iTunes Copying

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by w00t951, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. w00t951 macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    When you drag in a file to iTunes, then it says that it was copying the file. Does this mean that I need to keep the original file in my computer, or did iTunes make a copy of the vid/photo and put it in the iTunes library? Not music, vids.
  2. tripletaker macrumors member

    Feb 10, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    You can delete the original file, because iTunes is copying the file into its folder hierarchy. To make sure, right click on the file in iTunes and press "Show in Finder." That is where the copied file is located.

    You can also turn this behavior off if you don't like.

    p.s. This is the wrong forum.
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Moved to the appropriate forum.

    Now I don't remember if this message is any different if you have iTunes set to not import music into the library folder (see post above) -- it still has a little bar, I think, while it adds it to the library database and does a sound check on it and so on. Much better to have iTunes manage the library, though, and just delete the files after you add them, IMHO....

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