Getting a new laptop soon as im sick of using serato with a desktop and when i get it i want to start as i mean to go on, everything all tidy and shit. So tonight ive been sitting down for a few hours collating all my music into just a couple of folders as it was all over the shop. Ive got: - shitty quality 128kbps versions of tunes id completly forgotten about but would love to give a spin - tunes ripped from youtube that i had to have on the ipod instantly, not caring about quality, just had to have it! (Verdict is one of these, which i later bought vinyl and digi) - tunes ive ripped from vinyl myself etc etc Just thought id share a few tips i picked up in the last hour or so on getting your shit together, as i know quite a few people on here who are in a similar situation. Sort By Bitrate Little know fact, in a folder full of music, you can right click up the top where it says: TITLE ARTIST LENGTH And add a little tick next to Bitrate (or add it from the More option). Click the bitrate tab up the top next to title, artist etc and it'll sort in order. You can now see what shitty quality tunes you have and whether you need to replace em. I moved all my low qual tunes to a folder called "TO BUY" for example. Sort by artist (assuming your tracks are titled right) and slap into folders accordingly (i have Jump Up, Dark and Deep, Liquid, Jungle etc). Invest in TuneUp or something like it Tuneup scans your library and fixes file name problems. It also gets rid of the annoying numbers before tunes (particularly ones youve ripped from cd's). Ive bought quite a few tunes off Amazon MP3 that have no Artist info for example, or are just pretty damn screwed up title wise. It works reasonably well for dnb. Didnt get quite a few old tunes. But picked up pretty much everything made in the last 5 years. Can get it here http://www.tuneupmedia.com/ This is all i have at the moment, will update as the night goes on and i pick up some more tips for organising shit. So far i have a 3gb folder full of tunes from about 4 or 5 years ago i ripped from cd without changing the bitrate upon ripping (having no clue what this was at that point in my life) that i need to either re-rip or buy again. Everythings lookin pretty tidy now though, looking forward to getting my laptop and getting some well organised virtual crates going on. Might get round to organising my actual vinyl at some stage >_<. Post your own tips on keeping music collections (digi or vinyl or cd) organised.