iTunes folder size?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Tobias Funke, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. Tobias Funke macrumors 6502a

    Tobias Funke

    Apr 3, 2012
    I am trying to find out why my iTunes music folder is around 10gb larger than the music iTunes shows in the status bar ?!

    And pointers?

  2. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    Remember each category (Music, Books, Movies, TV Shows, etc) is listed separately. And iOS apps don't even show total space used in iTunes. There's also the Album artwork folder and iTunes database files.
  3. Tobias Funke thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Tobias Funke

    Apr 3, 2012
    Thanks for the reply.

    This is just the music folder.

    On my iMac the folder is an exact match for the status bar. (AIFF)

    But on my MBP which only has AAC music on it there is a 10 gb difference.

    Just cant figure out why!
  4. Thraun macrumors regular


    Dec 18, 2008
    Abbotsford, BC
    All iTunes content is stored in the music folder, which I know is somewhat misleading. This includes any movies you've purchased and downloaded from iTunes, and a couple of those would account for the 10GB difference.
  5. Pakaku macrumors 68000


    Aug 29, 2009
    Deleting music from iTunes, but not choosing to have it removed from the iTunes media folder, could also be a factor.

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