3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 9, 2013 10:16 AM by Chris CA
deb from sd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have somehow duplicated all my iTunes files... thereby taking up valuable space on my harddrive. This was caused by moving my iTunes "music, etc" back to the harddrive after using an external HD for a long time.

 

I have read the article saying something about files being in "ITunes Media", rather than just "iTunes". So, it seems that I should just be able to remove all duplicates that have the path without "iTunes Media".  HOWEVER, I am not able to find the FOLDER called "iTunes Media" on my harddrive... which seems it should be in the "Music" folder. 

 

Any guidance would be appreciated.

 

Thanks.


MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2009), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3), iTunes 10.0.2
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,870 points)

    deb from sd wrote:

     

    HOWEVER, I am not able to find the FOLDER called "iTunes Media" on my harddrive... which seems it should be in the "Music" folder. 

    The iTunes Media folder is located in the /Music/iTunes/ folder.

     

    Everything in iTunes is in /Music/iTunes/ folder.

     

     

    deb from sd wrote:

     

    I have somehow duplicated all my iTunes files... thereby taking up valuable space on my harddrive. This was caused by moving my iTunes "music, etc" back to the harddrive after using an external HD for a long time.

    How did you "move" the files?

  • deb from sd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I created a folder called "New iTunes" in an external HD over a year ago, and have been using that as my iTunes library. There is no "iTunes Media" folder in that folder.

     

    However, now that it is back on the computer, I have these folders in "Music": 1) GarageBand, 2) iTunes, and 3) New iTunes. Within 2) iTunes, there is iTunes Media, but no actual music files.  They are all listed by artist in the "new iTunes" folder.

     

    Not sure how to move the the audio files into the right folder.  When I export/import, it really doesn't move. Also, "moving" also tends to "copy".  I'm a little lost...

     

    Thanks.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,870 points)

    deb from sd wrote:

     

    I created a folder called "New iTunes" in an external HD over a year ago, and have been using that as my iTunes library. There is no "iTunes Media" folder in that folder.

    What is in this folder?

    How did you get anything into this folder?

     

    Look at iTunes prefs > Advanced.
    What is the iTunes media folder location?