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    organizing music files

    I am having a tough time with music files.
    They are located all over the computer. Some in i-tunes ,some in various WMP playlists, some in stand alone music files etc.
    Is there a (preferrably free) program which can dig through my hard drive and gather all music files of any file type together in one place so I can re-organize them, eliminate duplicates and so on?

    You folks have always been very helpfull.
    So thanks to all in advance.

    Bruce

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    Re: organizing music files

    One easy way to find them all is to open your C: drive and put the file type (e.g. .wma) into the search field. That will bring up all with that filetype. Then you can repeat that with .mp3, etc.
    For the duplicate file problem you may try this program: Fast Duplicate File Finder Identifies Extra Copies :: the How-To Geek

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    Re: organizing music files

    At the time you are first installing most apps, they allow you to select where you want your app or information to be stored, so using that same logic, I wonder if you can go into some of these apps and change that setting. Or, how about going into the C drive, locating the location of the music folders, and physically moving those folders to the location of your choice. I have done this with images/photographs, so why couldn't it be done with music?

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    Re: organizing music files

    Your right. but with four different putting music files in the computer I've got lots of duplicates and triplicates to clean up.
    i'm using a duplicate finder program to clean up and re-organize.

    Thanks

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    Re: organizing music files

    Quote Originally Posted by brucedpitkin View Post
    Your right. but with four different putting music files in the computer I've got lots of duplicates and triplicates to clean up.
    i'm using a duplicate finder program to clean up and re-organize.

    Thanks
    ......I'm presuming that you're using the software that WHS gave the link to?

    I have a 'spaghetti bowl' of .jpeg files and folders that could do with a complete clean-up and re-organise to just one location, as I'm experiencing a lot of difficulties with them, right now!

    Please post success or otherwise of clean-up, when complete.....say... in a couple of days.

    Cheers.

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    Re: organizing music files

    I used the Fast Duplicate Finder recommended by WHS. (Thanks WHS).
    Its simple to use and fast.
    It works by comparing files in folders to each other, and or files in folders to those in other folders, so you need to have a good idea of where your problems are.
    I used it for music and pictures and found a few thousand duplicates.
    I took a look on the web and there are other similar programs out there.
    Some allow you to search for duplicates by file type.
    This one worked good for me though.

    Bruce

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    Re: organizing music files

    Bruce, you are welcome.

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