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I would like to add some MP3 files from my computer to Google music. Music Manager doesn't seem to let you select specific files to add. Additionally, I don't really like Music Manager to say the least. Is it possible to upload files from my computer without Music Manager?

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I bet this is still not possible, almost 1 year later. But you can "upload by playlist" now. – cregox Jul 6 '12 at 14:35

This is an old question, but I have a simple answer. You can copy specific songs to a separate folder. and select just that folder to upload.

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If it's not already visible, open the menu by clicking the hamburger menu.

Scroll to the bottom of the menu.

bottom of Google Play Music menu

Click "Upload music". You'll get a dialog box. You can either drag-and-drop music files onto that box (assuming a modern enough browser1) or you can click "Select from your computer" to get a more traditional file select dialog.

Add music dialog

1 I use Google Chrome. These screen shots are from version 47.0.2526.106 m.

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Perhaps this Chrome extension will help you.

Upload files to your Google Music account without installing the Google Music manager.

screen shot

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