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On the preferences advanced do you have the
Keep itunes Media Folder Organised
Copy files to itunes Media Folder when adding to library.
If so and you reckon both iTunes Music and Itunes Media Folder you could switch to the itunes Media Folder Delete all the music ( Keep Files if Prompted) and just drag the whole file structure into itunes and you should be good.
Then you can delete the Music folder
What I've done now is moved my music folder into a different folder to keep it safe, I've deleted my iTunes library, ie on itunes highlighted all and deleted. Then gone to iTunes media folder and checked they are deleted and they are. Now whatever done is put my music folder back and checked preferences and it says keep a copy of file in iTunes etc. also keep folder organised is on.
So now I have started afresh I have both my music folder and iTunes folder which hold the same songs.
So what do you recommend I should do to be able to delete the music folder and just have one folder of songs?
Ok so I have started afresh now.
All files organised automatically by iTunes that check box is checked.
Make a copy of files in iTunes folder is checked
Path for my music folder on my network drive is p:\public folder\music\
Path for iTunes folder is p:\public folder\itunes\......
I keep the iTunes folder on my network hard drive as I run iTunes on a tiny computer that's left on all the time as I stream music throughout the house so I do not want to store files on the pc so everything is stored on my network drive which shows up as P:
Do you need any more info as I'm quite capable of getting it, I just hate iTunes lol