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Windows 7: Customizing Music Folder Details

14 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
How to Customize Music Folder Details?

right now, if i click the customize button and choose "music" for my music folders, it shows 'name', '#', 'title', 'contributing artists', and 'album' as sortable columns.

i was hoping there was a way to customize which columns would appear by default in music folders, rather than having to right click the top bar and add different elements like 'comments' or 'genre' to each individual folder. (i'm a ocd music sorter, so each artist has it's own folder. it would be beyond tedious to add genre and comments to each folder, only to have those elements disappear when the folder is returned to default status)

any ideas?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Apr 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X

First set the current folder to optimize for Music (Use the Music Template):
Right Click Folder > Properties > Customize > Choose "Music" from dropdown list

Now set the settings in the folder (view options, etc)

Now we'll apply those settings to all folder that use the Music Template:
Organize > Folder & Search Options > View > Apply to All Folders

Now if you have a music folder you just need to go to Properties > Customize > Music in order to it to display the way you like.

For more info:
Folder Template - Change
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium

thank you. worked like a charm.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

16 Feb 2012   #4

Win 7
Not working for me

I tried to follow the instructions on listing the Genre in my music folders. I thought I did what is said, but it still does not work. I do not want to change the columns: Name, #, Title, Artist, Genre in several hundred folders. Yet as I said I tried this and got nothing I must be missing something, it comes down to terminology I guess and as a casual user I get lost as to what things are called and how to find them.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Feb 2012   #5

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Deanikki, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you only want this applied to folder with the Music template, then you would set a music folder views to how you wanted them, then use the tutorial below to set all music folders to be the same. Please not the red Warning box at the top of the tutorial to see if it may apply to you though.

Folder View - Apply to Folders

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Feb 2012   #6

Win 7

Thank you for your quick reply. I will give it a try.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Feb 2012   #7

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're welcome. Please let us know how it went. :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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