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Old 06-27-2013, 09:28 AM
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Default can't delete "unknown artist" albums

I've searched for a thread about this problem but didn't find one, if I missed it please direct me there.

Problem:

I have several "unknown artist" albums listed on my player, they are 1 to several tracks long and appear to be albums I started to download but cancelled. When looking at the galaxy's music folder using Explorer the albums do not appear, so I can't delete them.

Does anyone have an idea how I can delete these albums from my player?
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Old 06-27-2013, 02:28 PM
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"Unknown Artist" is usually caused by missing tags. The tags are stored inside the file, and are not related to the file and/or folder names.

So to delete the "Unknown" songs, you need to figure out which files they are. For example if the file "artist-album-song.mp3" does not have proper tags then you may want to delete that file. It may be a better idea to fix the tags (assuming that you have that file because you wanted/like the song). The free program MP3Tag is usually recommended.

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Old 06-27-2013, 09:57 PM
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Thanks for the response.

Question..........what are tags?

Also, can you recommend a safe site to download Mp3tag from. I went to one and ended up with a program to convert picture files, another I worked through a maze of screens where I had to unclick boxes and I still ended up with an unwanted tool bar.
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Old 06-28-2013, 03:38 AM
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ID3

http://www.mp3tag.de/en/

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Old 06-29-2013, 02:33 PM
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Thanks for the help.
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