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Old 06-24-2008, 04:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am finally at the stage where I can have my whole collection on my PC but how do I organise it? Already I am finding that I am forgetting what music I have so it would be nice to narrow it down within certain parameters. Do I make individual alphabetised folders? Make genre folders? (this then leads to sounding a twat when you have 6 zillion genres on your PC). How do you organise it or maybe you like chaos? I have to be tidy and methodical!
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I just do a folder for each band & another for sessions & compilations
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Old 06-24-2008, 05:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I am finally at the stage where I can have my whole collection on my PC but how do I organise it? Already I am finding that I am forgetting what music I have so it would be nice to narrow it down within certain parameters. Do I make individual alphabetised folders? Make genre folders? (this then leads to sounding a twat when you have 6 zillion genres on your PC). How do you organise it or maybe you like chaos? I have to be tidy and methodical!
Heh this is why I like discography's they are almost always tagged to perfection (if you get from the right uploader). I have seen threads about this before, if this isn't a bad thing (sorry if it is) here is one from suprbay. Music sorting program thread
Good luck with your sorting.
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So all albums by one band stay in one folder?
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Yes. Also, I have a separate folder for new music which I've downloaded recently. It helps me remember to listen to it and decide if I want to keep it.
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Yep

If I want a bands discography to be in order I just add the year before the title. Or if they made more than one album in a year just add stuff like 1977.1 1977.2 and so on & so on. Although I don't usually bother with that.

and like Addidass all my new stuff goes in one folder till it's been heard. Then it get's filed on the HD if I like it enough.
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I guess putting new music into an exclusive file makes sense. I usually put it straight into my main libary, consequently some stuff just get's lost! Thanks for the advice peeps!
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I have far too much music to realistically dump all the artists in one folder, so I sort by genre and subgenre. All the album names are preceded by the release year and I have all albums of a band in one folder. I chuck my recently acquired albums in an excel spreadsheet for the benefit of my flatmates but it's also good as a to-listen list.
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If you have itunes it does it automatically...I think
Mine does it that way, each band as it's own folder, and when you click on it, it has sub-folders and they're the albums they're featured on..
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If you have itunes it does it automatically...I think
Mine does it that way, each band as it's own folder, and when you click on it, it has sub-folders and they're the albums they're featured on..
I was going to buy an ipod 2moro, so I downloaded itunes a couple of nights ago. What a useless pile of turd that is. It must have split up over 70 albums of mine AND when I wanted album artwork I had to register and supply credit card details! Like fuck! Combined with the terrible headphones and link to one PC, I decided to knix that and get a better phone with decent memory. Apple lost a customer! I knew that Apple and I would never form a fruitful arrrangement but I put all that to one side and nearly bit the bullet!
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