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iTunes doesn't sort/order files properly?


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Hello,

I have a music album with the files named like this:

XX - Track name.mp3

where XX is the number of the track on the album.

Now when I import this album into the iTunes library, iTunes displays the artist's name and the tracks' names, all of it taken from the mp3 tags. The files are now ordered by the tracks' names but as there are no numbers in the tracks' names in the tags, the album isn't sorted properly.

What should I do?
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The number is in the file name, which iTunes disregards. Unfortunately, iTunes has no option of making filenames visible in a column.

I would suggest you rename the songs if you need to sort them, or, more wisely, use the MP3 tags by selecting a song, choosing "Get Info", and then adding a track number to the song.

Hit "Next" at the bottom and do this for all your songs in the album. Now, when you group your songs by album, they will show up in the order you defined.

Good (legally obtained) MP3s would already have this information in their tags.
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