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“The large folder (617 items) does have a genre setting.”
I’m not sure what this means. Windows folders don’t have genre settings; MP3 files have Genre tags.
“the tag generator appears to have defaulted to “other” as a catch-all, would that be valid?”
“Other” is a valid genre, though I’m not sure if it suits your purposes.
“I take it that once this is done I really don’t need to stor folders in Connect, I can juct go into the desktop folder then Edit/select all/ copy then to Connect/interna memory/music/paste (after re-genre-ing the ones I want to put in other playlists.”
If you’re going to sync playlists to the Connect using MediaMonkey, you won’t be using Windows Explorer or copying-and-pasting at all. MediaMonkey will copy the songs and playlists to the Connect for you.
If you plan instead to manually copy-and-paste your songs, whether you store folders on the Connect depends on whatever method is easiest for you to copy-and-paste your songs onto the Connect.
Here’s an example.
On my PC, I have a set of artist folders under “My Music”. So under “My Music” you’d see a folder called “Elvis Presley”, “Jerry Lee Lewis”, etc. Under each artist folder, I have a set of album folders for that artist. And in the album folders, I have all the MP3s for that album. So a song’s complete location path might be:
My Computer\C:\Documents and Settings\Promised Planet\My Documents\My Music\Elvis Presley\Blue Hawaii\Almost Always True.mp3
If I wanted to manually copy all my music to the Connect, I would select all of the artist folders under the “My Music” folder, and copy and paste them to “My Computer\Sansa Connect\Internal Memory\Music” (assuming I wanted to store them in the internal memory, not the microSDHC card). That’s the easiest way to do it. This would copy all the artist and album folders onto the Connect, but that’s OK, the Connect can handle it. Elvis’s song, for example, would now be located at:
My Computer\Sansa Connect\Internal Memory\Music\Elvis Presley\Blue Hawaii\Almost Always True.mp3
Assuming the song’s Artist and Album tags had the correct values, using the Connect’s menu interface you would find “Almost Always True” under:
Music Library => Artists => Elvis Presley => All Songs
Music Library => Artists => Elvis Presley => Blue Hawaii
Music Library => Albums => Blue Hawaii
Music Library => Songs
Music Library => Genres => (whatever value you gave this song for its Genre tag)
“I’ve noticed a “system files” folder in Internal Memory. Is this useful and what for?”
Not really sure; possibly contains files required by the Connect for its operation, contents visible in Recovery Mode only. Best not to mess around with it.
Message Edited by PromisedPlanet on 02-04-2010 01:03 PM