Scan Files

The steps to follow to scan and lookup files are:

  1. Add your files using “Files ‣ Add Files…” or “Files ‣ Add Folder…”. For ease of use it is recommended to use the internal File Browser to manage file system interactions. This is enabled from “View ‣ File Browser”.


  2. Drag the selected directory or files to the “Unclustered Files” folder, and wait for Picard to process the files - the names will turn from grey to black.


  3. Select the desired files and use “Tools ‣ Scan” to scan the files to determine their AcoustID fingerprints and lookup using this information. The album(s) matching the files will show up in the right-hand pane based on a “best match” using the Preferred Releases settings in the Metadata options.

    A music symbol in front of a track number in the right-hand pane indicates that there has been no file assigned to the track.


    If no album was retrieved, or if the album retrieved was incorrect, you may have to try a different method such as clustering the files or a browser lookup.