So you said,
The thing that I notice that's weird though, is that all of the album art shows up on the Album folders inside the Artist folder, but it's just the Artist folder that I'm having the problem with.
Let's go into some detail here. The icons being used for the Music folder, are special Shell Folder Icons. The point here is that these are managed
First by the Windows operating System in use, and secondly by any music software that you have is place to manage Media Information.
If you right click on the folder whose Album art is missing, you have one of a number of options.
1) you can go into properties, and select the the Change Icon Button and click "Restore Defaults", which should put in place the
special shell Object used for the Music Folder. Then, you can add or change the picture displayed by going to the Customize Tab
in properties and selecting on of the supported image Files for the Album in question. Hit apply and hit OK. Choosing all defaults should
also restore album Art that is currently in use by the original album you stored.
2) If you haven't changed the Shell Object that the Icon is related to, then you could manage this information from within Windows Media
Player, which has tools For THIS purpose. Go to Library, click on Album, and then Right Click the Album in question and click Find or Update Media
information which should correct this information
3) Depending on how you're managing you Media Information, you may have to change the way that this information is applied.
Further, If you imported music from one location to another using the original Icon that DOES NOT support displaying Pictures on
the Folder icon itself, YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO VIEW THE ALBUM ART, even though it may actually be associated with the Albums themselves.
Thanks for the reply, but that doesn't really tell me why the random non-showing folders are behaving the way they are. I don't use WMP for my music collection, and I have personally hand-tagged each file. I've also got the album-art tagged into the mp3 file itself, and not sitting in the folder as an albumart.jpg type file.
Something in the way you are managing these folders is wrong. It sounds like Windows is behaving the way it was meant to.
Try all three steps and let me know what you find.