iTunes Data....what is it??

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  1. Rajj macrumors 6502a

    Rajj

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    #1
    What are these data files?
    Can I delete them without screwing up iTunes?
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  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    The Temp files are for burning/ripping, you can remove the temp files just DON'T REMOVE THE DATA FILES... if you do you will have to rebuild your library.

    TEG
     
  3. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    wow... i sure as hell don't have any of those...

    and i thought it was annoying that itunes has created like 4 Library files...

    delete them, it should not hurt anything. Temp files are meant to be deleted eventually...

    what version of X are you using? which version of iTunes? you may want to reinstall iTunes (you won't lose your music, don't worry)...

    pnw
     
  4. Rajj thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  5. Falleron macrumors 68000

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    I have the same problem, there are nearly 1Gb of them (temp files that is)!! Fine, if I delete them, they will only build up again. How can I stop them being created in the first place??
     
  6. FredAkbar macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm, there aren't any temp files in my iTunes music folder. There used to be a few, but I deleted them, and I checked just now, and I haven't gotten any more. So obviously there is something that makes iTunes create these files...but what?
     
  7. arn macrumors god

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    I'd guess burning CD's creates the temp files.... and they should be deleted automatically.

    but that's just a guess

    arn
     
  8. Falleron macrumors 68000

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    I have never used iTunes to burn a cd, so it cant be that. I have ripped things though. Its as if they are just not being deleted when they should be. However, I have deleted these temporary files + over time they re-appear (even when I am not ripping new cd's).
     

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