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Q: Music Folder

my music folder use to arrange my mp3 files in order from oldest to newly added. i must have clicked something because it doesnt anymore. can you tell me how to make it so it will arrange them from when they were added, like it once did?

please & thanks,

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A: Music Folder

Open the music folder and then click on the 'Date Modified' tab at the top. You may have to click it one more time to get the latest file on top.
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Hey guys, on my laptop i currently have this issue where my music seems to come up when your in the folder. its in blue writing and has a number in brackets which im presuming is how many files ive got in there or something like that. My computer does not have this and i also wish to remove this from my laptop without having to restore to default folder settings (although that seems to be greyed out to despite me making changes earlier)

A:Music folder displaying a my music option and a number in brackets

Hello MajorFoley,

You should be able to click on View (menu bar) -> Group by -> (none) to change the folder view to what you wanted instead.

File and Folder Arrangement - Group by - Sort by - Arrange by

Hope this helps.
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Im mad that my My Music folder is empty, how do i put my windows media player music in it? whenever i download music i just go to "Add to windows media player", how do i bring that to "My music", thx

A:How do i put windows media player music to >> My Music Folder

i do it manually. if you right click the name of the song in your windows media player, and find the file location, go to that location, and manually dragndrop that file into your my music folder
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i tried to drag it but it wouldt let me

A:How do i put windows media player music to >> My Music Folder

What version of Windows do you have and which version of WMP?

What exactly are you trying to do? Are you trying to put music files that are in My Music into the WMP library?
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I have a very basic question. I'm almost embarrased to ask it. But, here it is! When I buy a music CD in the store, how do I put the album into the "Music" folder on my hard drive?

I have Windows Vista and Windows Media Player 11.

Thanks, Darlene

A:Solved: Adding Music to Music Folder

That is called "ripping". Use the "Rip" button at the top (or in the menu, depending what your player skin looks like ).
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RE: Windows XP Home SP2 with WMP 10 Also all of the music files are stored in WMP 10 as mp3 file format and not wma format. In addition there is no copy protected music, i.e. no DRM.
How do you copy music files from WMP 10 to 'My Music' folder?
Thanks in advance for all your help!

A:Copy music files from WMP 10 to 'My Music' folder


Navigate to C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Microsoft\Media Player and see if you find them there.
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However, when I through any app (TextPad, WordPad, Chrome, IrfanView-Save for Web, etc) choose Save As... and navigate to that B:\Temp folder, it shows up as a music folder! With headings Name, #, Title, Contributing artists, Album, etc.

Most annoying!

Does anyone have any hints about how to change this so that it always shows up as a "General Items" type of folder?

A:Folder thinks it is a music folder... how do I change that?

Hello OppfinnarJocke,

This is most likely due to Automatic Folder Type Discovery. "Automatic Folder Type Discovery" is when Windows will automatically change the folder template of a folder to match the file type of the last file added or saved in the folder. For example, if your folder contains music files and you add a picture file, then Windows may change the folder template and view to the "Picture" template to match the new picture file. Basically just what you did.

If you like, you can use the tutorial below to set a specific template (steps 2 to 6) to be the default for all folders to disable Automatic Folder Type Discovery. Afterwards, you will still be able to set folder views and templates how you like though, but without Automatic Folder Type Discovery changing them for you.

Folder Template - Default

Hope this helps,
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A:My (my Documents) Folder Thinks It's A Music Folder

Hi mischievous and welcome to BleepingcomputerI have did some research on your promblem and I have found some information on your issue.You can read this site, deals with a very similar promblem like yours.
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What can I do so that I can see it when hooked via USB? Thank you for looking.
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A:can my music folder be too big?

As far as I'm aware there is no limit to file size...i've known some people with profiles exceeding 20GB's with at least 15GB's in 'My Music'.

Are you using NTFS file system?

Also, are you generally low on disc space on your C drive?
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A:Music Folder

Hello Riptorn.

