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jenni73

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Ok, I'm not sure if I am posting this question in the right place.....
It's nothing too serious...what I want is some ideas or input from people who know what they are doing..:)
Ok, I have about 500-600 music files on my computer (mp3s)..some are garbage, and some are incomplete etc. They are ALL over the place , in different folders....my music, kazaa, napster, my documents. It's a mess. What are some ways that I can
easily get them all in one place....delete the useless ones etc. And, what in everyone's opinion is the best music player? I have winamp, wmp, sonique, and probably others. My computer is VERY disorganized. I'm just afraid to go playing with it without knowing what Im doing...in case i go and lose files I don't want to lose. When napster was up and running, I really liked the player with napster because it was so simple to use and all my files automatically went to it....
Can someone help me ? Thanks..:)
 
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Here's a suggestion:

Go to the DOS prompt

type:

CD\

Press ENTER

type:

dir/s *.mp3 > c:\music.dat

Press ENTER

You can then open "c:\music.dat"
with any text editor (notepad, etc.),
print it out and you'll have the location
of all your MP3s.

That's a starting point (I'm assuming
you only have one drive...).
 

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Ok, when i do the dir\s thing....the second step...i get an
invalid switch error?
 
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Leave a space between the "dir/s" and the "*.mp3",
then before and after the ">".

Should work OK. :)
 

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Ok, sorry im computer illiterate..
I did what you said...and then it came up with c:\>
when i enter c:\music.dat i get bad command
 
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OK, if a bunch of stuff flashed on the screen
after you typed:

dir/s *.mp3 > c:\music.dat

and pressed ENTER,

then close the DOS box and open notepad.

Click File then Open. Where it says "Text
Documents", click the down arrow and
then click "All files".

Then at the top where it probably says
"Desktop", click the down arrow then
click "C:". Your music.dat file should show
up now. Click on it and it should load into
notepad.
 

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Ok, it worked but now what?
I knew where all my files were...they are everywhere...
in c:\my music
napster
gnotella
kazaa
sonique
c:\

Now what do i do with all of them to get them in one place?
 
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Well, I'd print the list out first.

Then using Windows Explorer, create
a directory where you can put them all
in one place.

Open Windows Explorer, then on the left
side click "C:".

Click "File" then scroll down to "New",
then click "Folder".

You should see a "New Folder" on the right
at the bottom. Rename this to whatever
you want.

Let me know how this goes so far....
 

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Which leads me to another problem...I haven't been able to get my printer to work.
A couple of weeks ago i took my pc to get cleaned and get a new power supply in. Anyway....when i got it home...i reconnected my printer and for some strange reason the power won't come on.
Don't you just love people who know almost nothing about computers...???? lol
 
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OK, if you can't print, just leave notepad open
so you know where to go next... :)

Start at the top of your list, look for the
folder in the left side of Windows Explorer,
click on it and all the files should appear
on the right.

Make sure your new music folder is visible
on the left (don't click on it).

LEFT click on a MP3 file on the right side, and
DO NOT RELEASE THE LEFT BUTTON. Drag it over
to your music folder on the left and release it.
A menu will pop up, click "Move Here".

To make sure it's working, click on the music
folder on the left. The file you moved should
appear on the right.

Start over, but there's no need to check every
time you move a file.

Let me know how it's going... :)
 

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Thanks for your help Mac..its working great...
The only problem is, i will be here for hours.....I have sooo many files to move!! And unfortunately it is time to go to work! So, I will work on it later..
Again..thanks for your help!! :)
 

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I feel stupid....i just realized i could click edit, select all and move all at once..
 
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