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Your Music Directory Structure, What format is your music organized in?
How do you arrange your Songs and Album folders?
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Supacon
post Mar 26 2005, 00:32
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I'm interested in finding out what kinds of directory structures all the audio collectors around here use for archiving their collections. I'm interested in establishing some kind of a "standard" for myself, at least, based on what is most popular with the smart people into this stuff.

This poll ONLY pertains to your directory structure, and not your filename structure. Also, the name of your music root folders is irrelevant (Whether it happens to be "C:\Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\My Music\" (the default place for music on a Windows system) or "/" (a unix root partition).

For myself, I generally have been using C:\Music\Artist\Album\ and then having the files themselves named so that they are numbered by track.

More recently, for artists whose albums I have more than one of, I've been naming the album directory with the Year, usually as "2005 - Album Title", but I've historically used "(2005) Album Title", and sometimes even "Album Title (2005)", but that doesn't have the advantage of the folders being sorted in order of year.

I'd like to work through my music collection and rename every directory and file consistently one of these days, because over the years I've done so many different things.
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Anas
post May 25 2005, 15:03
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Regular:
Music/Artist/Year - Album/Artist - Year - Album - Disc # (even if theres just one cd) - Track # - Title.mp3
eg. Music/Lake Of Tears/2004 - Black Brick Road/Lake Of Tears - 2004 - Black Brick Road - 01 - 01 - The Greymen.mp3

