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Windows 7: I do not understand Libraries

06 Apr 2010   #1

Win 7
 
 
I do not understand Libraries

I need help, I am told, with Libraries.

I have a music library of about 3500 albums. I have gone to a great deal of trouble to be sure that I have all of the album art because I use it with my Zune software and my four 120 gig Zune players.

All of my music and video files are on an external hard drive. When I look at my music album files in Windows Explorer, I see the files of music tracks; but I do not see the files for .jpg, .gif, etc.

What do I need to know or do to see these files along with the .mp3 files themselves in each album folder?

Thanks.

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06 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7
 
 

They are hidden. If you really want to see them, in Explorer, go to "Tools" > Folder Options > click the "View" tab, then check the radio button for "Show Hidden files, folders, and drives", then click "OK".
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06 Apr 2010   #3

Win 7
 
 

Thank you so much, that did the trick. Now, if album art is missing, I can go get it, instead of sucking off some music web site.

I appreciate it very much.
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06 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Or could have done what I did...store the album art directly in the MP3s.
Windows Explorer would then give the MP3s thumbnails.
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06 Apr 2010   #5

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitrich View Post
Thank you so much, that did the trick. Now, if album art is missing, I can go get it, instead of sucking off some music web site.

I appreciate it very much.
You can also do this...

WindowsKey+R -> CMD -> OK.
Opens a command shell.
Type the drive letter for your music collection followed by a colon and hit Enter.
Now type CD <path> where <path> is the top folder in your music collection... for example CD \MY\Music
The prompt should change to indicate you are now at the top of your collection...
Type DIR to be sure...
Now... once you're there type attrib -h *.* /s and that will unhide all the files for you.
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06 Apr 2010   #6

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Or could have done what I did...store the album art directly in the MP3s.
Windows Explorer would then give the MP3s thumbnails.
Indeed....a process known as embedding the tags.
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