Adding music directly to the "iTunes music" folder

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Matt-Man-Plus, May 31, 2009.

  1. Matt-Man-Plus macrumors regular

    Mar 20, 2008
    I was under the impression that you could just put new songs right into this folder and they would show up in iTunes. I added a bunch of music files (correct format of course) to this folder and they don't show up. I still have to use "Add to library" and browse to the actual folder and song for it to show up. What gives?
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    iTunes doesn't monitor the folder ... the files have to be added to the database.
  3. JCastro macrumors 6502a

    Feb 12, 2008
    Yes you do need to "add to library". Just like r.j.s. said, iTunes does not know that you put something in the folder.

    Keep in mind that if you have iTunes setup to keep everything organized it will create a copy of everything.

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