File List Creator FAQ

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Q: I try to scan a CD with only MP3s on it, why after the scan I don't see the Playlist and Data Field Editor Tabs?
Q: I created a report in text format, why the size and bitrate columns don't line up with the longest filename?
Q: Why my data file doesn't get updated after I rename files in MP3 Utilities?
Q: My data file has bitrate, why it doesn't show up in my report?
Q: When edit ID3 Tags, I checked the check boxes to preserve certain fields, why do I get garbage?
Q: Why can't I delete anything when I select the CD Rom letter?
Q: What is the difference between the "Save" and "OK" button in the "Options" window?
Q: Where are the "Path" and "Modified" columns?
Q: What does the Data Field Editor do?
Q: How do I insert text to a certain location when renaming files?
Q: Can I see all files in a certain drive in one big list?



Q: I try to scan a CD with only MP3s on it, why after the scan I don't see the Playlist and Data Field Editor Tabs?
A: That's because you probably just opened a non "mp3" data file before the scan. You have to set the file type in "Options" window before the scan. File List Creator recognize the file type in your data file automatically, if the data file is for "zip" files, the file type is
"zip" in this session unless you set it to something else in the "Options" window.
 

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Q: I created a report in text format, why the size and bitrate columns don't line up with the longest filename?
A: You need to set the column width in the "Options" window before you create the report. The number in the drop down box is the length of you file name.  If you set it to 75, as long as the longest file name in your list is shorter than 75 characters long, every thing will line up nicely. You need to increase the column width in order to line up correctly.

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Q: Why my data file doesn't get updated after I rename files in MP3 Utilities?
A: File List Creator does not update your data file if you use the Rename function in MP3 Utilities. You need to do an update to update your data file.

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Q: My data file has bitrate, why doesn't it show up in my report?
A: That's because somehow you unchecked the "Include bitrae when scan mp3s" box. If you want to include bitrate in your report, that box has to be checked.

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Q: When edit ID3 Tags, I checked the check boxes to preserve certain fields, why do I get garbage?
A: That's because there is no tag in your original files. The ID3 tag is stored in a certain location in the mp3 file. You have to write a  "TAG" header at the beginning of that location so the rest of the fields can be meaningful. If you put "TAG" but not to write valid value to rest of the fields, they will show up as garbage. So please don't check the box if a file does not have tag in it.

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Q: Why can't I delete anything when I select the CD Rom letter?
A: All CDs and removable disks are listed in the directory tree under the drive letter where you scanned the disk in. It's not allowed in File List Creator so you won't delete all your CDs accidentally. You have to delete the disks one by one.

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Q: What is the difference between the "Save" and "OK" button in the "Options" window?
A: The "Save' saves the settings to a file, it's the default setting every time you open File List Creator. The "OK' button only sets the settings for the current session.

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Q: Where are the "Path" and "Modified" columns?
A: The width of these column headers are set to "0" by default for "mp3" files, you just need to put you mouse cursor on the gap and drag. The "Path" header is in between the "File Name" and "Size" headers, the "Modified" is in between the "Size" and the "Bitrate" headers.

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Q: What does the Data Field Editor do?
A: The Data Field Editor is for you to edit the "Artist", "Title" and "album" fields in your data file. If you forgot to write the tags before you burned the CD, those fields will be empty. With Data Field Editor you can fill in those fields by using the file names.

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Q: How do I insert text to a certain location when renaming files?
A: Select a file, the file name in "New" column will be displayed in the text box above it. In the text box, place the mouse cursor at the location where you want to insert the text, then click.

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Q: Can I see all files in a certain drive in one big list?
A: Yes. Select a drive letter or a folder, then select "Show All Files in Selected" in "View" menu, all files (include those in sub folders" will be listed.

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