left click on the "My Music" folder where your music is stored to select it.
  2. Now right click and go to "properties"
  3. Now click "advanced"
  4. Put a check in the "Allow files in this folder to have contents indexed in addition to file properties"
  5. Click "OK"
  6. Click "Apply"
  7. Click "OK" to apply changes to this folder, sub folders and files"
Now go to your music library and see if it works.
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09 Dec 2011   #13
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

GTO86,

I have observed some strange issues in library folders involving the index and search. Double check to make sure that you have the C:\Users folder with your C:\Users\(user-name) and C:\Users\Public folder locations added to the index, then rebuild the index. When it's finished rebuilding the index, see if it may have "Arrange by" "Artists" without "unspecified".
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09 Dec 2011   #14
GT086

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
GTO86,

I have observed some strange issues in library folders involving the index and search. Double check to make sure that you have the C:\Users folder with your C:\Users\(user-name) and C:\Users\Public folder locations added to the index, then rebuild the index. When it's finished rebuilding the index, see if it may have "Arrange by" "Artists" without "unspecified".
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dsperber View Post
Did your music files come from iTunes?

Can you please use MP3Tag to show the "tag" column for some of these music files. Do you have ID3v1 tags, or ID3v2.3, or both?

Try this (although you may already have the option checked, in which case forget it).


In windows explorer
  1. left click on the "My Music" folder where your music is stored to select it.
  2. Now right click and go to "properties"
  3. Now click "advanced"
  4. Put a check in the "Allow files in this folder to have contents indexed in addition to file properties"
  5. Click "OK"
  6. Click "Apply"
  7. Click "OK" to apply changes to this folder, sub folders and files"
Now go to your music library and see if it works.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
GTO86,

I have observed some strange issues in library folders involving the index and search. Double check to make sure that you have the C:\Users folder with your C:\Users\(user-name) and C:\Users\Public folder locations added to the index, then rebuild the index. When it's finished rebuilding the index, see if it may have "Arrange by" "Artists" without "unspecified".
Alright, I did both of these at the same time and it fixed it. It now displays exactly how I want it to. Thank you for the help.
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09 Dec 2011   #15
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

LOL, looks like Darryl and I were thinking the same thing.

You're most welcome GTO86. I'm happy that we were able to help, and that it's working properly now for you.
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09 Dec 2011   #16
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GT086 View Post
Alright, I did both of these at the same time and it fixed it. It now displays exactly how I want it to. Thank you for the help.
Are you saying that the "Allow files in this folder to have contents indexed in addition to file properties" option was NOT checked?

I suspect this was the key to the solution.

And then Brink's suggestion to then re-build the index (for "search") as is also necessary is what completed the job.

Anyway, the results are what really counts, and you have emerged victorious!

Excellent.
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09 Dec 2011   #17
GT086

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dsperber View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GT086 View Post
Alright, I did both of these at the same time and it fixed it. It now displays exactly how I want it to. Thank you for the help.
Are you saying that the "Allow files in this folder to have contents indexed in addition to file properties" option was NOT checked?

I suspect this was the key to the solution.

And then Brink's suggestion to then re-build the index (for "search") as is also necessary is what completed the job.

Anyway, the results are what really counts, and you have emerged victorious!

Excellent.
That is what I'm saying. It was not checked.
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