Choosing folders and filenames Iosif Calianco September 21, 2021 11:55 Updated Follow Audials can name your songs according to the scheme artist - song title and save all songs in the same folder. But you can also define other rules for the structure of the music files, for example if a new folder should be created for each album. 1. Open the "Music" menu item in Audials and click on "Storage: PC" at the bottom. A menu will open in which your media collections are displayed. 2. Open the options for your PC. Another window will open in which you can choose where Audials should save your audio and video files. From now on Audials will save all recordings in these folders according to their media type. 3. To set more precise rules for structuring and naming your files, click on "Expert" in that window. A further window will appear. 4. Select "Automatically update subfolder and file names ... ... when editing tags" at the bottom of the dialog box. 5. Select how Audials should structure and name your music (and your videos) in the future. Here are some examples: \Artist - Title.ext Audials saves new tracks directly in the chosen base folder. The filename of the track contains the name of the artist and the song. \Artist - Album - Title.ext Audials saves new tracks directly in the chosen base folder. The filename of the track contains the name of the artist, the album and the song. \Artist\Artist - Title.ext Audials saves new tracks in folders named by artist. The filename of the track contains the name of the artist and the song. \Genre\Artist\Album\nr Title.ext Audials saves new tracks in a folder named by the album. This folder is contained by a folder named by artist, which you find in a folder named by genre. \Artist\Year\Artist - Title.ext Audials saves new tracks in folders for each artist and there in a subfolder named by the year. Related articles Editing tags Anywhere: Connecting to own and external media collections Burning recordings on a CD Deleting duplicates Restore hidden messages Comments 6 comments Sort by Date Votes Demonika June 29, 2019 11:00 i am not interested in separating the tracks into individual folders, the Audials tagger is so crap it can't recognise the correct album a track is from 90% of the time meaning that this will create lots of folders none of which are correct. I need to be able to save everything into a single folder (Audials 2019 ignores the One common subfolder.. option) and have filenames set a I want them. choosing the one common subfolder and naming convention artist - album - nr - track.ext doesn't work and there is no indication of how the naming convention should correctly be. 1 Comment actions Permalink sknab June 28, 2020 14:48 I would like the option to create the file folder name using the disc number of a track for albums that contain multiple CDs. There isn't an attribute for this, although it is in the Spotify source. As it works at present if I save a streamed album that was on two CDs I end up with a folder containing two track 01s, two track 02s etc and then my audio player plays the tracks in the wrong order. 1 Comment actions Permalink TBingeman August 13, 2020 20:48 I agree with sknab that an attribute for disc number needs to be added for multi-disc recordings. I have ran into this many times and end up needing to rename files to show they are in order without disc numbers. 2 Comment actions Permalink doug gathmann January 03, 2021 15:56 I have used Audials enough to pay to upgrade and I do like the improvements but I think the help files need to be expanded. The save tracks as could use more explanation. I wonder if you can change the preset types to something like Artist/Album/Track number-track name. Like---- Bob Dylan/Time Out Of Mind/ 1-XXXX.mp3. Also the New 2021 version still never gets the album just calls everything "unknown" and it sometimes makes separate folders for several songs from the same album if a song features another artist (but is on the same album). If I record several Bob Dylan albums at different times they all end up in 1 Bob Dylan folder with a subfolder called unknown then I have to create separate folders for each album then divide the songs. Which means looking up each album. It seems like the tag ID's would be able to do this automatically. A help button within the menus would be more helpful since it would be more context sensitive. Thank You 1 Comment actions Permalink aimlesskite June 10, 2021 00:11 The file naming format of \artist - title.ext doesn't work. It's labeling my files with the track number and then the title (which is the original file name) instead of the artist and then title. In Windows File Explorer, I only have "Contributing artists" or "Album artist" to choose from. Help! 0 Comment actions Permalink cyrusmd July 12, 2021 18:19 Audials has really screwed up the Rules Editor in v2021. I have been using the editor in v2019, v2020 but in v2021 it is all screwed up. The tagging of the songs is also incorrect in many ways. The track numbers are also missing on some of the downloads. Do not know what database they have been using. End up using MusicBee to manually tag the files to the correct names, track numbers. created a lot of waste of my time. The sad part is they will have a new version, expecting users to pay up and releasing a step back software. Do not take away useful features. I sympathize with all the comments from users on these page and they are correct. I loved Audials when it was not v2021. Customer service is good and replies in a timely manner, the software programmers have to get off their ass and fix the software like it used to work in the older versions. Thank you. 0 Comment actions Permalink Please sign in to leave a comment.