iTunes and Ghost Folders

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

  1. Punky macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2007
    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

    Jan 23, 2007
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    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


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    If your songs are in the itunes library can you right click on them and select "Show in Finder"?

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