Keep folder name in converting folder to library

Why when you convert a folder in a library your library don't keep the name
its not handy, 
Is there a method to eschew to retype the same name
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What you saw it's the normal behavior, effectively when converting a folder in a library, you will loose your name.
I will do a suggestion.
Nacer M. | Certified LabVIEW Architecte

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    First of all, thanks a lot for your help. I AM learning. But you are correct in your closing assumption, not quite clearer than mud. Are you willing to go a little further with this?
    I'll take that as a yes. Here goes.
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    I keep all my music on an external drive. But this is not my Music Folder. Since iT and I have been struggling, I have assigned my Music Folder on an internal drive but use it as a temporary holding area. As conversions are complete (now, compilations, thank you) I drag them off to my permanent external drive. So I thus clear the main iT window of everything by deleting what was there and was converted. I also have multiple Libraries. This one I have called "Conversion_Lib." So, is what you are referring to as Original, my Conversion_Lib?
    Assuming the last sentence above is true, then my problem goes back to the first question: if I don't drag a folder of tunes into the main window, how do they get there? And if I select the top tab of the Source column (my Conversion_Lib?) then I have a blank window.
    OK. Moving on.
    You wrote: What you could do is take your tunes and assign them to various albums named the way that YOU want the music files to stay nested. For example - X-mas 1 mood 1 - X-mas 2 mood 2, Latin mix Salsa, Latin mix Samba. Assign the tunes to those various folders then make sure that you have told iTunes that those songs belong in a compilation.
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    You lost me here. Do you mean take a group of tunes on my hard drive (the ones I want to convert) and put them in folders (your "albums?) and name those folders as I want? Like the example you gave above. Which is basically what I have now - but on my hard drive, not in my Music Folder. (Is this where I am losing you?) But, assuming this is the case, what do you mean by "assign the tunes to those various folders?" Isn't that what I just did?
    Next you suggest, "Ok you have sorted your tunes and assigned them to an album named XXX. sort your tunes in the iTunes window with "Album", then select all the tunes assigned to album XXX..."
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    If you can get me past these questions, the rest of what you wrote, I think I can understand and actually do.
    You're really being helpful and I appreciate it. I've already learned a lot.
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    Message was edited by: GreggCattanach

    Actually, your suggestion was somewhat helpful. It wasn't the 'Freecorder' in the Artist and Album slots. But when I look at the properties of the files generated by Freecorder in Windows Explorer, it appears the internal file names are being mis-matched with the actual .mp3 file names, so it's Freecorder that's creating the problem.
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