Folder grouping allow you to browse your books grouped into folders. Almost any field in Book Collector can be set as a folder group option.

You can also create folder grouping within different folder grouping. Book Collector comes with a variety of pre-set folder group sets, but you can also create your own Saved Folder Presets.


Selecting a Folder view

To start viewing your books grouped in folders:

  • Click on menu View > Folders, and then pick one of the pre-sets.

Book Collector then automatically groups all your books into folders based on the information it has on those books.

If you wish to disable folders, click View > Folders > No Folders.

Define your own Folder views

You can define your own folder views via the Folder Field Selection screen.

  • Click View > Folders > Select Folder Fields

You’ll now see the Folder Field Selection screen.

  • Fields available to group on are shown on the left.
  • Fields currently used for grouping are shown on the right.

Select a Saved Field Preset from the dropdown (top right) to view which fields are used inside that set.

You can click and drag from the section on the left to the Selected Fields area on the right. (or drag back fields you don’t want).

The [None] Folder

When selecting certain Folder Sets, you may notice the [None] folder at the top of the list.

The [None] folder contains books in your collection that have not been assigned a value for the folder set you’ve selected. For example, if you have selected Genre folders, the [None] Folder will contain books in your collection that do not have a Genre assigned. If the Subject folders are selected, then the [None] folder contains books that do not have a subject, etc.

To remove items from the [None] Folder, you will need to specify a value for the book that appears in the [None] Folder. Open the Edit Book screen and enter something for that field, the book will then be moved out of the [None] Folder.

Important to know:

Q: How do I create a new folder?
A: You don’t actually “create” folders in your main screen. Folder grouping happens automatically based on what information you have for your books.

Example: If you are using “Genre” folders right now, and you set “Comedy” as a Genre for a book, that book will appear in the “Comedy” folder.

Q: How do I move books to another folder?
A: Example: Wish to move the book from the “Comedy” genre folder to the “Horror” genre folder?
To do this, Edit the book and uncheck “Comedy” as a genre, and then check “Horror” as genre. Hit OK and it will now be in the “Horror” folder in your main screen.

Q: Why do I see my book in multiple folders?
A: Example: If an book has multiple genres, it will appear in multiple genre folders.

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