I'm not sure if this will help or not; have a look at the tutorial at the link below; be sure to post back to keep us informed.

How to Reset Windows Explorer Folder View Settings to Make Vista Remember
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Good day to all.

I have installed W10 on my laptop all went well.

Just a point that got me confused was when I went to rip the CD with windows media player it went to the private music folder not my music folder on C Drive,Even I selected options in the WMP to change where to save it said That I could not do so.

My question is how do I change the direction of the ripped music to my music folder??
Many Thanks.

Sorry should have said Public not Private Folder

A:Music folder on W10

I don't use WMP to rip CD's. I use the free Audiograbber program. I haven't tested it in Win 10 but it works OK in Win 8.1 so it probably is Win 10 compatible.

Audiograbber has an easy setup for where to rip Audio CD's.

Audiograbber, free CD ripper, mp3 encoder and audio recorder for Windows
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Hi,I have an issue with windows 10 music folder.I installed the W10 few days ago on to my HP laptop,Which was W7 home premium

When I rip some music from a CD with WMP the music goes into the Public music folder not into my music folder on the C drive.

Went into options in the WMP and tried to change the location of the music,But in the option box it stated ''Rip Music to this location''C:\user\public\music.
Now when I try to change that location to my music folder I get another box on screen stating ''The selected folder is not available.Verify that you have the correct permission to add files to this folder.

Does that make any sense to anyone??,And also how do I change the path to my music folder not the Public one.
Help Please.
Many Thanks.

A:Music Folder W10

Will leave your question here as we have many users who run Windows Ten, but you may wish to check out our sister site Windows 10 Forums
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A:Missing Music Folder

Hello Jules, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Do you have a C:\Users\user-name\Music folder at that location?

If not, then using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below may be able to help restore your Music folder.

Personal User Folder - Restore Missing Folder

Hope this helps,
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A:C drive in the Music folder?

How did the C: get into the music folder? Probably by some drag and drop that went wrong - bad habit those drag and drops. Now you have to move it back where it belongs which is "Computer".
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A:backing up my music folder?

While compressing files you can reduce the size of them, but not in such way that it can be put on one or two disks. However, there is a simpler alternative, you can create a partition on your harddisk where you store your music. In case the OS has problems and needs to be reinstalled, you can reformat the main partition, while the other (where you stored your music) remains intact. This tutorial explains more about harddisk partitions. This tutorial explains how to create/change harddisk partitions.
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I just dont get it... is there an program i can use to copy it and open on another computer? or some way to debug it? surely they havent made an operating system that just loses all your stuff, one folder at a time?

A:Music folder dramas..

Are you copy/pasting the entire folder?

Run these and see why it crashes...

Run these and save and attach to your post:
Start>Control Panel>System and Maintenance>Performance Information and Tools>Advanced Tools>

Generate a system health Report

Open Reliability and Performance Monitor>Reliability Monitor

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A:Solved: Music Folder

Download the free Tweak UI.

Click "Repair" in the left pane.

In the right pane, click on the pull-down and choose "Repair My Music Icon".

Click the "Repair Now" button.

Click "OK" to close the Tweak UI dialog box.
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A:Help! Album Art Has Taken Over My Music Folder!!

This was not in your prior log

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A:# sign in music folder

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A:My Music Folder, Icon gone =[

Have a look at this and see if it relates to your problem:
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A:Changing the My Music Folder

How to Move Shell Folders (and contents)

If that didn't work try tweakui

Tweakui for XP

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A:Can not delete a music folder

Did you try to move anything important from that drive and format it?
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A:My music folder is broken, help me please

It is because you moved it from D: to C:. There is posts all over on here how to fix that. Do a search for "Repair Libraries".
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A:My music folder image

Is this what you are looking for ?

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A:Music folder is default

Hi Bh,

You will need to reset you folder view settings so do this and have Vista remember the window settings as they were when it was last closed. METHOD TWO here will show you how.

Windows Explorer Folder View settings

This will show you how to change any left over folder window templates to All Items or any other template afterwards.

