2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 10, 2011 12:08 PM by David Das
David Das Level 1 (25 points)
In prior versions of iTunes, putting files in the "Automatically Add To iTunes" worked perfectly.

Now with 10.2, it doesn't scan continuously for the folder anymore. I have to quit and restart iTunes to get it to rescan the folder.

(Big feature for me -- I drop tons of files in there over a network to get them to sync in my master iTunes library, so it's a pain when they don't automatically get added and I have to manually quit and restart.)

I just noticed 10.2.1; downloading now and I'll post if that fixes it.

Mac Pro 8-core (2 x 2.8), Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • Beavis2084 Level 4 (2,850 points)
    Are you talking about a desktop folder with "Folder Actions" attached or a script function that has stopped working?

    And just curious, why does one use a folder to "drop song/video files to" so they can be added to iTunes? If you drag a song/video file to the iTunes icon/app, it adds them as well.
  • David Das Level 1 (25 points)
    I'm talking about the Automatically Add To iTunes feature (http://lifehacker.com/#!5356619/itunes-finally-adds-watched-folder-to-automatica lly-add-new-music). It's a built-in feature in iTunes, not a third-party script.

    I can't drag and drop directly because I have a large network and my master iTunes library is on a different computer. Therefore, I need to drop it into a folder across the network that iTunes routinely scans and then imports. It worked fine up until last week -- iTunes seemed to scan the folder every few seconds because anything dropped in there got added immediately. But now it's only working on iTunes restart.