iTunes Music folder twice as big as iTunes library

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Thanatoast, Nov 4, 2005.

  1. Thanatoast macrumors 6502a

    Thanatoast

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    #1
    So I downloaded Backup 3 from .Mac in order to back up all my music. I chose "iTunes library" as my backup source and clicked "backup". It proceeds to tell me I'll need 10 DVD's to finish the backup? I look at my screen icredulously, as my iTunes library is only 21.63 gigs, according to iTunes, and my small video collection is less than a gig. So I check my iTunes music folder in my home folder, and it reads 35 gigs. What gives?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    When you delete songs, do you click for them to be moved to the trash?
     
  3. Thanatoast thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    If you have a lot of spare hard drive space, go to the iTunes preferences and under the Advanced section, change your music library's location to a different folder. This should copy across all your music to that new spot, meaning you can then delete the original iTunes Music folder (or whatever you had it named as). :)
     

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