Windows Explorer - Folder Type Templates

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A:Win 7 won't let me rename a folder to 'My Music'

Its not as simple as deleting and making a new folder, win 7 uses junction points to point at files so it is possible for example to move user folders to different locations and even different drives as long as the new folder location is included in the relevant library, there is a tutorial for it although it talks about moving all user folders you should get the idea
User Folders - Change Default Location
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A:All my C.D's have disapeared From Music Folder

Where did you store them????were they saved as mp3"s??have you run a virus scan???
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I have Vista Ultimate x64

I have a really old ipod I don't know what generation it is but trust me its old.

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A:Music Folder does not work

Hello psk123, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You will just need to change the location again to have it point to the current drive letter F:\ now location instead. Using Option Two in this tutorial, you can do this to the Music (My Music) folder in the registry.

Personal User Folder - Restore Missing Folder

Hope this helps,
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Main folder and subfolders are set to display thumbnails.
When I open the main folder---[before opening any file]-- a pop-up appears:

> > > The program you are trying to run requires a current Indeo codec.
> > > To obtain a current driver that is compatible with this version of
> > > Windows, please contact the manufacturer at
> > >

Why does this appear even though I havent opened any files yet.
Is it because of the 'thumnail' setting?
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A:Recreating Music Folder

Hi bj33813,

Have a look at the following Tutorial: Personal User Folder - Restore Missing Folder
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A:Renaming Music Folder

I don't think you can. As far as I know, if you rename or delete it, it will be recreated.
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A:How To Move The Contents Of "my Music" Folder

You can either "cut and paste" the folder to the other drive or make a new folder on the drive. But then you have to go back and change the programs that save to it. Make sure they have the new address ie e:\ music.
Hope that makes sense...
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A:Trouble with music/videos folder

Hi .

What is it...that you configure each time?

Put otherwise, what is it that you change when you reset the folder? Where is it that you are trying to go?

I didn't even realize that there are folder configuration options available by clicking on Properties...until you I'm not sure what you are trying to accomplish.

I set up all my folders containing music...the same way I set up any folder...I dump the files in and then adjust the view to fit whatever data categories I want displayed for that folder in Detail view.

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A:Files stuck in music folder...

You're not a fan of giving much info are you

What happens when you try to delete them?
Can you open up a CMD window and navigate to the folder and remove them with "Del /F filenamehere" ?
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Basically I want all the songs I like in a specific folder. So when I put the songs into a specific playlist I want it to automatically create a copy of the songs into the folder of that playlist.

A:How to automatically save music to folder in WMP?

WMP does create playlist folders. Have a look in your Music folder for "Playlists". The problem is that the format is .wpl. I am not certain whether you can sync those with your ipod. Maybe you find some clues in this thread: Sansa e250 playlist help
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How would I get iTunes to recognize several of these videos as Music Videos, rather than Movies?


A:iTunes Music Videos in the right folder?

not too familiar with itunes but if u find something like file recognition you should be able to change from there. But like i say im not too sure
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A:My Documents changed to music folder

Move the MP3's to another directory and see if that fixes the issues?
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When i download from this forum i get windows does not recognise the file so i cannot do no more

plz help if you know what i can do to sort it

A:Help needed to get back my music folder

Why not change the prefernce in the application as to where the files get downloaded to.
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A:My Music Folder Seems Empty But Isn't Hidden

Maybe out of sync library?
Have you tried looking under
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\My Music\
or maybe linked to second set of settings like C:\Documents and Settings\Drew Anderson.<computer name>\My Documents\My Music
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What I am saying exactly is, I have the hard drive split in 2, one of them for the windows and the other for the files( like music,pictures,softwares.....). I want that when i click on My Music icon on the start menu, it will link me to the folder on the other partition (not that location in my documents).

Could that happen?

Thanks for taking your time reading my post.

A:Change My Music folder Location

Hi ...yes, it can happen, I believe.

