stop itunes automatically adding files

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by bigmac2011, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2011
    Hi I just got a macbook pro and I`m new to osx.
    My first post here:)
    My question

    I downloaded an album using xtorren

    When downloading the albums stays under the downloads folder.

    Then when the album is finished downloading, I open itunes The album is already there. Looks like the album is copied to the itunes folder without prompting. How come?

    I think it is annoying. How can I stop this? I want to add stuff to itunes manually

    hope someone can help. thanks
  2. macrumors 65816

    Jolly Jimmy

    Dec 13, 2007
    iTunes > Preferences > Advanced > Copy files to iTunes...
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2011
    Canada! \m/
    It sounds to me like you are discovering the itunes copy of the file as soon a you open itunes? As in, you have done nothing with your downloaded file (except download it) and then it's automatically in itunes already?

    If that's the case, it's probably a preference in your torrent program, where it automatically shares finished downloads with itunes (at least in the case of music), so I would look through the preferences of the torrent software to find that setting and change it.
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2011
    Yes. First time mac user, and I didn`t know. But yes,the torrent program linked the finished files to itunes. Found the preferences to deactivate it. Now I`m happy!

    Thank you so much guyes. Appreciate all the help
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2007
    Sydney, Australia.
    from the xtorrent site;

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