Managing Your iTunes Music Library

by on July 15, 2008

Q: I have downloaded music to my computer and then loaded it on to itunes. When I delete the music from the folder on my computer, itunes won’t play it anymore. Is there a way to permanently move the music into itunes so that I can delete it from my drive?

A: It is actually rather easy to tell iTunes to organize your folder and to copy files to iTunes. If you are using Windows go to Edit -> Preferences… and then select the Advanced Tab and it should default to the General sub tab. If you are using OS X select iTunes -> Preferences… and then select the Advanced Tab it should default to the General sub tab.

iTunes Advanced Preferences

From here you want to select the first two check boxes Keep iTunes Music Folder organized and Copy files to iTunes Music folder when adding to library.


2 Responses to “Managing Your iTunes Music Library”
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    FixTunes can help you get your music library organized easily too. You can use it with iTunes or on its own to update your music library and get it to look the way you want. FixTunes can also add missing album art to your music library and correct misspelled and missing information in your library.