Copying files to iTunes VS not copying files to iTunes

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Forkjulle, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. Forkjulle macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2012
    By default, iTunes copies my music into iTunes itself. I can find the files by right-clicking and revealing the files.

    Let's say I have a Music folder and want to manually control my music and let iTunes reference my music folder instead.

    What are the pros and cons, performance wise? Is iTunes happier when my music is stored in its own infrastructure? Or is just a personal preference thing?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    There is no performance difference in managing your own music files, rather than letting iTunes copy and manage them. In iTunes > Preferences > Advanced uncheck these boxes:
    On the same screen, select the path to where your iTunes music library is stored.

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