itunes folder

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MynameisMud, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. MynameisMud macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2008
    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


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    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

    Mar 21, 2008

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