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iPod: The Missing Manual, 7th Edition by David Pogue, J.D. Biersdorfer

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Make Playlist Folders

If you like to have a playlist or five for every occasion, but find your iTunes Source list is getting crowded, iTunes lets you store multiple playlists inside convenient folders.

❶ To add a folder to your Source list, click the Source list's Library icon and then choose File→New Playlist Folder.

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❷ A new "untitled folder" appears, inviting you to change its name to something more original, like Dinner Party Playlists.

❸ Drag any playlists you want to store inside the folder onto its icon.

If the whole family shares one computer, folders can give each person a tidy receptacle to store his or her personal playlists. Folders are also great for storing a bunch of playlists that go well together. That way, when you select the folder and hit play, iTunes plays all the folder's songs consecutively.

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Note

Great news for iTunes Veterans. Back in Ye Olden Days, iTunes used to dump all your playlists-inside-a-folder into one massive playlist (using the folder name) onto your iPod. No more. Now, once you sync your iPod, you end up with a folder's individual playlists all right there on your iPod.

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