iTunes 5.0 doesn't organize music!!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Hank_Reardon, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. Hank_Reardon macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2005
    I've recently upgraded to iTunes 5.0 on both my Mac and my PC. The Mac version works just like it should; however, my PC version seems to have lost the ability to keep the music folder organized. Regardless of whether or not the box is ticked in the preferences, there doesn't seem to be any effect on the file structure. Changing the tags on files (for example, renaming a track, changing the artist or album name, etc.) leads to no change in where the files are located. Moreover, when removing files from the library, iTunes no longer asks me if I would like to remove them from the disk (all of my songs are located in iTunes' music directory). I tried uninstalling it, deleting all the preference files in "Documents and Settings", deleting the library files, deleting all instances of iTunes out of my system registry, then reinstalling it. I even set my music directory to my second hard disk and let iTunes copy all my files into that directory and it still will not keep the directory organized after the original copy. Has anyone else encountered this? I'm out of ideas here.
  2. Hank_Reardon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2005

    Just in case anyone was actually following this thread or having a similar problem, I have solved it. The problem appears when you store your music in the root directory of a drive. For example, I have a 40 gig hard drive formatted as D:\ in Windows XP. My iPod is 40 gigs, so I thought I would just dedicate this drive to iTunes. Well, if you set D:\ as your music directory, iTunes WILL NOT keep it arranged. I'm not sure why, but it is the case. If you make a folder in D:\ (or any drive for that matter) and use that folder as your iTunes music directory then all will be fine. Anyway, happy iPodding. I know these are Mac forums, and don't worry, I have a Mac as well. :)

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