Itunes geniuses

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by simple20, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. simple20 macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2010
    Hey gents/ladies

    The first thing I did when I installed itunes was delete all those ridiculous playlists. But I've aged considerably in the past few months, and with my age has come wisdom. Maybe that 'recently added' playlist was a pretty legit idea... any idea how to get that back? I'm on a mac, with the most recent version of itunes. Another question, like my pics, I have no idea where my music is actually stored on my mac. I mean there's itunes and iphoto, but theres no music or pic folder like windows. If I uninstall itunes and then reinstall it to ge tback that playlist will all my music be gone?

    Thanks :)
  2. kuebby macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2007
    Those playlists are just basic Smart Playlists.

    The "Recently Added is:
    Match all the following conditions:
    Date added is in the last 14 days.
    Media Kind is not podcast.
    Live Updating checked.

    I also like the Recently Played, which I limit to the past 7 days but I think the default is 14.

    To make a playlist just click File then Make Smart Playlist. Play around with the options, it's a really powerful playlist maker.

    Your Mac also DOES have a Pictures and Music folder, they're even easier to find than on Windows so I have trouble believing you even looked, or bothered searching anywhere before posting. That being said there is a Pictures and a Music folder in your user directory. (Under Users/(Your User Name). There should also be shortcuts to both in the sidebar of Finder (making it so easy a monkey could find them).

    Lastly, this is the wrong forum to post this in. You've been on this site almost a year, you should know that 'iPhone hacks' couldn't possibly be the right forum to post a question about iTunes in.
  3. rlav macrumors member

    Mar 25, 2009
    To recreate that playlist, go to iTunes, do File-> create new smart playlist, check the 2nd option and select "recently played". Name it what you want, sync, and you should be good to go.

    Also, On OS X there is a "Music" and "Pictures" folder just like windows, if you go to finder and select your home folder,(Has a picture of a house) you should find it there. Or, to find the music while in iTunes select a song, right click, and select show in finder.
  4. simple20 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2010

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