I organize my music on my PC in specific folders that I’ve become accustomed to.  On my old MP3 Player I could just recreate these folders. Why can’t I do this on the iPod? It seems it’s all about tags. | iLounge Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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I organize my music on my PC in specific folders that I’ve become accustomed to.  On my old MP3 Player I could just recreate these folders. Why can’t I do this on the iPod? It seems it’s all about tags.

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Monday, October 13, 2003
News Category: iPod Usage

You’re right. The iPod is a database driven player, not a directory driven player.  As such, it gets all of it’s information from the id3tags and not from any folder structure. You can’t [I]create[/I] folders on the iPod. You need to edit your tags and make sure they are correct.

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