Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Jul 2012 22:18 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes The article I'm about to link to, by Oliver Reichenstein, is pretty terrible, but it's a good way for me to bring up something I've been meaning to talk about. First, the article: "Apple has been working on its file system and with iOS it had almost killed the concept of folders - before reintroducing them with a peculiar restriction: only one level! With Mountain Lion it brings its one folder level logic to OSX. What could be the reason for such a restrictive measure?" So, where does this crusade against directory structures (not file systems, as the article aggravatingly keeps stating) come from?
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But iTunes likes folder structures ...
by WorknMan on Thu 26th Jul 2012 00:17 UTC
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

Mostly agree with you in that I prefer having my own directory structures. But the one time I actually like having all of my files dumped into one folder is with mp3s. Ironically, the pisser is that the one app that doesn't allow me to organize files easily this way is iTunes.

Seems like Apple is hellbent on ditching organizing things in folders, except the one time I actually don't want it ;)

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daedalus Member since:
2011-01-14

Interestingly, I absolutely always use the iTunes-style of directory structure for my MP3s. To transfer files to other devices (e.g. my phone, other computers), it's so nice to be able to navigate to them in my file manager, select the album I want to copy and drag it over. I like it so much, that when I developed my own music player (for a custom jukebox) I made it use the same directory structure based on the contents of the ID3 tags.

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Have never been an 'album' sort of guy myself, so I usually have about 5-6 tracks per artist at the most, with a few exceptions here and there. Therefore, trying to store them in some kind of logical directory structure seems like a waste of time for me. Of course, there are others who prefer the folder structure, so it's always nice to have options. But Apple has never been about giving people the option to choose one way or the other.

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