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Unwanted Compilations album folder

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By Kirk McElhearn

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Published: Thursday, June 16, 2005
Articles Categories: Ask iLounge, iTunes, Music

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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.

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