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File Explorer Folder and File Options

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    Quebec, Canada
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    Windows 10 64-Bit OS, x 64-based processor

    File Explorer Folder and File Options


    I have a lot of music files. I have ended up with many duplicates, perhaps because when I was learning Windows I didn't quite understand the filing system. To date, I am not sure I do! The column # which states the 'Track Number' which to me is undesirable (I have no use for it), seems to be my problem! When there is a track number - it seems to put it first before all else in the 'Title', namely before the title of the song or the name of the Band.... thereby sorting instead of the title of the song, it sorts by the Track number. Even if I change the defaults and take out the Track # column, it doesn't seem to make a difference when sorting - it still insists on sorting by Track number. The only way I can change this, it seems, is by going into each and every individual file property and physically changing this! I hasve already put many hours into this, and it still seems to be an overwhelming job! Is this not what computers are for, to make life easier.
    MY QUESTION; IS THERE A WAY TO GET THE FOLDER OPTIONS TO CHANGE ALL THE FILE PROPERTIES IN THE PARTICULAR FOLDER TO DELETE THE TRACK NUMBER (#) INSTEAD OF ME DOING IT SINGULARLY? IS THERE A DOS COMMAND THAT CAN DO THIS?

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    Windows 8.0 x64


    I would look for a free audio file tag editor. Many will process in batch mode. I haven't used one in a few years so I am not up on the current features. You might find comparisons of the utilities in places like PCMag.com or just search on "best free Windows tag editor". I have a nice sort tool called Fat Sorter but it only works on FAT partitions. The idea being to force a USB stick to sort according to file name. I don't know if there is a similar utility for NTFS.
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