Various:
Music/[VARIOUS] Year - Album/Album - Disc # (even if theres just one cd) - Track # - Artist - Song.mp3
eg. Music/[SOUNDTRACK] 2003 - Freddy Vs Jason/Freddy Vs Jason - 01 - 01 - Ill Nino - How Can I Live.mp3
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- Supacon   Your Music Directory Structure   Mar 26 2005, 00:32
- - Eli   Music\Artist\Album\Artist - Album- ...   Mar 26 2005, 01:00
- - Hall   Artist\[Date] [VLS/CDA] Album\Artist - T...   Mar 26 2005, 01:09
- - Mo0zOoH   Main music directory: AUDIO\Artist\Album...   Mar 26 2005, 01:27
- - Seimour   In my case it depends of several factors: 1. If t...   Mar 26 2005, 01:50
- - Zurman   Music\Artist\(year) Album\nn. Title...   Mar 26 2005, 02:00
- - unfortunateson   My Music\Artist\(Year) - Album\(Tra...   Mar 26 2005, 02:09
- - Supacon   QUOTE (Hall @ Mar 25 2005, 04:09 PM)Artist...   Mar 26 2005, 02:12
- - PFS   Personally, I hate having anything but artist and ...   Mar 26 2005, 02:25
- - Supacon   @PFS: I think that's the most original scheme ...   Mar 26 2005, 03:03
|- - PFS   QUOTE (Supacon @ Mar 25 2005, 08:03 PM)@PFS: ...   Mar 26 2005, 03:23
- - Duble0Syx   Mine are layed out similar to the third option abo...   Mar 26 2005, 03:08
- - Calufraxis   (Music)\Artist - (Year) - Album\ or (Mus...   Mar 26 2005, 03:14
- - Megaman   My collection goes like this: X:\Artist...   Mar 26 2005, 04:05
- - Cosmo   normal albums: \ Genre \ Artist \ Y...   Mar 26 2005, 09:39
- - fl102   Music\Artist\[YEAR] Album [etc.., ex : e...   Mar 26 2005, 10:05
- - Gallvs   I use: CODE\L\Artist - (YEAR) A...   Mar 26 2005, 10:07
- - Cornie   Studio releases: Artist\Album\[Disc #]...   Mar 26 2005, 10:30
- - DreamTactix291   Here goes for me Artist\Album\nn Title....   Mar 26 2005, 10:40
- - neutral_00   I use... music\codec\Artist - Album - T...   Mar 26 2005, 11:11
- - razer   For single artists: Artist - (Year) Album \ A...   Mar 26 2005, 11:11
- - neutral_00   Apologies. double post.   Mar 26 2005, 11:11
- - Supacon   I just thought of another branch that I use for my...   Mar 26 2005, 11:14
- - Supacon   QUOTE (Calufraxis @ Mar 25 2005, 06:14 PM)Thi...   Mar 26 2005, 11:20
|- - razer   QUOTE Razer, what's the reasoning behind you p...   Mar 26 2005, 12:18
|- - crazyman   For my purposes, just ../My music/Artist/Year Al...   May 26 2005, 14:57
- - grindlestone   One folder, no subfolders - D:\Music\a...   Mar 26 2005, 12:28
- - diskvask   Codec\Artist\Year - Album\Artist - ...   Mar 26 2005, 13:34
- - Insolent   CODEMusic\Artist\[Year] Album...   Mar 26 2005, 14:41
- - f1losof   Albums /media/music library/Artist - Year - Album ...   Mar 26 2005, 16:07
|- - razer   QUOTE (f1losof @ Mar 26 2005, 04:07 PM)Albums...   Mar 26 2005, 21:05
- - damaki   For albums : /mnt/media/Musique/Albums/genre/artis...   Mar 26 2005, 21:20
- - Supacon   QUOTE (grindlestone @ Mar 26 2005, 03:28 AM)O...   Mar 26 2005, 21:21
|- - damaki   QUOTE (Supacon @ Mar 26 2005, 10:21 PM)In rea...   Mar 26 2005, 21:33
|- - Cosmo   Re: short filenames ( # - Title.ext ) QUOTE (Supac...   Mar 26 2005, 21:53
|- - grindlestone   QUOTE (Supacon @ Mar 27 2005, 06:21 AM)QUOTE ...   Mar 27 2005, 07:20
|- - jaybeee   Artist: CODE\Audio\<lossy> or ...   Mar 27 2005, 11:27
- - Muzzy^F8   Music\[Artist/VA] - (Date) Album (Genre)...   Mar 26 2005, 21:30
- - schonenberg   Music\Artist - (Year)\Album\NN - Ti...   Mar 26 2005, 21:45
- - Supacon   QUOTE (schonenberg @ Mar 26 2005, 12:45 PM)Is...   Mar 26 2005, 21:48
- - neutral_00   QUOTE For the people who use a system like this, I...   Mar 26 2005, 21:52
- - Supacon   Now that we all have a good idea of the various sc...   Mar 27 2005, 00:04
- - zombiewerewolf   I've let iTunes organise my files. This is its...   Mar 27 2005, 00:57
- - jcsston   Looking at all the posts makes my naming schemce s...   Mar 27 2005, 01:32
- - plonk420   i've long given up organizing my music... i us...   Mar 27 2005, 04:03
- - Teqnilogik   For my ripped music: Multimedia\Music\R...   Mar 27 2005, 05:28
- - Rommel   Music\Artist\Year - Album\Artist - ...   Mar 27 2005, 06:45
- - Miriam   Music\Artist\Year Album\T# Artist -...   Mar 27 2005, 12:51
- - clintb   I have a dedicated external drive for all my music...   Mar 27 2005, 19:37
