Author Topic: Can we move a folder & files without changing their names?  (Read 308 times)

zpoison

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Is it possible to move a folder with the files without changing their names?
I remove the renaming option it would move the files only without their folder to contain them

https://imgur.com/a/7UySS0h
Menu/send to/folder (move) / send to organized folder (organized or not, it's doing the same thing, both move the files only, not the folder with them, if I choose not to use the renaming option) 

I want to keep the original folder names, I don't want to rename any of the folders or files that I have


frankz

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Drag and drop in the computer node?
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zpoison

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No, when I do that only the files are moved
The folder is not moved with them

Zak

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View > Arrange Panels...

Add the Folder Browser to one of the panels.

You might need to the click on the Folders heading menu to enable the option to move folders:



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Just tested in the main Computer node as frankz suggested, and dragging folders there works fine for me too.
It's actually the preferred method of moving files within MusicBee because it keeps playcounts etc. intact, and no one has mentioned a problem with it before.
Last Edit: August 05, 2022, 06:32:35 AM by Zak
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zpoison

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No, it doesn't move the folder, only the files are moved, leaving an empty folder and the files all mixed up if more than one album is moved to the same folder.
See picture =
https://imgur.com/a/YXOjXkQ

EDIT (Half of the solution)
Entering this:  <Foldername>\<Filename> as template  ( within the: send to/ organized folder option)

This would work but , if I have subfolders what will I do?
For example =  artist name folder / album folders

I would need a template  to preserve a second <foldername>  for the parent folder
What could I do to preserve all the whole structure every time I move a folder, what would be the template to do that please?
Last Edit: August 05, 2022, 09:51:42 AM by zpoison

Zak

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I only get a confirmation message like that if I select tracks in the main view and then drag them into a folder in the Computer node.
But you asked about moving a folder: If you select the original folder in the Computer node view - not the tracks - and drag that to its new location, MusicBee will move it just fine.

Other than that, I don't think you'll be able to achieve the same with the File Organiser. Usually, I'd use the $Replace function with the file's <URL> value to create a new sub-path, but it doesn't work there.
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