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      11-23-2011, 01:12 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Copying Music to HDD

Each time when I copy music to the HDD it opens a new folder on iDrive. So lets say I have 10 albums on my flash drive - it makes a master folder called usb and subfolders with the music under that.

When I then copy more music at a later stage - it creates a usb1 folder with the new music under that sub folder.

So then you have multiple usb / 1 /2 / 3 etc folders. Is there a way to get all my music under one main folder?

I know I can probably delete all the music on the HDD each time and copy them back at one time - which will solve the problem - but is there an easier way?
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This one perturbs me also and I haven't found an elegant solution yet. I have to do what you mentioned, wipe the drive clean and copy an updated copy (I keep my base copy on a 16gb SD card and just copy new songs to it once in awhile when ready to move them to the car.)
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How do you delete the music stored in HDD?
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How do you delete the music stored in HDD?
Deleting the music collection
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "Music collection"
3. Open "Options".
4. "Delete music collection"

(Page 176 of the manual)
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Thread Jack. Can I add songs from my Iphone 4s to the HDD? I have a 09MY.
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Thread Jack. Can I add songs from my Iphone 4s to the HDD? I have a 09MY.
No. Sorry.
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How do you delete the music stored in HDD?
Deleting the music collection
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "Music collection"
3. Open "Options".
4. "Delete music collection"

(Page 176 of the manual)
Wow thanks man I've been trying to look for it everywhere
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From what we have observed, the key is to leave at least 1 album on the flash drive since the previous import.

I don't remove the mp3s off the flash between imports so I don't have this problem.
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A semi-related question... if you transfer from a flash drive instead of from CD, does it still compress the music to store it on the HDD?
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A semi-related question... if you transfer from a flash drive instead of from CD, does it still compress the music to store it on the HDD?
Judging from the speed of the import, it does not re-compress the mp3s.
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A semi-related question... if you transfer from a flash drive instead of from CD, does it still compress the music to store it on the HDD?
No... compression (and WAV conversion) only is performed from CD imports.
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so what's the best recording quality that should be done on the USB drives? 320?....less? I'm not concerned about space as I am about music quality.
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so what's the best recording quality that should be done on the USB drives? 320?....less? I'm not concerned about space as I am about music quality.
I use lossless WMA on a 16G thumb drive... haven't copied anything to the HDD yet, though, since I (apparently incorrectly) assumed it would compress it.
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