cleaning out itunes folder

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by firewire2001, Jan 28, 2004.

  1. firewire2001 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 2, 2002
    Hong Kong

    i am looking to delete files in my itunes folder that are not listed in the itunes library.

    ive seen applications that will delete aliases in the library for songs which do no t exist - and this isnt what im looking for

    most thankful for any help
  2. yamadataro macrumors 6502

    maybe you can just change the default itunes folder from the pref, and it might just move only the songs listed in the library to a new folder.

    I'm not sure if this will work though. do it on your own risk.
  3. 7on macrumors 601


    Nov 9, 2003
    Dress Rosa
    This is the reason why everyone should check the "copy song when adding to the iTunes Library" option in preferences. I suggest creating a new library and re dragging your music back into itunes.
  4. alset macrumors 65816


    Nov 9, 2002
    East Bay, CA
    That's not realistic. Those of us with huge libraries often can't afford to burn disk space on the boot drive and end up keeping everything on a different disk.

    To solve this problem, I'd suggest copying all the tracks from the iTunes Library browser to a folder in the Finder (assuming you have space). Next, delete all the files in your iTunes Music directory. Now the tracks you wanted to keep are backed up and the ones that you weren't storing in your library have been removed.

  5. firewire2001 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 2, 2002
    Hong Kong
    oh thats brilliant thanks

    i dont really understand how that is pertinent? but if you want to have all itunes files in one place you can click on consolidte library...?


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