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Import from Text / CSV

Importing / Exporting » Import from Text / CSV

You can import an existing text or CSV file into Music Collector. The program has an import screen available with which you can import a limited set of fields: Full import via CLZ Cloud Limited import

Full import via CLZ Cloud

Importing / Exporting » Import from Text / CSV » Full import via CLZ Cloud

To perform a full import from a text or CSV file you can use the CLZ Cloud Import Tool. The steps consist of first importing all items into CLZ Cloud, and then syncing those items from CLZ Cloud to Music Collector on your computer. 1. Importing your Text/CSV file to…

Export to Text / CSV

Importing / Exporting » Export to Text / CSV

Here’s how you can export your collection to a text or CSV file: Click: File > Export to > Text… In the Export to Text screen, you can select the Sort Order (or use the Main Screen setting). You can also select the fields you want to export. Name your file…

Limited import

Importing / Exporting » Import from Text / CSV » Limited import

Contents Preparing for import Importing Updating your data Preparing for import With Music Collector you can import a .csv or text list. Music Collector’s text import is limited to these fields: Artist, Title, UPC (Barcode) and TOC. It is not possible to…

Core, Cloud and Connect explained

Frequently Asked Questions » Syncing with CLZ Cloud / Connect » Core, Cloud and Connect explained

What is Core? Core is the central online database with our item data and cover images In other words, Core is the source of the automatic data and images you get when using the Add Automatically feature in any of our cataloging solutions. The desktop versions have…

Syncing with CLZ Cloud / Connect

Frequently Asked Questions » Syncing with CLZ Cloud / Connect

Core, Cloud and Connect explained I do not see my own cover images after syncing.

Import from iTunes

Importing / Exporting » Import from iTunes

To import your collection from iTunes you must first export it from iTunes into XML, then import that into Music Collector. Follow the steps below to import your collection from iTunes. Exporting from iTunes Start iTunes Click File > Library > Export…

Importing / Exporting

Importing / Exporting

Text/CSV import: Full import via Connect Limited import Export to Text/CSV/Excel: Export to Text / CSV Export to Excel Backup and Print: Creating a Backup Printing a Simple List

User Defined Fields

Managing your Database » User Defined Fields

If you feel like you’re missing a field you really need for your collection, the Manage User Defined Fields screen comes in handy. Add User Defined Fields to your Album’s Edit Screen You can add User Defined Fields to your own User Tab in the Edit screen.…

Export to Excel

Importing / Exporting » Export to Excel

Step 1: In Music Collector: Use the menu File > Export to > Text. Choose which fields you would like to export through the Fields button. Click ‘Browse’ to define a location for your export. Choose a filename for the export, and save as either .txt or…

Export to CLZ Music: “Device not found”

Troubleshooting » Export to CLZ Music: “Device not found”

If you can’t find your mobile device running CLZ Music using the “File > Export to > CLZ Mobile” with WiFi, there’s a few possible causes you can check to making it work: Contents Make sure you have Bonjour installed CLZ Music is not on the…

Unlocking the software

Licenses and Service Plans » Unlocking the software

Here’s how to install and unlock your software: Installing the software (if you are already running the trial edition, you can skip these steps) Download the full installer from your account at my.clz.com. After downloading, run the installer to install the…

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Automatic data and images from the central online book database Your database and images Software Licenses, Update Plans & CLZ Accounts Syncing with CLZ Cloud / Connect

Connection problems

Troubleshooting » Connection problems

If you have any kind of connection problems (e.g. no results in the Add Automatically screen), your best bet is to take a look at your firewall and/or router. Possible issues Things you can try Still having connection issues Possible issues: Music Collector…

macOS to Windows

Frequently Asked Questions » Your database and images » How do I transfer the program, my database and images to another computer? » macOS to Windows

If you’ve decided to move from macOS to Windows, you can bring your database with you to your new Windows computer by exporting it to XML, and importing the XML in Music Collector on Windows. Follow the steps below to transfer your program, your database and…

Adding Albums Automatically

Adding » Adding Albums Automatically

Introduction The Add Albums Automatically screen is the fastest way to add albums to your database. It enables you to connect to our central database and download detailed information to your own collection. You can search by title or by barcode then add the albums…

Sync with CLZ Cloud

CLZ Music Mobile App » Sync with CLZ Cloud

You can sync your collection from your Windows / Mac computer to CLZ Music for iPhone / iPad / Android via CLZ Cloud. Instructions can be found in our CLZ Music manual: I have an iPhone / iPad I have an Android mobile device

Multiple collections

Managing your Database » Multiple collections

Music Collector allows multiple sub-collections within one database file. The collections will appear as little tabs at the bottom (e.g. like in Excel), so that you can easily switch between them. Create and manage collections Go to menu File > Manage Collections to…

Windows to macOS

Frequently Asked Questions » Your database and images » How do I transfer the program, my database and images to another computer? » Windows to macOS

