Can iTunes recognize a CD if it's in another folder in the Music folder?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by steven314, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. steven314 macrumors newbie

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    Checked around and didn't find an exact version of this question:

    Previously, I had my music stored in two places: my hard drive and an external drive.

    I grew out of the external drive, so I moved the external files to a much larger external drive. I am now in the process of moving my hard drive files onto the new external drive.

    However, I've run into my only major issue with Macs: the fact that identically named folders are replaced, rather than merged.

    So for example, let's say I have a Wilco folder on my external drive. I also have a Wilco folder on my hard drive, with different albumss. I can't just move the hard drive folder onto the external drive, because I will lose half of my Wilco albums (all the external drive albums).

    I recognize I can just do this one at a time, moving the albums into the Wilco folder on my hard drive. But I have several dozen GB of mp3s . . . it could take weeks.

    Is there any quicker way to merge the two drives without deleting any files?

    Steven
     
  2. apfhex macrumors 68030

    apfhex

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    The title of this thread doesn't seem to have much to do with what you're asking, FYI. There is software out there than can merge folders. I was reading about one just the other day in fact... ah here it is, Changes. I don't know if there are free ones out there, might be. My choice would be to just do it manually. I don't think it would take as long as you think, but I don't know how you have your music organized either.
     

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