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    Really Annoying Itunes problem - duplicating!
    OK, I am new to a mac so bear with me please...

    I have a music collection (stored in music). If I drag and drop the songs into itunes two really annoying things happen (which obviously never happened on a PC) which I want to turn off and don't know how.

    Basically, all my songs are not in the itunes folder - this causes all my files to be duplicated to there. I did change my default music folder to "music" but it didn't seem to work.

    Now the really really annoying thing which has driven me nuts, is since I imported the files into itunes - all of my music has been created in new folders for each artist (for example, if I have a compilation album all the individual tracks now have seperate folders, not stored in one folder like before). How do I stop this, it's messing with my music collection!

    Anyone?

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    Click on iTunes in the toolbar. Select Preferences. Go to the tab that says Advanced and uncheck the options that say "Keep iTunes music folder organized" and "Copy files to iTunes Music folder when adding to library"

    June 2007
    July 2009

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    That has fixed it, Kudos!
    Thanks man.

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    15.4" MacBook Pro: 2.2 gHz, 120gb, glossy. STOLEN :(
    oh sweet, I was wondering what I could do to make it not duplicate songs. thanks a lot.

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