If you’ve decided to move from Windows to macOS, you can bring your database with you to your new Mac by exporting it to XML, and importing the XML in Music Collector on Mac. Follow the steps below to transfer your program, your database and your images from…

Download from CLZ Cloud is disabled: “Upload New Fields First”

Frequently Asked Questions » Your database and images » Download from CLZ Cloud is disabled: “Upload New Fields First”

To get rid of this message in Music Collector, you need to upload to CLZ Cloud first: Open the CLZ Cloud sync screen in Music Collector via menu “CLZ Cloud > Synchronize” Click “Upload to CLZ Cloud Uncheck all Removals, Additions and Updates (so…

Exporting with Wi-Fi / USB

CLZ Music Mobile App » Exporting with Wi-Fi / USB

!We do not recommend using WiFi or USB export from Music Collector, we recommend using CLZ Cloud syncing. You can sync your collection from your Windows / Mac computer to CLZ Music for iPhone / iPad / Android via your home WiFi network, or by creating a file and…

Adding Multi-Disc Albums

Adding » Adding Multi-Disc Albums

Adding a Multi-Disc album via the Add Automatically screen Adding Multi-Disc albums via the Add Albums Automatically screen requires Queue Mode. Follow the steps below to add a Multi-Disc album via the Add Automatically screen: Open the Add Albums Automatically…

What’s the difference between the Standard and the Pro edition?

Frequently Asked Questions » License / Service Plan questions » What’s the difference between the Standard and the Pro edition?

Extra Pro features that are not in the Standard edition: Queue Mode in Add Automatically screen: Save time by adding multiple items in batch, either by Title or by scanning multiple barcodes into the Search Queue in one go. Batch editing with the Edit Multiple…

Adding your first albums

Getting Started » Adding your first albums

Contents Introduction Creating your database Adding Albums Automatically By CDID By Artist/Title By Barcode By Catalog Number Introduction One of the main features of Music Collector is that it automatically gives you full album details and…

Linking your albums for CLZ Cloud

CLZ Cloud / Core » Linking your albums for CLZ Cloud

Linking your albums for syncing with CLZ Cloud Before uploading your albums to CLZ Cloud from the Windows or Mac software, you can “link your albums”. Music Collector, CLZ Cloud and Linking Music Collector is built around our central online database:…

How do I re-download the software for which I own a license?

Frequently Asked Questions » License / Service Plan questions » How do I re-download the software for which I own a license?

If you’d like to re-download the software you own, you can do so via your CLZ account.. This page is your personal access to your licenses and download links, to activate the free CLZ Cloud, to activate Service Plans, etc. Please select below what you’d…

Re-assigning Index Numbers

Managing your Database » Maintenance » Re-assigning Index Numbers

How Index numbers work Music Collector automatically assigns and increments index numbers. The Index value is assigned when you add an album to the database. The next album you add to your collection will have an index number that is incremented by 1. Each Index…

Loan Manager

Managing your Database » Loan Manager

Introduction Music Collector’s Loan Manager allows you to track albums that you’ve loaned, who you’ve loaned them to and when they are due to be returned. The Loan Manager can also warn you when an album on loan is overdue. Contents Loaning…

Choosing Columns

Browsing » Choosing Columns

Contents Adding or Removing a Column Change the order of the columns Create/change a Saved Column Preset Adding or Removing a Column: To add or remove a column, first access the Column Field Selection screen: Windows: Click on menu View > Columns > Select…

Sorting your collection

Browsing » Sorting your collection

With your collection stored digitally on your computer, sorting your list in various different ways can be done in a few clicks: Click a Column Header Sorting on Multiple Fields Sorting by Artist/Title Sorting by Person fields Sorting on Date Added Click a…

Creating a Backup

Importing / Exporting » Creating a Backup

Automatic Database Backups Music Collector automatically keeps multiple time-stamped backups of your database file The software keeps multiple time-stamped database backups, saved to your Backups folder as “[yourdatabasename].*.MUCP_[timestamp]…

Add, Edit, Merge List Items

Managing your Database » Maintenance » Add, Edit, Merge List Items

With every album you add to your collection, Music Collector stores common information in Lists. These lists come in most handy when add, or edit new albums. All common information, such as Year, Genre, Format, Location, Owner, etc., is stored in Lists that you can…

I do not see my images anymore.

Frequently Asked Questions » Your database and images » I do not see my images anymore.

Here’s how images work in our software: Images are not stored inside the database. The image files are stored separate from your database, in a folder on your computer (most likely in the Data/Images folder under the program’s folder in Documents). The…

Grouping into Folders

Browsing » Grouping into Folders

Introduction Folder grouping allow you to browse your albums grouped into folders. Almost any field in Music Collector can be set as a folder group option. You can also create folder grouping within different folder grouping. Music Collector comes with a variety of…

Managing your Wish List

Managing your Database » Managing your Wish List

Contents Introduction Collection Status Filters Adding to your Wish List Controlling your Wish List Introduction Music Collector’s Wish List allows you to keep track of albums you desire, but don’t yet own. You can add albums directly to your wish…