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Windows 7: Add a single music track to a library

13 Nov 2009   #1

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Add a single music track to a library


I have a ton of music that I like to keep organized in folders by artist. However, many artists have full length hour long tracks as well as normal songs. I'd like to have a library for all my music - easily done. However, I also want to include the long/full cd tracks into their own library. As if they had two tags.

From what i've been able to gather, adding something to a library via drag/drop doesn't actually move the item, just adds location information to that library on where the original file is located.

So why then when I drag a single file to this new library, does it 1) say "Move to..." and 2) the item then disappears from its original folder, as if I really did move the physical location.


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13 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64

Okay, you are getting two things confused: The Media Player library and the library "Music". By default, the WMP library looks in the Windows 7 library "Music" for songs to include in its own library. If you want to add a single song to the WMP library, drag-n-drop the song into the WMP library. I hope I cleared this up. Please post back with the results.
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13 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Hi iambambi and Welcome to SevenForums

When you do Move you are moving the file from one place to another, when you do copy it moves it to the other location but also leaves the file in the orignial place. So if you want it in both places do copy.

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14 Nov 2009   #4

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Thanks for the replies.

I'm not getting my media player library confused with the windows library, after I posted I realized an easier way to explain it would be that I wanted to create media player-independent play lists.

As for move vs copy, i was being a little overly picky there. I know the difference, but I was trying to stress the point that windows libraries are supposed to only contain location information, and that when I wanted to add a single file to that library it wanted the entire file, not simply the location information like when you add a folder.
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