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Does This Sort Exist in A Music File Manager Program?

by Longblades / March 28, 2008 11:02 PM PDT

I want to sort my music files, preferably right in windows explorer, by the last letter of the title of the song. For instance Alley Cat would become taC ylleA. I need to retain a listing of the original spelling as well, linked to the reverse spelling, so I can read the names. I need the ability to do some other editing as well or else all the waltzes would get grouped together under "Z". Ditto for polkas. I'd like to do it in W. E. in order to then import the songs directly into audio cleaning lab 3. I can do everything I want in Excel but the hyperlinks don't move the music file into ACL3 and it is taking a really, really long time to do all +3,000 music files. I have searched and searched but am not finding a program, shareware or whatever, that says it will do this. Anybody know of one I've missed?

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Certainly not Explorer.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 28, 2008 11:09 PM PDT

A spreadsheet could do that, but not any mainstream file browser.

Do you write software?
Bob

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Don't Write Software
by Longblades / March 29, 2008 11:42 AM PDT

No, I don't know how to write software. And I guess a spreadsheet IS what I've started in excel.

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Got It! A Program that does EVERYTHING I want 1-4a Rename
by Longblades / March 31, 2008 12:31 AM PDT
http://www.1-4a.com/rename/

Finding this was like finding hidden treasure. It does every single thing I want it to do and it is FREEWARE. Truly remarkable. It is fast and easy as well. With this amazing little program I have been able to modify my music files in Windows Explorer to 1) keep the original file name, 2)keep the original title, artist and BPM headings, 3)add a new heading which is the title spelled backwards. Now I can sort songs by the backwards spelling of their title. Or revert to the correct spelling or sort by artist anytime I want. My ability to import the songs into ACL3 is not impeded. To accomplish this I do also use another file renaming program I already had, Tag&Rename, and make use of the incredibly functional button in 1-4a Rename, the UNDO button. I can edit out those "waltz", "polka" and "march" endings to the appropriate songs, implement the reverse feature in 1-4a Rename, edit the tags in Tag&Rename and go back to 1-4sReanme and UNDO everything to set the original file name back to where it started with the "march, polka and waltz" words back in. I feel like singing one of my songs, that would be "OH Happy Day".
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