Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Add a single music track to a library

13 Nov 2009   #1

windows 7
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.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

14 Nov 2009   #4

windows 7

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Add a single music track to a library

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows Media Player 12 Library won't show track times
For over a year the library displays limited track times for existing music files which are mostly mp3 and none at all for new files. Similarly for video, no track times are shown for WMV and AVI files however MOV, MPG and MP4 files have track times. On a number of occassions I have deleted the...
Music, Pictures & Video
Add AudioBook library(mp3) in Media Player other than Music library
I added a new folder under the "Libraries" and linked it with source audio file(mp3) folder. But Media Player does not recognize new folder, and could not find any hint in the Media Player Help. Teach me how to re-organize, to add new library addition to default Music library, Media Player.
Music, Pictures & Video
PowerPoint Help - Music Track
I'm compiling about a 15-min PowerPoint slide presentation for a person at our company who is retiring in the next few days. Does anyone have a clue as to how I can get a custom-length audio (music) track to span the entire PowerPoint presentation, from start to finish without interruption . . ....
Music, Pictures & Video
iTunes Music Library.....
Hi. After doing a clean install of 7 on a friends lappy, I'm currently in the process of updating iTunes, as in I've scanned the music folder, and waiting for it to finish converting another 1500 files. I don't use iTunes at all, so haven't got a clue about it, and what I was wanting to find...
Chillout Room
WMP 12 and Music Library (Ext HDD)
So I've got my Music Library set up with the internal HDD's music folder, and my ext HDD as sources. When I start up WMP after rebooting my system it has to go through and re-add all the music from the ext HDD every time. This is very annoying because most of my music is on the external (over...
Music, Pictures & Video

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:32.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App