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Windows 7: stopping windows making folders

28 Feb 2014   #1

Windows 7 64bit
stopping windows making folders

Hi, new to this forum and i'm usually pretty good at working out windows but there is one thing that really Irks me that i just cant seem to find a fix for.

Generally with music files I like to make my own folders for albums etc actually on my main drive, but when using a portable key drive or MP3 player i just like the list of files. Damn if windows doesn't put every single file in its own folder or even two tier folders for each single track! It drives me crazy.
Is there any way of stopping windows doing this?
Thanks for your time

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28 Feb 2014   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium
folder options


You've probably got folder template discovery switched on. Try putting tunes in a folder that you've set folder properties > optimize this folder for > general items. When you put music in a folder Windows 7 will apply the music folder template to it by default unless you've changed the settings.

Also see the tutorial here: Folder Template - Default

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