Consolidating itunes music
Consolidating as I've said will copy files that are in the library to the i Tunes Music folder and point the database to the new location. Does i Tunes build its library based on the Location preference found under the Advance tab? Could I do the consolidation 'manually', so I have more control over what takes place?So, yes you'll have extra files still in the original folders which once you are happy the consolidation has worked you'll be in a position to delete. (i.e Tracks are moved to the i Tunes folders, but I have no idea where the originals came from.) 3.* You can't do it manually, i Tunes doesn't "see" any moves you make outside of the program. If I'm hearing you correctly, outside of the "Consolidate" command, all management of music in i Tunes is handled internally within i Tunes (as in importing music). If I change my folder to that drive, would consolidate my library copy everything to that drive, or to the original (Main hard drive)or the external drive?I need to free up 50 gigs on the main drive to install some software.You should also redownload any previous purchases (music, movies, TV shows, etc.) and turn on automatic downloads for future purchases.i Tunes in the Cloud is not a backup service, and having a local copy (a copy downloaded to a computer) is the only way to back up your purchased media.Amazon makes it insanely simple to align music purchased from it with your i Tunes library, but you need the Amazon Music app, available for both Mac and PC, instead of just accessing the service from a browser.The app features two settings that open a pipeline directly to i Tunes for all Amazon Music purchases.
Files already in the i Tunes Music Folder have no changes made to them: Consolidating your library - Mac Consolidating your library - Windows Consolidating only affects anything you already have in the i Tunes library, it doesn't for instance scan for music files in other folders and add them into i Tunes. I have pretty broad knowledge about database design. I have multiple gigabytes of songs scattered throughout my hard drive.When you restore a backup on a new Mac, it will typically include i Tunes.Alternatively, you can backup and restore your i Tunes Library using an external drive by following the steps in this article.If you don't have "Copy files to i Tunes Music folder when adding to library" checked then the song files you add from folders on your computer will have their location referenced in the i Tunes Library file. Could I do the consolidation 'manually', so I have more control over what takes place? Since I have some of my music on the main drive, and now everything goes to an external which is which I changed it to awhile back.(i.e Tracks are moved to the i Tunes folders, but I have no idea where the originals came from.)* No, i Tunes doesn't support folder watching, if you move the files manually through Finder on a Mac or Windows Explorer on a PC then i Tunes will lose the location of the songs and display an exclamation mark against them in your library. If I can do this manually, would I simply drag the existing folders in the i Tunes folder, and relaunch i Tunes? I now have an internal secondary drive (or slave drive) where I want to have it all.