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Organizing your media files
Overview of organizing media files
Media Manager offers the following views to help you easily access and organize the media files on your computer and connected devices:
n My Media
This view shows your Smart Views, playlists, and albums.
Smart Views are media file groupings automatically created and maintained by Media Manager, based on characteristics such as media type, keyword, and date, so you can find your media files more easily.
Playlists are groups of audio files that you create and manage yourself. You can use playlists to group files you want to listen to, burn to a disc, or sync to an audio device.
Albums are media file groupings that you create and manage yourself. You can use albums to group media files from vacations, events, or special occasions. If you’ve already organized your photos and videos into folders, Media Manager automatically creates an album for each folder. When you add a photo or video to one of these folders, Media Manager automatically adds it to your album.
For more information on using the My Media view, see Working with My Media.
n Folders
Your files are organized into folders for easy access. The Folders view shows you the media files stored in Windows folders on your computer storage devices, including the hard disk and removable storage devices such as CD or DVD discs. In Windows 7 and Windows 8, Folders view also shows libraries.
Folders view is very similar to Windows Explorer, both in how it looks and in how you use it, except that you only see media files supported by Roxio products.
For more information, see Working with folders.
n My Devices
Using Media Manager, you can view digital media on compatible wireless devices, such as mobile phones tablets. The My Devices view shows all detected devices, and allows you to browse the media files on these devices.