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.

Music 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 albums grouped in folders:

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

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

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 > Manage Folder Presets
  • Click Create new preset to create a completely new preset.
  • Checkbox the fields you wish to folder group on.

In your list of Folder Presets you can also modify or delete existing presets, and you can drag/drop them up/down the list.

The [None] Folder

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

The [None] folder contains albums 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 albums in your collection that do not have a Genre assigned. If the Subject folders are selected, then the [None] folder contains albums that do not have a subject, etc.

To remove items from the [None] Folder, you will need to specify a value for the album that appears in the [None] Folder. Open the Edit Album screen and enter something for that field, the album 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 albums.

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

Q: How do I move albums to another folder?
A: Example: Wish to move the album from the “Comedy” genre folder to the “Horror” genre folder?
To do this, Edit the album 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 album in multiple folders?
A: Example: If an album has multiple genres, it will appear in multiple genre folders.

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