1987 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Mar 24, 2010 2:25 AM by deathgrowler
If you add files to iTunes then will be copied into the iTunes music folder.
Then you can delete the original files you selected to add to iTunes. The original files are not in iTunes. A copy was made.
Does this mean if I delete the original files I will no longer have my current iTunes library (music, movies etc) on my MacBook Pro?
??? No where did it suggest to delete anything in the iTunes music folder or the iTunes library.
Say you have some files stored somewhere, such as in a folder on the desktop.
Then you open iTunes and add these files. iTunes will copy these files to the iTunes music folder.
You can delete the files in the folder on the desktop. You will still have the songs in iTunes and in the iTunes music folder.
If you wish to make a copy of your iTunes library, then you can use File -> Backup iTunes or better yet, copy the entire \Music\iTunes\ folder to another drive.
Hi Jolly Giant, Chris
Thanks for the responses
Jolly Giant - the link was indeed the apple support document HT1751
The step I was not sure about was in relation to the part that said +"To save space on your hard disk, you might want to delete the original files"+
I went through the steps as outlined in the article, did not delete anything and everything seems to have worked fine. iTtunes library on my MacBook Pro continues to function as before and my iPod Touch continues to sync without issue.
Thanks to you both for giving your time with this
i tried the same thing, i have a very large music library and need to back it up. SOO i went the the apple "non" help section, found the official apple instruction to which the reply i got was " copy attempt failed you are not authorised" i'm the only one on this comp,its my portable recording DAW, ***.
Why does it seem that all this technical software has half-a$$ed support.
Its like if you ask a simple question you get the most a$$backward way of dealing with it.
EXAMPLE: If you were to ask " how do you mow the lawn"
APPLE HELP reply: "0 matches" whats a lawn anyway?
APPLE Forum tech support : We have the most technically advanced advanced machines on the market,its fast and simple, so heres the answer to your quesiton " you grab a pair of scissors and get to work"
Gee thanks guys......