How come I deleted songs in iTunes but they are still on my computer?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Starshade, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. Starshade macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hello,

    I deleted a bunch of stuff from iTunes but it's still on my computer, why is this?

    If you're wondering, yes I did select "move to trash" and then emptied my trash...and mysteriously the files are still here? I'm dying of frustration over here...please help....
     
  2. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

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    Do you have 'Copy files to iTunes media folder when adding to library' checked in prefs > advanced ?
     
  3. Starshade thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes I do have that box checked. Should I uncheck it?
     
  4. Bruno09, Sep 9, 2013
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    Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    What exactly is "still here" ? The songs in iTunes, or the files themselves ?

    If it is the files, where do you see them ?
     
  5. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    It is a two step process--you are asked if you want to delete the files from your hard drive. If you don't choose to delete them, then they remain--all that is deleted it the entry in the iTunes database.
     

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