1. KO80's Avatar
    The question in the title is the jist of my problem. I sat and waited for a couple hours after I did a simple "copy" and "paste" of my music files from my computer to this new micro SD card for my phone - I formatted the card in the phone prior to doing any of the copying and pasting....

    Now I am not seeing these music files in my phone...anyone know where I should go from here?

    Why can't there just be simple processes such as copy and paste for these music files?
    03-28-2015 01:32 PM
  2. Lee Power's Avatar
    I just use Windows media player to sync my music with my Lumia 930, so easy & it works perfectly every time.
    03-28-2015 01:44 PM
  3. matt john2's Avatar
    What kind of audio format are your songs? For example are they .mp3,.wav,.flac,etc format?
    03-28-2015 01:49 PM
  4. Susmit257's Avatar
    The question in the title is the jist of my problem. I sat and waited for a couple hours after I did a simple "copy" and "paste" of my music files from my computer to this new micro SD card for my phone - I formatted the card in the phone prior to doing any of the copying and pasting....

    Now I am not seeing these music files in my phone...anyone know where I should go from here?

    Why can't there just be simple processes such as copy and paste for these music files?
    Have you pasted them on the music folder ??only paste those music files into the music folder on your sd card.
    03-28-2015 01:56 PM
  5. KO80's Avatar
    What kind of audio format are your songs? For example are they .mp3,.wav,.flac,etc format?
    A lot of the albums in WMP are CDs I loaded into from actual CDs.
    03-29-2015 05:42 AM
  6. KO80's Avatar
    SOMEONE HELP ME PLEASE. I am on the verge of smashing this effing phone against the wall.
    03-29-2015 05:58 AM
  7. KO80's Avatar
    I just use Windows media player to sync my music with my Lumia 930, so easy & it works perfectly every time.

    I think I tried this - does it allow you to order them as albums when you "sync" them to the phone?
    03-29-2015 06:11 AM
  8. Darren Yeats's Avatar
    Windows Phone is dumb at reading normal music files copied into the phone and can't accept many valid tags. Pretty much all the music apps are the same since they are skins. It's outrageous.

    I found one exception. Try out Core Music Player which allows you to browse folders and files. It works okay if you have artist/album folders and sensible file names i.e. track numbers at the beginning.

    You can actually get a similar effect by browsing using 'Files' app, and playing the files. However, 'Files' will not allow the music to play in the background or give you lock screen controls - these are the two key benefits of Core Music Player. It does annoy me I had to pay a small amount for something basic, but it's the only workable way I've found for a normal copied set of MP3s! (I've also read Core Music Player supports FLAC, but I haven't tried that yet.)

    Tip: pin the 'Music' folder from with Core Music Player, and you get a nice tile labelled Music.
    Last edited by Darren Yeats; 03-29-2015 at 07:47 AM.
    03-29-2015 07:23 AM
  9. vishwas_prabhu's Avatar
    Try out Core Music Player which allows you to browse folders and files.
    Yes. Core Music Player is an excellent app. Folder playing works flawlessly.
    03-29-2015 07:42 AM
  10. KO80's Avatar
    Windows Phone is dumb at reading normal music files copied into the phone and can't accept many valid tags. Pretty much all the music apps are the same since they are skins. It's outrageous.

    I found one exception. Try out Core Music Player which allows you to browse folders and files. It works okay if you have artist/album folders and sensible file names i.e. track numbers at the beginning.

    You can actually get a similar effect by browsing using 'Files' app, and playing the files. However, 'Files' will not allow the music to play in the background or give you lock screen controls - these are the two key benefits of Core Music Player. It does annoy me I had to pay a small amount for something basic, but it's the only workable way I've found for a normal copied set of MP3s! (I've also read Core Music Player supports FLAC, but I haven't tried that yet.)

    Tip: pin the 'Music' folder from with Core Music Player, and you get a nice tile labelled Music.
    I have to pay for this? To play music?
    03-29-2015 07:51 AM
  11. Darren Yeats's Avatar
    I have to pay for this? To play music?
    As I wrote, annoying - I'm with you.
    03-29-2015 09:56 AM
  12. I3unny's Avatar
    Hi try this.. Go to storage sense, select sd card, click remove sd card.. Once it is removed, restart your phone then open music app.. Your songs will appear on the list. Works for me might work for you has well :)
    03-29-2015 10:06 AM
  13. Slovenix's Avatar
    Try putting music files into the Music folder on the SD card. And try rebooting if It wont show up. Works for me. :)
    Last edited by Slovenix; 03-29-2015 at 12:20 PM.
    03-29-2015 10:07 AM
  14. KO80's Avatar
    My phone has used up all it's memory (internal, factory memory that comes standard at 8GB with the phone) - the people at the local T-Mobile store told me that's why the phone can't read the 10 GB of music I put on my SD card. Is this true?


    They told me to go to the Microsoft store at the Mall of America to get this figured out, but I thought maybe someone here could figure it out.


    Is the internal 8 GB of memory that's all filled up - if there is space freed up in there, is that what is needed for some of the processes to be read the installed SD card?
    04-04-2015 10:19 AM
  15. Corepc's Avatar
    Is the internal 8 GB of memory that's all filled up - if there is space freed up in there, is that what is needed for some of the processes to be read the installed SD card?
    I would try to clear up at least 1gb on phone itself, I have run into problem with my 521 when I get below 1gb, Apps not working, music not showing up correctly. Make sure storage sense is set to store photos, music on sdcard. I would also move some apps to sd card if they can be moved ( I store apps like Microsoft News, Fedora, and games on sdcard). To move apps storage sense->apps->select app and if you can move to sdcard it will be option. Clear temp internet files has well. Try that stuff and report back.
    04-04-2015 12:53 PM

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