Delete file AFTER "Add to library" ?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by MacMike81, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. MacMike81 macrumors member

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    #1
    I am looking to free up some HDD space. I notice that Itunes has its own music folder with what appears as duplicates of everything ive added.

    Can i delete the original mp3 AFTER importing it into Itunes?

    (to be more specific i plan to move all my ripped music to an external HDD)
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    Yes. If you use iTunes "Organize Library" everything is coppied to the same folder as the iTunes Library File, then you can do whatever you want with the originals.

    TEG
     
  3. MacMike81 thread starter macrumors member

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    I think i remember selecting that, but to be absolutely sure, how do i check ?
     
  4. MacMike81 thread starter macrumors member

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    This might answer my question.

    preferences->advanced

    i notice there is a check box "Copy files to iTunes Media folder when adding to Library"

    :)

    time to move some music...
     

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