Set iTunes to let you organize your music (in the preferences).
Extract the contents of the folders (the songs), then delete the folders.
> Thanks for the reply, but is there some way I can reverse this process so
> that my files are simply a detailed list again.
> "Dr. Klienmahn" wrote:
> > That is iTunes. It asks you after installation if you want it to
> > automatically manage your music files, or if you want to manage them
> > yourself. You probably picked the automatic (default) option.
> > "Websken" wrote:
> > > I have been sorting out my Music Folder which contains about 700+ files. At
> > > the same time I was transferring some of these files over to iTunes so that I
> > > could put them on my iPod. However, when I went back to my Music Folder, I
> > > found that all the files had been turned into folders, i.e. all songs by the
> > > same artist, say Anastacia, have now been put into a folder named
> > > 'Anastacia'. I have tried changing the View to show the 'Details' again, but
> > > nothing happens. Will I have to open up each folder and manually transfer
> > > the files within back into the 'Music' Folder.
> > >
> > > I'm not sure whether I've explained this very well, but any help would be
> > > appreciated.
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > > Websken