Unwanted Compilations album folder | iLounge Article

Article

Unwanted Compilations album folder

Ask iLounge offers readers the opportunity to get answers to their iPod-, iPhone-, iPad-, iTunes-, or Apple TV-related questions from a member of the iLounge editorial team. We'll answer several questions here each week, and of course, you can always get help with more immediate concerns from the iLounge Discussion Forums. Submit your questions for consideration using our Ask iLounge Submit Form. We reserve the right to edit questions for grammar, spelling, and length.

View the complete Ask iLounge archives...

Q: I have iTunes set to copy music to my library when importing, and to keep my music organized. When I imported the new John Cena album, iTunes displays his name as the artist but created an artist folder called Compilations. Is there anyway to get iTunes to create a John Cena folder instead?

- Josh

A: iTunes gets album information from the Gracenote CDDB (CD Database), and this database has many albums that are incorrectly tagged as compilations. To change this, select all the tracks on the album, then select File > Get Info. Near the bottom of the Info window, you’ll see Part of a Compilation, and a popup menu below it; select No from this menu. Click OK, and iTunes will change the tags, and put the music files into the correct folder.

Kirk McElhearn is the author of several books including iPod & iTunes Garage. His blog, Kirkville features articles about the iPod, iTunes, Mac OS X and much more.

« Book CDs won’t appear in audiobook playlist

Song in playlist, not library »

Related Stories

Sign up for the iLounge Weekly Newsletter

Email:

Recent News

Recent Reviews

Recent Articles

Sign up for the iLounge Weekly Newsletter

Email:

iLounge is an independent resource for all things iPod, iPhone, iPad, and beyond.
iPod, iPhone, iPad, iTunes, Apple TV, Mac, and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc.
iLounge is © 2001 - 2015 iLounge, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy