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    iTunes creates playlist for every album added to Library

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    iTunes creates playlist for every album added to Library
    As the title of this thread suggests, every time i want to add anything to iTunes library a playlist is created of that album.

    This shouldn't be a big problem but I have several albums not in the library in my Music folder that I want to add but don't know how to find them individually and so I want to add the whole folder, which is about 290 gb. iTunes wants to create a playlist for every single album, not only the new ones.

    How do I stop it from doing this?

    Stevozz

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    iTunes creates playlist for every album added to Library
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    How are you adding them?

    A folder of MP3 files? from CD, Buying on itunes?

    If it's by folder, is there an m3u file in there? If so, delete it so that it's purely mp3s
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    iTunes creates playlist for every album added to Library

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    dragging and dropping them from finder to the library it is a folder of mp3 files, deleting the m3u files is even more of a chew on, cant i just change it so it doesn't make the playlists?

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    So you're dropping the entire folder on iTunes? Maybe that's what's causing the playlist. What about opening the folder, selecting all contents, and dragging them directly into iTunes?

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    iTunes creates playlist for every album added to Library
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    It's not creating the playlists . . . the m3u files ARE the playlists. You drop them into iTunes and you'll see playlists, simple as that.

    Don't add them to iTunes - no playlist.
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