5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 18, 2008 2:28 PM by Chris CA
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Having quite a bit of CD collection and got used to manage the music by albums.
Previously I created playlist folders (and sub folders) to sort playlists into different categories. Each playlist is a single CD. While using sync, everything was fine.
But one day I lost the library record because some maloperation. Ever since then I start to manage the library manually. Later I found that when operating directly on ipod, I can not create folders. Creating playlists is OK but not folders. The file-> add folder to library command adds folders only to the local library.
And I think if I sync again, even if I choose to sync selected folders/playlists only, the other music will be deleted. Is it the case? Confirmation needed.
And is it possible to add folders to the ipod library (NOT local library)? If not, is it possible for apple to provide this function in later itunes release?

Wintel, Windows Vista
  • A.M.B. Level 1 (0 points)
    I am having more or less the same problem. I am fairly certain that I was able to create folders on the iPod in iTunes 7, but I certainly cannot now, nor can I transfer folders manually from my iTunes Library. I can still create playlists in both libraries, and (within the usual limits) sync them. But not folders. Why why why?
  • Meg St._Clair Level 9 (50,906 points)
    Folders only show up on the iPod if you sync. They don't if you manually manage your music. I don't know why.

    As to whether Apple will ever add that feature, well, only Apple knows. You can provide feedback:

  • Chris CA Level 9 (78,695 points)
    Each playlist is a single CD.

    iTunes already does this for you.
    iTunes menu View -> Show browser.
    Also, the more playlists you have, the slower iTunes will be.

    It slows down iTunes because the iTunes library file and the iTunes library.xml file will be that much larger and it gets rewritten _every single time_ something is changed in iTunes such as a song is finished playing, a song is skipped, a rating is made/changed, etc.
  • CarlitosBaterista Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi there, I don't know if this subject is exactly about my problem, but it sounds like it.

    I want to make a folder where my current "new" albums go and be able to access each album separetly.

    I have tried making a new playlist with the new albums but that way I access the playlist with all the albums' tracks. Making a Playlist for each new album is not that friendly either because you still have to browse through all the different kinds of playlists to get to the new album; one would have to just keep playlists of new albums and that's not practical either...any information will be appreciated...thanks...
  • Chris CA Level 9 (78,695 points)
    Select the *Recently Added playlist* and sort by Album.
    You can change the timeframe of which songs are in this playlist.