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Solved: Changing music folder columns

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by sgl1, Oct 6, 2011.

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  1. sgl1

    sgl1 Thread Starter

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    I would like to permanently change the columns in my music folder to add bit rate and length. I have many folders. I'd like to do it all at once if possible. All my music is on an external drive so I don't know if they will remain permanently when I remove drive but is this even possible?

    This has bugged me for some time so nay help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     

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  2. BillsCloud

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    Okay, try this.

    Right-click the details bar.
    You'll see a large menu appear, go to the vert bottom and click on 'More...'
    A dialog box should have appeared, scroll down, look for 'Bit Rate', and select it, find 'Length' and select it.
    Then click 'OK'

    That should have worked, but I'm not sure if its permanent, but its worth a try.
     
  3. sgl1

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    Well yes I know how to do that. The problem is I need to do it for 100+ folders and I'd like to keep it permanent if possible.
     
  4. BillsCloud

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    Okay, well this will work.

    Set it like I said before, then:
    (http://ow.ly/6QvNV)
    Open any folder, click "View" and choose the view you would most like to use.
    Click "Tools" and then click "Folder Options".
    In the "Folder Options" window, click the "View" tab.
    Click "Apply to All Folders".
    A confirmation message should appear. Click "Yes".
    Click "OK" to exit the "Folder Options" window

    Did that work?
     
  5. sgl1

    sgl1 Thread Starter

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    Yes that worked. Awesome thank you. Embarrassed it was a fairly simple procedure. Sometimes the obvious, isn't. My only question is since this is info on a laptop external will it remain permanent after I remove hard drive. I somehow doubt it. Thanks though.
     
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    I doubt that you will get the same folder view when you use your HDD in another system, simple because this is a local machine setting. No problem.
     
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    No I meant using it with my own laptop as I often disconnect the external. But it works! It kept the columns intact. Thanks so much!
     
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