Music folder 'arrange by' function


  1. Posts : 20
    Windows 10
       #1

    Music folder 'arrange by' function


    Hello,

    There is a great feature in win7 explorer that you can arrange your music in the music folder by a few options such as albums, genre and artist.
    There is a way to get it again in win10 explorer?


    Example:
    Music folder 'arrange by' function-2o8zx6n.jpg
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  2. Posts : 3,502
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       #2

    d00msword said:
    Hello,

    There is a great feature in win7 explorer that you can arrange your music in the music folder by a few options such as albums, genre and artist.
    There is a way to get it again in win10 explorer?
    Libraries are still in Win10. You might have to right click the navigation pane of File Explorer and select Show Libraries. Then you have to put the folders with the music in the Music Library - nothing has really changed.

    edit: a little bit has changed - there's a manage library tab on explorer that open a manage library on the ribbon - that's how you configure libraries - you used to do that on the properties page.

    Tip: In File Explorer, right click on the folder you want to include in a Library, select Include in Library > and then pick which library from the expanded list.
    Last edited by Slartybart; 14 Aug 2015 at 19:00.
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  3. Posts : 20
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Slartybart said:
    Libraries are still in Win10. You might have to right click the navigation pane of File Explorer and select Show Libraries. Then you have to put the folders with the music in the Music Library - nothing has really changed.

    edit: a little bit has changed - there's a manage library tab on explorer that open a manage library on the ribbon - that's how you configure libraries - you used to do that on the properties page.

    Tip: In File Explorer, right click on the folder you want to include in a Library, select Include in Library > and then pick which library from the expanded list.
    Still, I can't see the arrange by option.
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  4. Posts : 3,502
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       #4

    I don't think this has changed since Libraries were introduced, but ... try this

    Navigate to the Music Library, right click an open area

    Music folder 'arrange by' function-libcontextmenu.png

    This only works in Libraries - you're screen shot in post 1 shows the Music Library - just wanted to make sure that you're not trying to arrange objects in a normal folder

    Post a screen shot showing what you see when you right click the open area of the Library if that doesn't help
    Grab the entire screen (PrtScrn key) so the context menu is included (it's tricky to get those sometimes )

    Sometimes it's a just matter of fiddling with the Arrange by and View. You could also try right clicking Libraries in the navigation pane and select Restore default libraries, but then you'll have to add the folders you want presented back into the library.

    Music folder 'arrange by' function-librestdefs.png
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  5. Posts : 20
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Slartybart said:
    I don't think this has changed since Libraries were introduced, but ... try this

    Navigate to the Music Library, right click an open area

    This only works in Libraries - you're screen shot in post 1 shows the Music Library - just wanted to make sure that you're not trying to arrange objects in a normal folder

    Post a screen shot showing what you see when you right click the open area of the Library if that doesn't help
    Grab the entire screen (PrtScrn key) so the context menu is included (it's tricky to get those sometimes )

    Sometimes it's a just matter of fiddling with the Arrange by and View. You could also try right clicking Libraries in the navigation pane and select Restore default libraries, but then you'll have to add the folders you want presented back into the library.
    OK, I think I got it.
    Thanks.
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  6. Posts : 3,502
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       #6

    d00msword said:
    OK, I think I got it.
    Thanks.
    Glad you got it sorted.
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