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    Question Auto Create Album Name Folders

    I have always kept uploading music collection to Google Music & recently decided to download whole collection. Trouble is every mp3 file now exists individually not filed in album named folder like when originally ripped. I've tried Auto Tag but it does not create the same folder structure, I think I'll try Picard next, but what are my options other than a script? Was hoping for a GUI way.
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    Default Re: Auto Create Album Name Folders

    Take a look at the KDE tagger "kid3"

    It will do what you require, albeit it's not particularly intuitive to use.

    Assuming that all of your mp3 files have ID3 tags that include the album title, and are all in one directory.

    Use (kid3):

    Tools -> Rename Directory

    Then set the options as follows

    Action: Create Directory
    Source: ID3* (relevant version of tag you're using)
    Format: %{album}/

    A preview of the proposed action is shown, when you accept that the action performed will then be (for each mp3 file) to:
    Create a new directory (in the current directory) based upon the ID3 (album) tag.
    Move the (mp3) file to that directory.

    The kid3 manual is here:
    http://kid3.sourceforge.net/kid3_en.html
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    Default Re: Auto Create Album Name Folders

    Quote Originally Posted by tannington View Post
    Format: %{album}/
    Whoops

    Sorry, there should be no trailing "/" on the Format variable, just %{album}

    The perils of cut and paste from a longer string (%{album}/Side-A)
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    Default Re: Auto Create Album Name Folders

    Many, many thanks! Worked perfectly. Created artist name directories with MP3s all neatly filed under album name. You gave me gold!

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