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question / i-pod/ importing songs?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by pentree68, May 11, 2006.

  1. macrumors newbie

    can somebody help me? i want to import a song from a source other than a cd into my i-tunes library. for example, i have a song on my desktop. i can easily drag it into the library and it plays perfect, but when i delete the song from my desktop the song will no recognized in my i-tunes library. the only way i can permanently keep a song in my library is to import it from a cd. i've tried going to the library under "file" and try to import the song, also tried creating a playlist, but as soon as i send my song from the desktop to the recycle bin, i-tunes can't play the song. what am i doing wrong?
  2. macrumors G4


    Go to the iTunes preferences, then to Advanced, then Importing.

    Make sure the box next to "Copy files to iTunes music folder when importing" is ticked.

    This means that when you add a song to the iTunes library either from a CD or by dragging a file etc. iTunes will copy the file into the iTunes Music folder. You can then delete the song from the desktop.
  3. macrumors newbie

    i-tunes import problem

    When I grow up (I'm only 23) I want to be as smart as you! THANKS!!!!!!!
  4. macrumors G4


    I'm "only" 23 too Barb, trust me, you don't ever wanna grow up.

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