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    Itunes and Duplicates
    I've brought up this question before but I'm trying to find a satisfactory answer. I'm trying to transfer my music from my Windows machine to Itunes but everytime I use the Add to Library button, it automatically generates duplicates of the file. I have quite a bit of music and it's not exactly efficient to have to delete every other file when I open up all duplicates. Anyone have any ideas on how to transfer music without getting a massive amount of work ahead of me?

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    If you already have the music in iTunes, why are you re-adding it? Are you saying that if you choose a folder of say 6 songs and add it to iTunes you end up with 12 songs vice 6, when there were no songs there to begin with?


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    Quote Originally Posted by jose_v
    I've brought up this question before but I'm trying to find a satisfactory answer. I'm trying to transfer my music from my Windows machine to Itunes but everytime I use the Add to Library button, it automatically generates duplicates of the file. I have quite a bit of music and it's not exactly efficient to have to delete every other file when I open up all duplicates. Anyone have any ideas on how to transfer music without getting a massive amount of work ahead of me?
    iTunes-->preferences-->advanced-->uncheck the copy to itunes folder

    What it is doing is leaving your original in its place and making another copy in the iTunes library folder. It can manage them just fine without doing that.

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    jose_v
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcltrh
    iTunes-->preferences-->advanced-->uncheck the copy to itunes folder

    What it is doing is leaving your original in its place and making another copy in the iTunes library folder. It can manage them just fine without doing that.
    Ok, thanks. I don't know why I didn't see that earlier.

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