Adding songs back into iTunes , with iTunes Match

Sep 15, 2009
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long story short , my old hard drive failed and had to install a new one. I am subscribed to iTunes Match so technically all my music is still there in the cloud. I want the music stored locally on my MacBook, however I dont want to wait forever to download every song. I don't have a time machine backup. Can I transfer my actual music files from my old disk back into iTunes without iTunes duplicating everything? Or will it just recognize that the files are already saved in the cloud? A lot of the music files are not from iTunes so they aren't affiliated with the iTunes Store

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