How to sort folders of music by Album Name

  1.    22 May 2016 #1

    How to sort folders of music by Album Name

    Hello..i know how to sort individual tracks by album/artist or whatever but I'm trying to sort folders of albums in a main folder and for the heck of it can't figure out how to get it to do so.

    Just to clarify this is my setup that I'm talking about:

    D:\Music\Dance\Artist - Album Name

    now in that Dance folder is about 75 albums/folders. All i can do is sort them by name. But I want to sort them by Album Name. I have the Album name column showing but its blank. I even added the folder to indexing but still nothing shows up.

    Is there a way to do this?
    Last edited by vice86; 22 May 2016 at 19:19.
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       22 May 2016 #2

    To sort by Album name, you need Sort By > Album in the right click context menu. But it is not there.

    Add it there.
    Step 1: Right Click > Sort by > More ....
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    In the Choose Details dialog, check the album box, click OK.
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    Now Sort By > Album is rightly there.
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    Now, to add the Album column, you need to edit the music tags. I use MP3Tag in order to do this.
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  3.    23 May 2016 #3

    Album name will be blank if only the folders are showing in the list. The folders do not contain any tag info. Only the MP3 files have that info embedded in them. Track number, Artist, Album, etc will all be blank for folders in explorer.
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