Clean iTunes directory

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by redneon, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. redneon macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2006
    I recently migrated from PC to Mac and have imported my music library into iTunes. During this process I had to rename lots of files and provide details for loads of albums which didn't have them. Needless to say, this took a long time.

    Now however, I have a lot of crap in my iTunes Music folder that I don't need and iTunes doesn't use. Things like .nfo files (yeah, I know) album covers and directories which don't contain anything.

    What I want to know is, is there a way I can get rid of everything in my iTunes Music directory that I don't need?
  2. quigleybc macrumors 68030


    Jun 17, 2005
    Beautiful Vancouver British Columbia, Canada

    Looks like you're gonna have to go through and manually take em
  3. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    This can be resolved pretty easily.

    The music folder only needs music files (mp3's, AAC, etc.). So open your music folder and hit Find (Command-F) and set the search for 'Kind' and select the drop down menu to 'Other' and then type in the file extension you are looking for i.e. .nfo (whatever that is) or .jpg or whatever else. And the search will scan every folder for these files and give you the results. You can then select them all and drag them to the trash. Boom! All Clean.

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