You can try this: Right-click the shell folder (My Music) in Windows Explorer, drag the folder to the new location, release the mouse button, and select the Move Here item.

Note: If Windows Explorer complains, then you must use the registry to move the folder location and manually move the contents. can do like I do and just ignore the My Music folder (I don't store any files in it) and I just create folders for music files wherever I want them. From there, if I wanted a shortcut, I would just right-click and send one to the desktop.

And there are other ways of doing what you seem to want...the above seems to be the easiest attempt that I could find.

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A:my video source is in my music folder

Open up the My Videos file within the My Music File. Select all the contents of this folder (CTRL+A) so they are all highlighted and Right click them and choose Cut (or press CTRL+X) . Now open up the My Videos Folder that you want the videos to be in put your pointer in a blank space of the folder or press Alt Key and choose Edit from the Tool bar (or just press CTRL+V) to choose Paste. This will paste all of the videos that were previously in the My Videos folder in the My Music folder and Paste them into the My Videos folder you want them to be in. You can choose to overwrite all of the files. When that is done you can delete the empty My Videos folder in the My Music folder.
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Moved My Documents folder to an external drive now iTunes does
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Registry says "REG_SZ" should it read "REG_EXPAND_SZ" ??
would like to save playlists also. Any help to walk me through this
restoration would be greatly appreciated.

Windows XP, Dell Inspiron 6000, 2 GB memory, 120 GB HD, 320 GB HD
external drive

A:My Documents & My Music folder missing

Hi reggaeone !

How did you move the my documents folder ? The only proper way of moving that folder is by right-clicking it in windows explorer then click properties and change the target folder there, this will ensure that the entries in the registry point to the proper location. It's not advised to move it to an external drive since Windows and many programs need to have access to that folder at all times. If you need to free some space on your internal drive and only have an additional external drive you'd better move your media files manually (not the whole my music folder).

If you used the above method to move the my documents folder then uninstall/reinstall iTunes :
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A:Slave Drive 'My Music' Folder

You can get your music back by giving yourself ownership of the folders.

How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP

The folder may say 0 bytes, but they will show up there, anyway.

XP only needs to be reinstalled if the new board has a different chipset. In that case, a repair installation is usually all that is needed and you keep all your programs and settings.
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When I originally moved the folder into Shared Documents, I replaced the My Music folder in Shared Documents. Maybe this is part of the problem?

...oh and i'm on xp home edition

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by the way, this is on windows 8.1 and i tried this: User Folders - Restore Default Location

thanks in advance

A:HELP. deleted music folder by accident, but its still there

Since this is a Windows 8.1 problem, we have a separate forum for Windows 8.
Windows 8 Forums
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any ideas?

A:Customizing Music Folder Details

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
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A:Need to re-index iTunes music folder

Hi Wahoo.

Not sure if you'd have a backed-up version on the iTunes Library file, but you could recreate from there if you have?

iTunes: How to re-create your iTunes library and playlists

Hope this helps!

/ Crit.
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A:How do I re-set the details in music folder in Win 7 or its default?

If your are referring to explorer.
On the row which have Name, Size, Dates, etc.
Do right-click, and you can select what to show.
If you right-click and click on More.... options.
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Help, please?

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A:One Music Folder will not open no matter what

This also happens due to multiple codes installed on the PC. Try uninstalling all video/audio players like VLC, K-Lite, Shark codec, itunes, etc. and then try opening this folder.
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Track Number,

I was just wondering if there is anyway to set up my music folder to allow me to arrange icons by,


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Thanks in advance for any help,


Edit: After getting some sleep and re-reading my post I can see how little sense it sorta makes. Please refer to attachment to see what im talking about

A:Help: Relocated My Music over user folder

You have this thread marked as solved. Was that intentional or an accident. If accident, I wonder if it can be unmarked?
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A:Folders disappeared in My Music Folder

If the files are there, this will find it
DiskDigger | The trusted data recovery solution
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A:Question about My Music Folder and 2nd Harddrive.

