View Full Version : Where does Winamp save my added files to?
29th June 2008, 16:29
Hey, just started using Winamp a week ago, so forgive me if this question is pretty basic sounding.
When I add files into my library, where does Winamp save it to? Is there any way I could have it go straight to My Music folder?
Any help would be appreciated. :)
29th June 2008, 16:42
Errrr... I think you have this backwards.
You tell Winamp where to look for files/folders to add to the Media Library database, so they can be referenced from that/those folders.
Not the other way around, as you indicated.
So... if all your media files are located in your "My Music" folder, and you specify that folder to add to the ML database, nothing has changed. Winamp never moves your files. It only references them (from where you've designated Winamp to look for them/add them from).
29th June 2008, 17:08
What do you mean exactly by "add files"?
Do you mean when you rip Audio CD's to MP3?
If yes, then it creates them in whatever folder is specified in Winamp -> Prefs -> CD Ripping -> Output File Settings -> Destination Folder (I think the default is "My Music").
Other than that, yeah, as Nunz said, Winamp doesn't move any already-existing files that you add to the library. All it does is create a database in the %appdata%\winamp\plugins\ml folder, but there's no actual music files in said database.
If you meant something else, then please explain in more detail.
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