How not to add music to library

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Romulus, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. Romulus macrumors regular

    Nov 10, 2006
    So, when I play songs, iTunes automatically adds them to library. I do not want it to do that... How can I change that preference?
  2. r6girl Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Sep 6, 2003
    in itunes preferences, selected "advanced" and uncheck "copy files to itunes music folder when adding to library." i believe that should just cause itunes to play the music files wherever they are on your hard drive without adding them to your music library...
  3. apfhex macrumors 68030


    Aug 8, 2006
    Northern California
    Anything played in iTunes is always added to the Library no matter what, but if you meant how to stop it from copying or moving the file to your iTunes Music folder, you can change that in the Preferences under Advanced. Look for "Copy the files to the iTunes Music Folder when adding to Library" and turn it off.

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