4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 17, 2012 8:48 PM by juzzle
FredShepherd Level 1 (0 points)

I've set the downloaded files location on my browser as the "automatically add to itunes" folder so that music I download automatically adds to itunes. But it seems to not like me downloading things straight to that folder - files get interupted or corrupted right at the end of the download. Any help?
Btw I'm a totally new mac user. This worked on my old pc so expected it to be okay here...

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • turingtest2 Level 9 (68,839 points)

    Go with the experimental evidence. It doesn't work quite the way you want it to and causes problems. Close iTunes, or download to a different folder, then move the completed downloads into Automatically Add to iTunes.



  • FredShepherd Level 1 (0 points)

    Yeah I've worked out an equaly convenient way of doing it now. Added the folder to my finder hotbar then I just drag stuff into it from my main DL folder as they finish downloading!

    Was worried for a second there that macs weren't quite as awesome as everyone said they were... I was wrong haha

  • Chris CA Level 9 (78,695 points)

    Downloading directly to the Automatically Add to iTunes is kinda flaky in that when iTunes sees something in there it will try to add it to iTunes even if it is not finished downloading.

    When copying something there (not downloading), the OS will tell iTunes that it is still copying the file and iTunes will wait for it to finish copying.

  • juzzle Level 1 (5 points)

    Apple do explain that you shouldn't put partial or progress files in their article "iTunes 9: Understanding the "Automatically Add to iTunes Folder"


    However, the thing that bugs me about this folder is that there is seemingly no standard interval for iTunes to check and add new songs - sometimes they sit their for days, sometimes only seconds (before they are automatically) - sometimes they never get processed at all.


    I wish there was a way to stipulate the check interval, or even better (because the process is especially flaky/spooky) to manually force the add (yes, I know you can drag and drop the add, but that defeats the point).