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Moving audiobook playlists to one main folder

2183 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 24, 2013 9:26 AM by bwhite62 RSS
LeWobbler Calculating status...
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Feb 22, 2013 3:15 PM



I have an iPod Classic – Windows 7.


I have all of my audio books listed by author in playlist folders with playlist sub-folders for each book by that author.


Within iTunes is it possible to move all of my audiobook playlists into one central folder I can call ‘Audiobooks’? I would like to do this so that I can keep my numerous audiobooks apart from my many music playlists.   I have about 30 audiobooks listed in iTunes.


I realise I should have set up this central folder before I began to load my audiobooks into iTunes. As I did not, can I now do this?


Thank you in advance for your assistance.





iPod classic, Windows 7
  • bwhite62 Calculating status...
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    Feb 22, 2013 10:05 PM (in response to LeWobbler)

    I might be missing something from your question, but iTunes already has a folder built in for ‘audiobooks’ and it just called ‘Books.’


    ‘Books’ should show in your item list under ‘Library.’  If it’s not showing, you can add it by going to Edit/Preferences and then look at the General tab and make sure ‘Books’ is checked. 


    Then you should be able to rt-click on your audiobook and use ‘Get Info’ to look at the book’s profile.  In ‘Get Info’ there will be an ‘Options’ tab.  On the Options tab, use the dropdown for ‘Media Kind’ and choose ‘Audiobook’ and that will tell iTunes that this is an audiobook file and it will move the listing into ‘Books.’


    You may need to do this too on your iPod for the audiobooks that are already there.  Then the audiobooks will also show on the iPod under the Audiobooks menu item.



  • bwhite62 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Feb 24, 2013 9:26 AM (in response to LeWobbler)

    I’m sorry I can’t help you with the way you’re doing your audiobooks. 


    I love audiobooks and have done them by the hundreds over the years.  But I gave up on using them the way most or many people may be.  I decided that chapters in the autiobook were completely unimportant and the multitude of files in the book caused a huge mess and organizational nightmare.


    I only use joined .mp3 files for audiobooks and use the settings in iTunes to make them act as audiobooks (albeit, without the chapters).


    It's so much simpler, but unfortunately you can't alwasys get books in that format.




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