All music files in a single folder

First, I want to thank all the wonderful people who created beets. It’s a godsend to someone like me who has been lugging his 40 GB music collection without ever cleaning it.

Most of my library is sorted in organized folders with Album names (CD rips of my old collection), but several folders wherein the files are from various artists and languages. To make matters worse, there are files which are not inside any folder.

How best would you advise me to proceed with beet and the autotagger?

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Hi! You might take a look at the --group-albums flag, which tries to use metadata to take unstructured files and group them into albums for tagging. It’s not perfect, but it might be better than the default directory-based grouping!

Thank you so much Adrian, I will look into it - and again, beet is literally the best thing that happened to me this year!

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