Automatically have songs deleted after copied into iTunes folder?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by nStyle, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. nStyle macrumors 65816

    Dec 6, 2009
    Well the title basically asks my question.

    Is there an option I can set to where my computer will automatically delete the songs from the hard drive after it copies them to the iTunes folder? There is no sense in wasting space, and it seems trivial to have to delete them manually after they were copied automatically.

    Also is there a setting to prevent iTunes from automatically adding and copying a song to it's library when a new song is played from any location on the hard drive?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    There is no option to automatically delete files, for your security.
    It will automatically add to the library, but you can stop it from copying, by going to iTunes > Preferences > Advanced:
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  3. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

    Jolly Jimmy

    Dec 13, 2007
    If you use the "automatically add to itunes" folder to add files they will be moved to the itunes folder and not copied.

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