Find my music not in iTunes.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by tmanto02, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. tmanto02 macrumors 65816


    Jun 5, 2011
    I just noticed that my iTunes media folder contains 141GB of music, however my iTunes library only shows 123GB. I'm guessing when previously deleting music from my library I didn't move them to the trash.

    Is there a way/app to locate these files and either a: delete them or b: add them back into my iTunes library?

  2. flynz4 macrumors 68040

    Aug 9, 2009
    Portland, OR
    iTunes> preferences > advanced > check both "Keep iTunes Media folder organized & Copy files to iTunes Media folder when adding to library

    iTunes > file > library > organize library > check "consolidate files"

    Now they should all be in your library.

  3. Pharmscott macrumors 6502a


    Dec 13, 2011
    Sacramento, CA
    I think the discrepancy between the amount iTunes reports and what you find in your \\iTunes\Music folder is normal. I have all of my musics (consolidated as above) in iTunes. iTunes says I have 6.88gb and the folder reports 7.39gb. Some of it is the extra "album" folders but that can't be all of it so it must include meta data and/or other data.

    Nonetheless, do the consolidate: you'll be happier having it organized for you rather than pouring though it yourself.

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