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indapino22 04-02-2007 12:33 PM

argghh: itunes music folder
 
hello all...
when im putting music on itunes from my music folder itunes will create a seperate itunes folder and with in this folder is another folder named itunes music, and itunes is putting music files in this folder and it ends up taking 15.36gb of space on my hard drive. is there anyway to avoid this? i dont want itunes to copy files i already have into another folder and take up more space on my hard drive..this is so frustrating i already tried something along the lines of:

going into preferences
advanced tab
then changing the itunes music folder location, and it total screwed up my music folder by creating a whole bunch of folders, some containing 1 song and other 3-5 songs. while deleting alot of my other songs :(

please help...at this point ive deleted my original music folder and am starting over. (this is for my desktop pc, my mbp doesnt have enough space for all my music)

Stretch 04-02-2007 12:40 PM

Open iTunes Prefs. Go to the advanced tab, and uncheck "copy to itunes folder"

yogi 04-02-2007 12:47 PM

Where do people even get music files from? I mean music files that are so freely moveable.

Usually you buy it on iTunes or rip it off a CD or.... ohhhh, so you're *that* type of person.

baggss 04-02-2007 12:50 PM

I'm not quite sure what you mean by that Yogi...

Brown Study 04-02-2007 01:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yogi (Post 361691)
.... ohhhh, so you're *that* type of person.

Downloading songs isn't illegal here, which, incidentally, points out the difference between illegal and immoral.

indapino22 04-02-2007 01:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yogi (Post 361691)
Where do people even get music files from? I mean music files that are so freely moveable.

Usually you buy it on iTunes or rip it off a CD or.... ohhhh, so you're *that* type of person.

mine are ripped from my CD collection, my brothers CD collection, thank you very much
which is why starting over isnt so bad, its just time consuming

StretchR:
it is unchecked

tandaina 04-02-2007 02:47 PM

Even in the draconian US there are a LOT of places to legally download either free music or pay for MP3s from small and independent artists. In fact most of my BEST music comes that way. Yes its freely moveable. Why shouldn't it be? When I bought an LP or a cassette or a CD I was free to share it with my friends. (Yes, the courts even said so.)

I have iTunes copy and manage it and then just delete the original. Odd though, I havn't noticed having it in iTunes organized folders makeing it take more space. I do delete the originals however.

indapino22 04-02-2007 02:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tandaina (Post 361753)
Even in the draconian US there are a LOT of places to legally download either free music or pay for MP3s from small and independent artists. In fact most of my BEST music comes that way. Yes its freely moveable. Why shouldn't it be? When I bought an LP or a cassette or a CD I was free to share it with my friends. (Yes, the courts even said so.)

I have iTunes copy and manage it and then just delete the original. Odd though, I havn't noticed having it in iTunes organized folders makeing it take more space. I do delete the originals however.

i wouldnt mind doing that, but the way it breaks up some CDs it just looks messy

Stretch 04-02-2007 02:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by indapino22 (Post 361755)
i wouldnt mind doing that, but the way it breaks up some CDs it just looks messy

Are these some CDs like soundtracks, and other mixes? If they are select all the songs in the list, and get info on them, and check the Part Of Compilation box, and it will organize them all together.

indapino22 04-04-2007 02:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by StretchR (Post 361760)
Are these some CDs like soundtracks, and other mixes? If they are select all the songs in the list, and get info on them, and check the Part Of Compilation box, and it will organize them all together.

sweet thanks...i just noticed it doesnt put all the songs i put in itunes in the itunes music folder only the ones that need to be converted


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