Questions about Windows 7 My Music Directories

Microsoft Windows xp home edition eng 3p...
June 17, 2013 at 14:02:13
Specs: Win7, 64 bit OS/4 GB
When I add a song I've edited to my library, I add it to Desktop/Libraries/Music/My Music/My Music (the last one has a red lock on it. I assumed this was a shortcut to the (main) My Music Folder. I just discovered there appears to be what I think is another My Music folder. This one, according to the top of Win Explorer, looks to be C: Users, My Name, My Music, My Music. So apparently these are two different directories.

When I did an ascending search of the later directory, C drive My Music by recently modified I see that some of the recently modified titles were there -- but not all of them. Yet, I believe I dropped every song to the exact same place -- the first directory described above. So why are some there, and others not?

And, if these are two different directories, is there an easy way to make sure that my main My Music (which I guess should be the first one, but I'm not totally sure of that), contains every song, and the most modification of each song? Obviously, I want to have a complete, up to date My Music directory?

I hope this isn't too confusing and thanks for any help you can give me.


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#1
June 18, 2013 at 08:01:55
"is there an easy way to make sure that my main My Music"

You mean other than paying closer attention to where you're placing the file(s)?


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#2
June 18, 2013 at 09:47:10
The default is C:\Users\(user-name)\My Music

Once you have saved something there Windows remembers it (except when it doesn't).

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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June 18, 2013 at 15:08:28
I'm pretty sure I've got some music files that may be missing from my primary My Music Folder. Is there a simple way to compare two directories and find what may be missing in one and to make sure that the primary has the most recent revisions?

BTW, I just did a test and renamed a file. When I added it to the main My Music folder (users). It showed up there -- and in my D: Old D Drive My Music Folder -- and in my J Drive My Music folder. Why is this happening, and since I have an automatic backup running at all times, I don't need this many versions in different drives. How do I change this so it doesn't happen in the future?

Thanks.


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