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Windows 7: Listing audio files in Windows Explorer with date

27 Jun 2011   #1
Involute

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Listing audio files in Windows Explorer with date

In previous versions of Windows (well, maybe not Vista; I never used it), you could select a variety of views for the files in a folder in Windows Explorer. The Details view would tell you date modified (among other things). It still works this way with Win7 except for MP3 files. With these guys, Windows tries to be oh-so-helpful by showing things like artist and album while not "cluttering" your view with date (and time) modified. I happen to really need date/time when scanning certain of my MP3s. How can I get it in Windows Explorer? Thanks.


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27 Jun 2011   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Details view shows 7 or 8 different things for mp3s, including date modified.


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27 Jun 2011   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Involute,

In addition, you could also add or remove columns in Windows Explorer if you like, or change the folder template of that folder to "General Items" instead of "Music" for details.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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27 Jun 2011   #4
Involute

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Well, here's what my view looks like with Details selected. Nothing like yours.


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27 Jun 2011   #5
ignatzatsonic

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Right click the column headings and you should see several more choices, which you can check or uncheck.
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27 Jun 2011   #6
Involute

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Aaah, that's what I was looking for. Thanks. Is there a way to make a view created this way the default, so I don't have to set it up every time?
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27 Jun 2011   #7
ignatzatsonic

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Folder settings don't always stick, but you can try this:

Pick an mp3 folder and set it to details view manually, showing the items you want it to show.

Then highlight that folder and go to organize/folder and search options. Choose the view tab and then choose "apply to folders".

That may or may not work. All I can tell you is that it is confusing, but if you keep manually setting upper level folders to the details view, you should eventually get them all to behave.
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27 Jun 2011   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

In addition, this will show you how to set a default folder view to all folders. In your case, you would want to use the "General Items" template for details.

Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders
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