i download mixtapes, once i put them i tunes can i delete the folers/files?

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  1. aliensarecool macrumors 6502a

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  2. lazard macrumors 65816

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    yes
     
  3. aliensarecool thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. lazard macrumors 65816

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    if you delete the files, they will not be available in itunes.
     
  5. aliensarecool thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    itunes doesn't add them to a separate folder? what is best way move em to new pc when i get one? drag itunes library in a folder and then just put on a external drive
     
  6. falterego macrumors 6502

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    More of a "depends" kind of situation. If you have this box checked in preferences then you can delete the files from your download folder since they'll be copied to your iTunes library folder. I prefer this method so that I don't have to think about where all my music is, it's in one single easy to backup folder.

    If that box is not checked then deleting the files will surely f s up.
     

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  7. aliensarecool thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i really appreciate when people take the time to make a longer post for someone slower.
     
  8. falterego macrumors 6502

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    I don't see it as a matter of slower, maybe unfamiliar. I hope I was able to help prevent deleting some good tunes. I don't know what I'd do without some of my music.
     
  9. aliensarecool thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    so if that box is checked, i can delete all other locations of music
     
  10. sn macrumors 6502

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    Basically, once the song shows up in iTunes, you can delete the file from wherever it downloaded to your computer (probably 'downloads' but could be desktop or somewhere else). Just make sure NOT to delete from the folder called 'iTunes media' or something similar. The folder you should not be deleting anything from is located at: Music > iTunes > iTunes Media > Music (at least this is where it is on mine and should be the same on yours). Maybe you could test it out by deleting a file and seeing if it disappears in iTunes. Hope this helps.
     
  11. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Yes. That is the case.
     

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