Windows 10: Music folder 'arrange by' function

Discus and support Music folder 'arrange by' function in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello, There is a great feature in win7 explorer that you can arrange your music in the music folder by a few options such as albums, genre and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by d00msword, Aug 14, 2015.

  1. d00msword Win User

    Music folder 'arrange by' function


    There is a great feature in win7 explorer that you can arrange your music in the music folder by a few options such as albums, genre and artist.
    There is a way to get it again in win10 explorer?


    Music folder 'arrange by' function [​IMG]

    d00msword, Aug 14, 2015
  2. garym123 Win User

    How can I find files on my Micro SD card?

    Windows Media Player, Zune and Windows Phone 7 all depend on tags to arrange and sort music. There has been no removal of function.

    If you have all of that music in one folder a basic mp3 tagger can changs all the 'album' tags to 80s Music and all will be displayed as one album.
    garym123, Aug 14, 2015
  3. garym123 Win User
    Windows 520 nokia lumia,managing Mucic folders.

    If you took a folder of music and dropped it in your music library for Windows Media Player on Windows 8.1 you would not get a folder of music to play using WMP. You would get new songs added and you would see them arranged in the player based on the metadata
    tags embeded in each song, the artist album and song title. Windows music arrangement is based on metadata. The same thing applies to music added to the phone.
    garym123, Aug 14, 2015
  4. Music folder 'arrange by' function

    Libraries are still in Win10. You might have to right click the navigation pane of File Explorer and select Show Libraries. Then you have to put the folders with the music in the Music Library - nothing has really changed.

    edit: a little bit has changed - there's a manage library tab on explorer that open a manage library on the ribbon - that's how you configure libraries - you used to do that on the properties page.

    Tip: In File Explorer, right click on the folder you want to include in a Library, select Include in Library > and then pick which library from the expanded list.
    Slartybart, Aug 14, 2015
  5. d00msword Win User
    Still, I can't see the arrange by option.
    d00msword, Aug 14, 2015
  6. I don't think this has changed since Libraries were introduced, but ... try this

    Navigate to the Music Library, right click an open area

    Music folder 'arrange by' function [​IMG]

    This only works in Libraries - you're screen shot in post 1 shows the Music Library - just wanted to make sure that you're not trying to arrange objects in a normal folder

    Post a screen shot showing what you see when you right click the open area of the Library if that doesn't help
    Grab the entire screen (PrtScrn key) so the context menu is included (it's tricky to get those sometimes *Wink)

    Sometimes it's a just matter of fiddling with the Arrange by and View. You could also try right clicking Libraries in the navigation pane and select Restore default libraries, but then you'll have to add the folders you want presented back into the library.

    Music folder 'arrange by' function [​IMG]
    Slartybart, Aug 14, 2015
  7. d00msword Win User
    OK, I think I got it.
    d00msword, Aug 14, 2015
  8. Music folder 'arrange by' function

    Glad you got it sorted.
    Slartybart, Apr 4, 2018

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