I have music on my computer, and when I drag & drop it to my Sansa “drive”, some of the music stays in an individual artist’s folder, but MANY albums all get put into one folder, “Artist”, where all track 1’s are together, then track 2’s etc. How can I keep them separated by album?
Well, this really sounds like your MP3s do not have information in the Artist tag OR that their Artist tag say literally ‘Artist’. Check some id3 tag-editing software like mp3tag. You can also use Windows Media Player for that but is a little more difficul (that is my opinion; you can still check buy yourself).
Besides, if you want to use your own folder structure you have to connect the Clip in the MSC mode (do a quick search and you will find a lot of threads about MSC and MTP modes). However, this may not be really useful (again, IMO) because once inside the Clip the navigation is tag-based, not folder based (there are also various threads about the lack of folder navigation and the tag-based browsing).
To put it simple: no matter how you transfer the files (MSC or MTP), to get the Clip to see them as separated by album you need to assign proper album tags. If what you want is to see them in the Windows Explorer separated by album (or by whatever you may like) you need to do the transfer in MSC mode.
I hope I gave you enough keywords to make more specific searches in the forums.
Good luck and enjoy.
Message Edited by porio on 09-15-2008 06:33 PM