iTunes:keep itunes media folder organized???

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by gianthobbit, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. gianthobbit macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2010
    My collection of iTunes music and movies has outgrown my internal hardrive. So I uncheck Copy Files to iTunes Media Folder when adding to library.

    What does not make sense to me however is the check box above. "keep itunes media folder organized". This really confuses me because if I am not moving the files into the media libary why would it want to rearrange the files? So does that mean for example that on my external hardrive its going to move the original source files?


    Thanks much!
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    You're not moving the files to the media folder if you are copying them- copies get made and placed in the media folder. The option to keep it organized means iTunes reads the metadata of the files and categorizes them according to the way it thinks it should be categorized.

    So, you are correct to be confused about iTunes rearranging files- because it is not rearranging anything. It is "arranging" them.
  3. gianthobbit thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2010
    I seeee, its taking the existing meta data and applying it to the how it organized in iTunes. Thanks!

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