itunes folder

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  1. MynameisMud macrumors newbie

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    in my default itunes folder there is a folder called "Previous iTunes Libraries" what is this and is it safe to delete without screwing up my current library?

    there is also a file called "iTunes Music Library.xml" what is this and is it safe to delete?

    there is also a folder called "Incomplete" inside it is "downloads.bak" and "downloads.dat" I dont' know if that was already there or if it showed up when i downloaded Limewire which I ended up deleting. Is that safe to delete?

    another icon has the itunes logo with the word data in it and is called "iTunes Library" nothing happens when i click on it. I'm guessing that one is not safe to delete?

    sorry, i'm just paranoid about deleting stuff. i was rearranging my mp3's and somehow managed to lose a folder with about 15 files. so i'm kinda pissy now.

    anyway, i'd appreciate any help. thanks.
     
  2. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    Do not delete your iTunes Music Library.xml or iTunes Library. Those store the metadata database in iTunes.

    Previous iTunes Libraries are backups of old XML/binary databases from old versions of iTunes.

    Incomplete is from Limewire and can go.
     
  3. MynameisMud thread starter macrumors newbie

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