10276 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Mar 9, 2011 3:20 PM by tyPod18
Okay, that is weird... i can't copy/paste either. I figured it was something goofy on your box, but mine acts the same way.
Found out... "iTunes is clever enough to notice if an exact copy of a song file (ID3 tags and all) already exists in its Library, and in that case, will omit re-importing the file."
Hence the lack of duplicating. Odd how that functionality used to exist.
This page presents a work around.
I still use iTunes 7.5 and I cannot copy and paste a track in the library window. I don't think this has ever been possible. iTunes can't use the same file in two different albums. You have to make a complete copy of the file, not just its entry in iTunes. I think you'll have to do this in Finder, unless there is something that does this in [Dougscripts|http://dougscripts.com/itunes/scripts/scriptcount.php?sortBy=Name& op=y].
Same user as Tylerlerler, difficulties with my AppleID. Sorry.
I appreciate the workaround link. I'm glad someone else knows the functionality was once there. I know it was because I can identify the duplicates in my library (yet I cannot prove that they are indeed copy/paste duplicates).
If I didn't have the trouble with my AppleID I would mark your reply as "Helpful," if that is any consolation.
Hi, I'm the same person that posted under Tylerlerler, but I'm having trouble with my AppleID/login stuff, sorry.
I don't think I utilized this functionality as far back as 7.5, but I definitely know it existed at some point. I've tried making a copy of the music file in Finder, but when I add the copy to iTunes, it simply plays the original file. Regardless of changing the name of the file, it's locations, etc., it doesn't help my situation.
I just don't know what to do.
A playlist would I guess accomplish the goal of listening to a certain set of tracks in a certain order, but is only a rudimentary work around to what I want to do. I want to have an album that contains some songs that I already have in my library. I want that album to have its own album art, it's own ID3 tags, etc.