iTunes and Ghost Folders

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Punky, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. Punky macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I'm a bit new at this Mac thing, so I was hoping you could give me a hand.

    I've been using the LAME codec for iTunes to do my ripping and I've been using an external HD for storing the MP3s. The default directory is EXTERNAL HD/MP3.

    Normally it works great. Sounds fine right? Not quite. Here's where the problem comes in.

    At one point, I started ripping a CD without my External HD plugged in. So iTunes / LAME went and created this odd ghost folder tree called EXTERNAL/MP3 which can only be seen by iTunes, Torq (my DJing program which has iTunes integration), and XNJB (my PC-compatible MP3 player workaround program). In the "choose default iTunes folder" screen, this EXTERNAL/MP3 folder tree appears alongside my Network, HD, and EXTERNAL HD icons.

    However, this folder tree doesn't appear in the finder!!! So I can't move, control, or address these freaking files! I like keeping my folders very clean cut, so this is very irritating.

    How can I get rid of these folders and files and make sure this doesn't happen again? Any advice will be welcomed and appreciated. Thanks!!!!!
     
  2. Punky thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Weird. I thought it would default back to the Music folder. If you unplug the external drive, does it still appear there in iTunes?
     
  4. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    If your songs are in the itunes library can you right click on them and select "Show in Finder"?
     

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