Author Topic: Sorting and Grouping between folders  (Read 175 times)

musicocd

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Don't know if there is already a way to do this. Would like to be able to sort and group differently between folders. For example group a certain way for my "Artist A" folder and another way for "Artist B".

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Hi, welcome to the forum!

There certainly is a way.  Have you checked out this page yet? https://musicbee.fandom.com/wiki/File_Organization

The way I would probably approach the situation you describe is using exceptions. That will be much easier to understand and adjust quickly than trying to get it all into a single template.
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musicocd

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Thank you, will check it out if it does what I have in mind. 8)

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OP should also clarify if they mean sorting and grouping their files, or their view of those files in MusicBee.
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musicocd

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OP should also clarify if they mean sorting and grouping their files, or their view of those files in MusicBee.

Their view of those files in MusicBee is what I meant.

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Ah, I interpreted folder as referring to the file system.

Your best bet in the interface is to use filters or playlists and assign different views.
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musicocd

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Ah, I interpreted folder as referring to the file system.

Your best bet in the interface is to use filters or playlists and assign different views.

My wish is to use grouping only with one particular artist and not use it at all for the rest of my collection.

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I don't think there's a way to that without using different views. Maybe you could hack something with a virtual tag that's empty for all artists except that one, but depending on where in the interface it is, MusicBee may still convert an empty value to Unknown <Tag>.
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I don't think there's a way to that without using different views. Maybe you could hack something with a virtual tag that's empty for all artists except that one, but depending on where in the interface it is, MusicBee may still convert an empty value to Unknown <Tag>.

Oh well, thanks for your help. Maybe its something for a future version of MusicBee.  ;)