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Find music files on hard drive

by JcTonetti9 / January 8, 2010 12:43 PM PST

Is there a way that I can get my computer to display a list of all the music files stored on my hard drive?

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by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 8, 2010 10:02 PM PST

Search for *.mp3 or whatever file extension you wish to search for.

The * star tells the search utility to search for all file names with the mp3 file extension.

Mark

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As well as what Mark says
by Steven Haninger / January 8, 2010 11:55 PM PST

Some players can do the searching for you but basically will only do those which they are able to associate with. Windows Media Player is one such that can search your entire system but some folks don't care for WMP. I believe Apple Quick Time can supplement what WMP can't find but, IMO, QT is worse than WMP. In any event, between these programs, most all music files can be located and listed but will tend to want to do more than just fulfill your request. They want to take charge of what they find, associate themselves with these files and create libraries.

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