my 'music' folder is 120GB but the music in my iTunes is only 76GB. I have no movies, no tv shows, etc. How can I find out what the additional 44GB is and remove it. I need the storage.
Currently Being ModeratedRe: my 'music' folder is 120GB but the music in my iTunes is only 76GB. I have no movies, no tv shows, etc. How can I find out what the additional 44GB is and remove it. I need the storage.Feb 5, 2014 1:35 AM (in response to charten)
A lot of it may be artwork. My iTunes is 40,000 songs (213Gb and I have almost 9Gb of artwork - and that's been downsized to 300X300 "web optimized" images too)
Also, there is a discrepancy between the way iTunes shows files size and the way OS X does.
iTunes (most likely because there is also a Windows version) uses "binary" calculations (1mb = 1024kb and so on) where OS X uses "decimal" calculation (1mb = 1000kb and so on).
120gGb in iTunes is 122,880mb. That same 120Gb in OS X is 120,000mb.
The files are the same size, but OS X will show more available space than iTunes will.
Still, artwork and duplicates are the #1 & #2 culprits.
Lastly, the bit rate of your music can be a factor. If everything is 320kbps or more... or Apple Lossless (800kbps+ usually) your music files are a lot bigger than you probably need, unless you're a music professional (DJ or producer). Try converting them down to a bit rate in the area of 160 or 192kbps. 192 is the MAX for anything in my library, because I only use it for home listening.