Distribute files from Folder with lots of singles

Hey, I touched on this in a previous post and I think ohrenkino said that if the number of folders is less than the number required, when using actions everything will be moved to one folder.

So let's say we have one folder full of tracks by different artists.

We want to move each file into a folder that corresponds with the album (single name).

I want to select every file within the directory A:\Music\Record\.

Small sample

Format value:
Format string:

If you are anything like me, you might imagine this would move everything correctly to the corresponding artist and album folders respectively. Except, it grabs every file in that directory and tries to place them all in the first album of the first artist in the selection.

Now instead of being in A:\Music\Record, it has been moved to "A:\Music\Record\Corvyx\6 Inch (feat. Nicole Medoro)".

There has to be a workaround for this?

I think I need to rename the files but I don't want them getting stuck inside a subfolder. So even if everything was in the folder "Corvyx\6 Inch (feat. Nicole Medoro)" I still want files to be able to go into the respective folder within "A:\Music\Record\Artist\Album".

Have you tried a more brute force approach like this?

Format value:
Format string:

A filter to get only the files you want moved this way is highly recommended.

If you quote me, then quote me correctly:

So if you want to distribute files from 1 folder to several folders, then use an

  • action of the type "Format value" for _FILENAME or
  • Convert>Tag-Tag for _FILENAME or
  • Convert>Tag-Filename.

The correct string would not be:

Format string: A:\Music\Record\%artist%\%album%\%_filename%

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Thank you :slight_smile:

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