My Music is under My Documents. Right click on My Documents and select move to move the entire folder including My Music to another drive.
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Hidden Files, Folders, and Drives - Show in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

A:Start Menu Music Folder

Good one for the die hard WMP users Edwin.
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A:My Music Folder - Information Not Showing

Hi jyafink

. . . and Welcome to the Tech Support Forums.

Make sure the view in your "My Music" folder is set to "Tiles" or "Details". The info doesn't display for the Thumbnails, Icon, or List Views. [If you choose "Details" -- the info will display in columns to the far right, so you might have to scroll to view the info].

Let us know if that's not it.
Best of luck
. . . Gary
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I thought I had added them by mistake
So deleted then from the saved games
While also deleted them from the music and photo folders also.

Is this supposed to happen?

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A:Music Photos also going in to Games folder ?

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What else is amping up the file amout :l
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A:Why does windows tell me I have more files than I actually do in my music folder?

Some of them will be hidden 'Thumbs.db' files .....

Some will probably be hidden 'desktop.ini' files.....

Desktop.ini is used to tell Windows how to display a folder. For example, enabling Thumbnail view creates a desktop.ini file in that folder which amongst other things, tells Windows to add an extra item to the View menu for that folder. Desktop.ini files are also used when you customize folders, change their icons etc.

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A:All files in Music Folder have vanished!

Did you enable hidden files and look again?
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And just so people know, it does work.
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In Vista weird things happen. The images will show up on the wrong folders, the pictures are still in the correct folder but the images will show up on a different album/ folder cover! In addition the images ill pop up on non music folders such as items in My Documents or othe folders.

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A:Help: moved 'My Music' folder to E:\ drive

Hello Will, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm happy to hear OPTION TWO in the tutorial has helped so far.

You don't want to manually rename these folders like any other file or folder. Doing so will cause issues.

Is that at your E: location?

What is the name of the folder in your C:\Users\(user-name) folder location? Is it My Music or just Music as well? Does it have a "Locations" tab when you right click on it, and click on Properties?
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other folders search still works fine.

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I am sharing this folder to a Guest user.

Changing permissions or unsharing the folder altogether did not fix this.
Disabling indexed search did fix this, but then I end up with the original slow annoying search.

A:can't index-search music folder

Solved! while typing this and looking for more ways to fix this!

adding permission to "Administrators" group fixed this!
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Hi there...

I had"My Music" and "My Pictures" folders moved do my F: Drive and "My Documents" to my d: drive but now have formatted my c drive and now am able to change "My documents" to the D drive but am wondering how to change "My Music" and "My Pictures" on the start menu to go to the F: drive as that would be helpful to my system.

Does anyone know i can achieve this?

I have tried to right click the My Music on the start menu but i can only Rename, Copy or see the properties which only lets my share with others.

A:Solved: Moving My Music folder


i found a solution..

I moved the Music folder to the old place (In My diocuments) and then deleted the folder on my D drive then dragged My Music folder from My documents to the new drive and hey presto it works..
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Hello and Good Wishes to all In my quot My Pictures quot folder I have say sub folders Pictures" "my Duplicate Under Phantom Folder Music"... "my named NY NJ FL ect One day I go the FL and notice that it does NOT have all the pix that I thought should be in there Days later I stumble on the missing pix and quot trace quot where they are There is ANOTHER the Phantom quot My Pictures quot folder under quot Phantom Duplicate "my Pictures" Folder Under "my Music"... My Music quot all inclusive of NY NJ FL ect All this being under quot My Documents quot as they should be I certainly did NOT set this up in this fashion and I know it is taking up room Has anyone ever heard of such an occurrence I maintain a very clean computer HEY I spend a lot of time in quot Security quot here and follow many of their leads lol Has anyone ever encountered this or guess as to how it occurred Puzzling to say the least P S This site is BY FAR one of the better ones going TY

A:Phantom Duplicate "my Pictures" Folder Under "my Music"...

