Any time I open sub folders of the Music folder on this system containing MP3s with Explorer, they always have the music customization, but I tend to use file-naming conventions that don't make this customization necessary... I'd rather just see a general view.

I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium, Compaq CQ2014 (2011).

How do I avoid "music" customization in music sub folders?

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Change Music folder "library optimization"

  • Open Windows Explorer and navigate to Libraries, it should be in your left navigation menu as one of the shortcuts (if not, try here: C:\Users\user\My Music)

  • Right click on the Music folder and click on Properties

  • See the middle setting which says Optimize this library for: - this is likely set to Music. Change it to General Items

Now you will get the regular general view :)

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