how to prevent itune to relocate movies

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  1. macrumors member

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    i have a lot of movie traliers categorized into folders and subfolders. I just drag'd them into the folder Music->Movies where itunes keeps the other movies i have; when i added them to the library, itunes moved them ALL (from their original folders/subfolder) under the Folder
    Movies. is there a way to prevent itunes to relocate them out of their original folders so i can keep track of them (easily); once in the ipod i can have them sorted adding a prefix to their name (i guess or is there a better way)
     
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    If you hold down the Option key while dragging the movie file from Finder onto iTunes it will create a link to the original and won't copy it to the organized iTunes Library.

    Is that what you mean?

    -Kevin
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    i'm at least 24 hrs of trying and will let you know - thanks for the help !!
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    I suspect you have "Keep my iTunes Media Folder organized" checked in Preferences (under Advanced). Is that it?
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    how to prevent itune to relocate movies

    holding the Option key while dragging works… so i moved the original files out to a spare external drive so i do not have dups on the MBP and i added a pre-fix to the files to keep them sort of organized together while browsing my ipod or iphone
    for the moment this does what i need, thanks a lot for the help...
    BUT take a look at my response to Chimpy
     
  6. thread starter macrumors member

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    how to prevent itune to relocate movies

    yes, i do have "keep folders organized" checked and i have no idea what would happen if i uncheck it
    i had a lot of trouble fixing the effect of "compilations" (do not like them)
    BUT..
    i have several TV shows and i like the way iTunes does that, there is one folder under music and under that folder there is one for each TV show and its episodes

    that is exactly how i would like to have my movies organized in iTunes Music folder in the MBP and the way they sync into the ipod & iphone.. is this possible ?
     

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