Storage of Movies and other media

Feb 28, 2011
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I have had my Macbook pro for a few months now but there are still so many things to understand!

My current question is about storing media on the hard drive. If I put movies in the movies folder then they seem to also appear in a moview folder under itunes media in the Music folder. I know this is probably just a cross reference but I did try renaming one and that didn't change the name in the other folder.

The reason I ask is that my HDD is filling up more rapidly than it should do. So I have started moving movies to an externa; drive but looking at the info on my Movies folder it still states that there is over 50 gb there when I can see that there is nothing! Anyone know what is going on here?

I have to say the way the Mac handles media generally is good but confusing if you want any control over the folder structure yourself!

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