Playlists are one of iTunes’ most useful features, but they can be confounding. In this week’s column, I look at three questions about playlists. I discuss why playlists in folders are suddenly not staying in alphabetical order; I explain how to make a playlist to find all the songs and albums that you have “love” in iTunes; and I show how you can add the same song more than once to a playlist, to hear your favorites more often.

My playlists are out of order

Q: I have several playlist folders in iTunes, each of which contains a number of playlists. I have recently noticed that when one of the playlists is edited (when I change or add a song, for example) the playlist automatically moves to the bottom of the playlist folder - i.e. it is no longer automatically sorted alphabetically within the folder. Is there any way to fix this?

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