- - CyberTootie   Music\Artist\Album\Artist - Title (...   Mar 27 2005, 19:59
- - Supacon   For my CD images I use: \Music\Artist...   Mar 27 2005, 20:13
|- - J-pak   Music\Artist\YEAR - Album\T# - Titl...   Jun 5 2005, 16:09
- - Snire   I do it this way. D:\My music\Artist - A...   Mar 27 2005, 21:53
- - dobz   normal albums music\genre\album\ar...   Mar 27 2005, 23:23
- - Canar   codec\artist - date - album (quality info)...   Mar 27 2005, 23:58
|- - thinkum dinkum   for artists with more than 1 album which is 80% of...   Mar 28 2005, 12:18
|- - audio2u   Wow. Some interesting schemes among all these. Wha...   May 22 2005, 07:40
|- - EdBanky   QUOTE (audio2u @ May 22 2005, 12:40 AM)As som...   May 22 2005, 10:40
|- - audio2u   QUOTE (EdBanky @ May 22 2005, 01:40 AM)I hone...   May 22 2005, 11:23
|- - audio2u   I know this isn't the thread to post this in, ...   May 22 2005, 11:50
- - tgoose   I have two structures, one with albums in just in ...   May 22 2005, 10:03
- - abasher   Music\Albums\Genre\Artist - Album ...   May 22 2005, 10:23
- - EdBanky   /Artist Name/(yyyy) Album Title/##. Track Name Wh...   May 22 2005, 10:24
- - matth6546   music\artist\artist_date_album_track#_ti...   May 22 2005, 15:31
- - LordSyl   I store my music files on a different drive than t...   May 22 2005, 17:18
- - Cyaneyes   \Artist\Year - Album\tracknumber. t...   May 22 2005, 18:56
- - MusicLover   Two folders: "Academical" (serious) musi...   May 22 2005, 20:05
- - MusicLover   P.S. It's quite complicated, so I'll provi...   May 22 2005, 20:20
- - Canar   Codec\Artist - Date - Album\Track - Titl...   May 22 2005, 20:28
- - unmake   QUOTE (Mo0zOoH @ Mar 25 2005, 06:27 PM)Main m...   May 22 2005, 21:29
- - negritot   It's 2005. Are you guys really still doing thi...   May 22 2005, 22:20
- - Canar   negritot: I use foobar2000. It allows me to organi...   May 22 2005, 22:24
- - myxomatosis   For "full albums": F:\Albums...   May 23 2005, 00:45
- - khiloa   I do Poll option #3; it looks like this: Artist...   May 23 2005, 01:33
- - cerberus   D:/music/format(mp3 , ape)/ type(rock , heavy)/   May 23 2005, 01:37
- - negritot   QUOTE (Canar @ May 22 2005, 01:24 PM)negritot...   May 23 2005, 03:06
|- - DreamTactix291   QUOTE (negritot @ May 22 2005, 08:06 PM)QUOTE...   May 23 2005, 03:30
|- - Canar   QUOTE (negritot @ May 22 2005, 06:06 PM)You...   May 23 2005, 04:08
- - Nero   Single artist albums (other than classical)... I:...   May 23 2005, 03:49
- - negritot   QUOTE (Canar @ May 22 2005, 07:08 PM)Don...   May 23 2005, 06:07
- - RocknRoland   music/genre/artist/album/song   May 23 2005, 06:34
- - blue57   In my music folder (C:\Mp3\) I have: ...   May 23 2005, 12:19
|- - thinkum dinkum   ok, I wrote my structure couple of posts before an...   May 23 2005, 14:17
- - [storm-shadow]   x:/music/artist/album/artist - nn - title.codec I...   May 23 2005, 14:53
- - snookerdoodle   Music/Artist/Album/Title.codec I either convert t...   May 23 2005, 15:08
|- - tgoose   QUOTE (snookerdoodle @ May 23 2005, 03:08 PM)...   May 23 2005, 15:28
- - Raptus   x:\one of 6 main genres\artist\albu...   May 23 2005, 16:11
- - eyemthatguy   Normal d:\1of7Genres\artist - year - alb...   May 23 2005, 16:34
- - Anas   Regular: Music/Artist/Year - Album/Artist - Year -...   May 25 2005, 15:03
- - kl33per   Just changed mine. Album Artist / [Date] Album / ...   May 26 2005, 15:09
- - ectotropic   Heh - some of these schemes make me shudder No id...   May 26 2005, 16:34
|- - Shade[ST]   QUOTE (ectotropic @ May 26 2005, 09:34 AM)E:...   May 26 2005, 16:52
|- - ectotropic   QUOTE (Shade[ST] @ May 26 2005, 04:5...   May 26 2005, 17:51
|- - Shade[ST]   QUOTE (ectotropic @ May 26 2005, 10:51 AM)Goo...   May 26 2005, 18:27
|- - ectotropic   QUOTE (Shade[ST] @ May 26 2005, 06:2...   May 26 2005, 18:45
- - bubka   My Music\Atrist\[year] Album\Atrist...   May 26 2005, 16:44
- - Shade[ST]   Genre\Subgenre\Artist\Album\T#...   May 26 2005, 16:50
- - Erich w/ an h   AUDIO\$if2(Album Artist,Artist)\(Da...   Jun 5 2005, 14:09
- - Shadikka   Genre \ (Year) Artist - Album \ T# - Tit...   Jun 13 2005, 16:32
- - biggerluke   codec/artist/album/[cd1/cd2]/trnumber - trname - a...   Jul 4 2005, 17:04
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