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    Default Active List Groupings Show Files Also

    I noticed that when you add folders/albums to the library it creates the branch/folder under Artist and the other main categories fine, but when selecting a main branch (Artist for example) you not only see the artist sub folder listings, you see all of the files in every folder/branch below those.

    This seems odd, am I doing something wrong?

    To me if I'm in a folder/branch I should only see the items directly under that folder/branch, not see every file recursively down the structure. By showing all of this it seems like much more data is being sent than is needed in addition to cluttering the listing when browsing from a device. When you're at the bottom of the artist list you then have thousands of songs below. It would be like opening C:\WINDOWS\ and not only seeing the sub folders and immediate files, but seeing every file in ever sub folder under the C:\WINDOWS\ directory as if it was in that directory.

    Not sure if that makes sense, interested in others thoughts. So far this is the closest I've come to a decent solution for what I need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenOnyx View Post
    I noticed that when you add folders/albums to the library it creates the branch/folder under Artist and the other main categories fine, but when selecting a main branch (Artist for example) you not only see the artist sub folder listings, you see all of the files in every folder/branch below those.
    Yes, that' actually by design - we show all files that match criteria set by the folders and then as criteria narrow down (for example when you go into a specific artist), the file set get smaller as well.

    We are thinking of having an option to change this behavior, so it might be implemented for one of the next updates.
    Not sure if that makes sense, interested in others thoughts. So far this is the closest I've come to a decent solution for what I need.
    Thank you - please let us know what other improvements we can implement.

    Dennis

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    Thanks for the confirmation Dennis, I appreciate it. I'd definitely love an option like that, even on a smaller collection with say 20 artists who have 20 songs each, currently there'd be 420 items shown as opposed to 20 (with obvious scrolling and data transfer drawbacks). Of course it just compounds as the collection grows and I'd guess could cause future issues with very large collections.

    Thanks again for the info.

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