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manage external storage of music

Discussion in 'Windows Media' started by Pat, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. Pat

    Pat Flightless Bird

    I use Windows XP Pro, Windows Media 11, & my questions relate to music files.
    I buy some files on www & some I copy from discs. I want to store my music on
    an external storage device connected to my home computer & play it on a
    Creative brand player.
    Are there any articles available that describe the best way to manage this
    arrangement? I am sure I am not managing this arrangement efficiently now.
    Files appear to download automatically to my internal fixed storage C; I add
    them to my Windows Media Player library; add them to a playlist in WMP; copy
    files from C to external storage; synch my player; delete files from C.
    Then I find evidence that I don't know what I am doing: duplicate files show
    in the WMP Library, & some do not show at all in external storage.
    I want to use storage carefully; duplicates waste space. I want to keep the
    items I pay for & not lose them accidentally. I do not want to waste time
    struggling with this process; it takes more time than I want to spend since I
    moved my music files to external storage.
    --
    Pat Hoff
     
  2. Andrew E.

    Andrew E. Flightless Bird

    In WMP,click on tools,options,burn music tab,set the storage files
    to be in youre other hd,also set other tabs to files on other hd.As far as
    articles go,thier isnt much else to it except for creating a short cut or 2,
    but chk http://www.microsoft.com/msdn Chk in the library,or search,
    you might also chk the same at: http://www.microsoft.com/technet

    "Pat" wrote:

    > I use Windows XP Pro, Windows Media 11, & my questions relate to music files.
    > I buy some files on www & some I copy from discs. I want to store my music on
    > an external storage device connected to my home computer & play it on a
    > Creative brand player.
    > Are there any articles available that describe the best way to manage this
    > arrangement? I am sure I am not managing this arrangement efficiently now.
    > Files appear to download automatically to my internal fixed storage C; I add
    > them to my Windows Media Player library; add them to a playlist in WMP; copy
    > files from C to external storage; synch my player; delete files from C.
    > Then I find evidence that I don't know what I am doing: duplicate files show
    > in the WMP Library, & some do not show at all in external storage.
    > I want to use storage carefully; duplicates waste space. I want to keep the
    > items I pay for & not lose them accidentally. I do not want to waste time
    > struggling with this process; it takes more time than I want to spend since I
    > moved my music files to external storage.
    > --
    > Pat Hoff
     
  3. Tim De Baets

    Tim De Baets Flightless Bird

    It really isn't necessary to do all those steps. First, add the folder
    on the external storage that contains the music files to WMP's Monitored
    Folders (WMP's Options - Library - Monitor Folders).

    Then, you can simply move the downloaded files from C to this folder,
    and WMP will automatically add them to the library.

    Regards

    --
    Tim De Baets
    http://www.bm-productions.tk

    Pat wrote:
    > I use Windows XP Pro, Windows Media 11, & my questions relate to music files.
    > I buy some files on www & some I copy from discs. I want to store my music on
    > an external storage device connected to my home computer & play it on a
    > Creative brand player.
    > Are there any articles available that describe the best way to manage this
    > arrangement? I am sure I am not managing this arrangement efficiently now.
    > Files appear to download automatically to my internal fixed storage C; I add
    > them to my Windows Media Player library; add them to a playlist in WMP; copy
    > files from C to external storage; synch my player; delete files from C.
    > Then I find evidence that I don't know what I am doing: duplicate files show
    > in the WMP Library, & some do not show at all in external storage.
    > I want to use storage carefully; duplicates waste space. I want to keep the
    > items I pay for & not lose them accidentally. I do not want to waste time
    > struggling with this process; it takes more time than I want to spend since I
    > moved my music files to external storage.
     

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