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Windows 7: Artist shows up in 'folder' view not in 'artist' view

17 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32
Artist shows up in 'folder' view not in 'artist' view

For some reason in the Music library a few artists are missing when I have the view of 'artist' and their corresponding albums are missing too.

How ever when I have the view of 'folder' the artist's folder shows up fine... Any ideas?

See attached images.

Folder View:

Artist View:

Anyone have an idea why this would occur? The artists show up in iTunes and WMP12 (after I deleted the database though)


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17 Apr 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X

It could be that the VisQueen folder is referred to as Unspecified in the artists format. There's no unknown artists folder in the folder view so I can only surmise that the VisQueen folder's artist information isn't there.

BTW, Thievery Corp rocks my socks!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Artist view gets its information from the tags not the folders. You also may want to double check the permissions and the tags for errors. I had missing songs a while back because the tags were all messed up.
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17 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional 32

Thanks for the replies...

The tags seem error free. Plus they show up correctly in WMP12 and iTunes fine.

Not sure what permissions I would need to change. I looked quickly and compared Visqueen's permissions/owners compared to an artist that shows up fine and they seem identical.

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21 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional 32

Well figured it out... In the advanced attributes of the files, the "Allow to be indexed..." check box needed to be checked.

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Apr 2010   #6

W7, Xp Pro

Ahh, the little things. Good to see you fixed it.
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