importing vs. adding file to library

Discussion in 'iPod' started by zephyrlily, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. zephyrlily macrumors newbie

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    What's the difference between 'importing' a file and 'addding a file' to itunes library?
    I have a shared file folder where I transfer files to itunes library, I've been using 'import', I noticed one file I erased from the shared folder was no longer readable in the library, ( I thought itunes would've made a duplicate copy when imported, and not read the original source).
     
  2. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

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    I'm not sure what the difference between importing ad adding is. I think they are the same.

    iTunes will only make a copy if that option is selected in the preferences (under the "advanced" settings)
     
  3. furcalchick macrumors 68020

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    add to library will let you add multiple files, while import will only allow you to add one at a time, at least from my experience.
     

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