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How can I make a list of my 500 mp3 divided in many folder

  1. #1


    Madrid, Spain
    Posts : 228
    Windows 8.1 x64

    How can I make a list of my 500 mp3 divided in many folder


    Hi,

    I have like 500 mp3 divided in many folders.

    What I want is a fast way to see them in one only list in alphabetical order, but I don't know how to do it without taking them out of the folders, which is a bad idea to put them in again one by one.

    I would like to get a list and also a way to keep it and knowing the last additions I made by date.

    Is this possible?

    Thanks a lot.

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  2. #2


    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,583
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    Import them into a program such as Windows Media Player that has a library feature. You can tell WMP to scan your disk and it will find all of your music files and import them into it's library, then you can view your music bu title, artist, album, etc...
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  3. #3


    Madrid, Spain
    Posts : 228
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by strollin View Post
    Import them into a program such as Windows Media Player that has a library feature. You can tell WMP to scan your disk and it will find all of your music files and import them into it's library, then you can view your music bu title, artist, album, etc...
    Thanks a lot strollin, but what I need is a list, a text list on a file and I could never make WMP to do that.
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  4. #4


    You could copy all mp3 files into one directory and then make a list of the directory. Google for a program that will list your files.

    Karen's Directory Printer might work for you.
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  5. #5


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Something like with the Command prompt but to each folder:

    list on screen:
    Code:
    dir /b
    /b switch shows the file names only.

    save to file called 'list.txt' in current folder:
    Code:
    dir /b > list.txt
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  6. #6


    Posts : 2
    Windows 7


    Code:
    c:
    cd c:\
    dir /S *.mp3 > mp3List.txt
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  7. #7


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    try Mp3tag

    Mp3tag - Download

    Excellent program - you can import the text into EXCEL / create CSV or whatever (plus you can also tag your files too) -- it handles FLAC and a load of other audio formats that support tagging. Read the EXCELLENT documentation - and the program is FREE.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  8. #8


    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Code:
    dir /b
    /b switch shows the file names only.
    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas View Post
    Code:
    c:
    cd c:\
    dir /S *.mp3 > mp3List.txt
    I would combine these two - the /s makes it search subdirectories and /b makes it easier to see the file name.

    Code:
    c:
    cd c:\
    dir /s /b *.mp3 >mp3List.txt
    However you might want to create the .txt in a different folder (I got a Access Denied error just now when I tried to run it in c:\). Also if you put a date in the file name it will be easier to compare later. Also a /on will sort it by name - handy if you want to spot differences between 2 successive versions.

    So I would use
    Code:
    c:
    cd c:\
    dir /s /b /on *.mp3 >c:\{YourMusicFolder}\mp3List_20130807.txt
    As for comparing different versions, you could try something like Excel if you have it.

    Or use something like KDiff3 to compare different versions of the file.

    Edit: @jimbo - have you got the Fantasia on Christmas Carols by Vaughan Williams? It's a good one, although I don't know the Standford.
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  9. #9


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by DavidY View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Code:
    dir /b
    /b switch shows the file names only.
    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas View Post
    Code:
    c:
    cd c:\
    dir /S *.mp3 > mp3List.txt
    I would combine these two - the /s makes it search subdirectories and /b makes it easier to see the file name.

    Code:
    c:
    cd c:\
    dir /s /b *.mp3 >mp3List.txt
    However you might want to create the .txt in a different folder (I got a Access Denied error just now when I tried to run it in c:\). Also if you put a date in the file name it will be easier to compare later. Also a /on will sort it by name - handy if you want to spot differences between 2 successive versions.

    So I would use
    Code:
    c:
    cd c:\
    dir /s /b /on *.mp3 >c:\{YourMusicFolder}\mp3List_20130807.txt
    As for comparing different versions, you could try something like Excel if you have it.

    Or use something like KDiff3 to compare different versions of the file.

    Edit: @jimbo - have you got the Fantasia on Christmas Carols by Vaughan Williams? It's a good one, although I don't know the Standford.
    Very good idea.
    You can put it in a folder with access but if you run the command prompt as admin, you might get access there on c.
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  10. #10


    Madrid, Spain
    Posts : 228
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Thanks a lot to all for your help.

    I didn't manage with those solutions of yours (thanks a lot anyway), but I found a program called Folder to TXT which does exactly what I wanted very easily.

    1-abc.net Folder-To-TXT - Print, e-mail, edit or export file lists!

    So I can also use it with my movies hard disk and everything.

    Thanks a lot again for your help.
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