Not saying you did, but I installed a hd for a client/partner of mine this week, and when I looked at his hd,1=NTFS and1=FAT32On each of his hd's (partitioned virtual drives), I noticed that he had the same exact folders/files on both hd's.I gotta ask, (don't get offended).. is it possible that you created a My Pictures folder under the My Music folder, in which you put some of the files in the 2nd My Pictures folder and not realizing it? I'm just asking... because I'm wondering how my client/parter has the same exact files under both hd's.It's also possible that what you're saying is a Phantom folder, but I've never heard of a case like this, (although new things happen everyday). I'm just wondering.Are there other people with access to your computer (family members, friends, etc?)Also, is your computer set to backup it's data? And if so, verify where it's actually backing it up to.
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A:Cannot find default music folder icon

Right click on the folder icon and then Left click on Properties. Click on the Customize tab and then the button to "Change Icon". You can then select from the available icons that are shown.
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A:Music Library showing public folder as well?

underneath where it says music library (the title of the folder) it says 'includes 2 locations'. click that and then remove the public folder from there.
The public folder will still exist, it just wont be included in the music library.
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Im running windows Xp with 2gs of ram and a 50g harddrive

A:My music folder in startup menu is slow

Hi, I found this on a site and it helped folders load up faster;

* Right Click on &#8220;My Computer&#8221; either from your desktop or under the start menu and click on Properties.
* Go to the Advanced Tab.
* Click on &#8220;Settings&#8221; under the Performance Options section.
* Look through the list and untick as many of those as you think you might not need.
for example:
1. Fade or slide menus into view
2. Fade or slide ToolTips into view
3. Fade out menu items after clicking
4. Show Shadows under menus
5. Slide open combo boxes
6. Slide taskbar buttons
7. Use a background image for each folder type
8. Use common tasks in folders
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I now have two music folders and if I try and change one of them to documents I then end up with 2 documents folders.

Please can someone tell me how to get it back to F:\Files being my docs folder and F:\Files\Music being my music folder.

Thanks loads (I hope!!)


A:Documents & Music Folder Merged. How do I get them back??

Read 'Method 2' from the following: You could set the folders back to where they originally were, or set them to your new chosen location. The important step you missed from 'Method 1' is to create the destination folders first. This step isn't necessary, but it does avoid the confusion you ended up with. This step also appears to be missing from 'Method 2', so tread carefully. G
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Anyone know what could be the problem? thanks.

A:Music Folder in Explorer only shows 3.36GB

On the left, I see 4806 items and 22.4 GB

On the right, I see 845 items and 3.36 GB, plus 3 subfolders, which are probably filled with tons of other files.

There's no problem.
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This has bugged me for some time so nay help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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A:Explorer crashing when trying to open Music folder

Hello ,

the issue is with the Tune UP Utilities 07

this and programs do more harm then good

use the (system restore) to go back to befor when the issue started happening

i would uninstall it if it was me

them type of tools normally make a system crash after a period of time
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For some reason everytime I open my E hard disk it is appearing like a music folder. With the musical note on the lower right corner. Also it takes several good seconds after I double click the harddisk icon until the folder view is opened. That doesn't happen when I open my other 2 hard disks or other folders.
I tried to remove the customization but can't because The only way I know how is through the properties of the folder. And when I access the properties of the hard drive It doesn't give me any option about customization.
How can I remove that music customization from my hard drive folder?

Thanks in advance.

A:Hard disk is customized as a music folder

Still hoping for an answer
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I'm running Windows 2000 Home. If you're running the same OS and you have music on your computer, you'll know that Windows has an option to set a folder so you can sort your files by artist, year, music type, etc. Well for some reason, all my folders, including My Documents are being sorted like that. I can't seem to change it, even if I right click and change the properties, it just keeps coming back. Also, Windows seems to be forgetting my settings altogether, if I ask for it to display a folder using thumbnails it does it, but once I leave the folder, it forgets what I said, and goes back to the old setting .

Please help.