iTunes - How can i delete files??

BoonDockSaint

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Original poster
Jun 4, 2010
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Hi guys

I have made a major clean up in my iTunes lib, but all the files is still located on my HD - Even if i accepted to move them to the trash (in the iTunes dialog box)
It is almost impossible to clean up the same files via Finder....

Why does iTunes not delete the files?

Best regards
 

GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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iTunes will delete files if they're in your iTunes Media folder, as selected in iTunes > Preferences > Advanced. If they're not in that folder, iTunes won't delete the files. You need to do that manually. Also, if you have selected to have iTunes copy files when adding them to your library (in the same Preference pane), you may still have the original files on your drive(s).
 

BoonDockSaint

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 4, 2010
10
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Thx

You might be right. I just tried to, but the files is still to be found in the iTunes lib even if i have the checkbox marked as you wrote.
I will move the entire lib to an other HD, delete all in iTunes, and import everything again, and start all over cleaning up.

Any way, it is a problem having to import everything to the iTunes lib. I have ripped all my DVD´s (over 300) and they are located on an other drive on my network. And with a little over 100 GB musik, i dont have enough space on my HD to import everything :)

But i will look into it tomorrow.
Thx again

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BTW... Happy new year :)
 

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
44,419
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