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i want to move to foobar since it has some cool features.

however one thing that annoys me and i wonder how to fix this:

i have an external hard drive with the complete library and on internal disk also some stuff (may be the same since i cpied the stuff i want to hear to laptop)

if i add both, the external and the internal musik directories then foobar mixes the contents of the directories together.

example:

drive content:

e:\Music\InterpretA\Album1
e:\Music\InterpretA\Album2
e:\Music\InterpretA\Album3
e:\Music\InterpretB\Album1

c:\Music\InterpretA\Album1
c:\Music\InterpretB\Album1

i added e:\music and c:\music to library

and in folder strucutre view foobar mixes them up to:

+- InterpretA
|  +- Album1
|  +- Album1
|  +- Album2
|  +- Album3
+- InterpretB
   +- Album1
   +- Album1

I would prefer something like:

 +-"e:\Music\"
 |  +- InterpretA
 |  |  +- Album1
 |  |  +- Album2
 |  |  +- Album3
 |  +- InterpretB
 |     +- Album1
 +-"c:\Music\" 
    +- InterpretA
    |  +- Album1
    +- InterpretB
       +- Album1

is there any way to achive that?

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  • Which GUI do you use: Default UI or Columns UI?
    – nixda
    Apr 5, 2014 at 7:22

2 Answers 2

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You can use symbolic links for that. Create some folder, say "C:\Program Files (x86)\foobar2000\library", go to it in Windows cmd.exe, use Windows built-in "mklink" command line to create links to your folders like this:

C:\Program Files (x86)\foobar2000\library>mklink /D "MUSIC" "Q:\MUSIC"
symbolic link created for MUSIC > Q:\MUSIC

Then add your "library" folder to foobar and set the album view to "by folder structure". Foobar doesn't seem to follow regular Windows shortcuts, but soft links work.

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This applies to the default UI: at the bottom of the Album List panel, go to the drop-down list for "View." There's an option for "Folder structure." This will organize your files the way you want.

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  • i was already talking about the behaviour of the "folder structure" view Apr 22, 2014 at 7:26

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