iTunes libary issue

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  1. Dozam macrumors newbie

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    Ok, I may just be stupid, but I was trying to clear off the music from my Macbook and add the music to my iTunes library from a network drive. The issue is when adding files to the library iTunes has to create it's own folder and copies the files, thus defeating my purpose.

    Any ideas as to what I can do, either with iTunes or with another piece of software, so that I can add my files from a network drive without having to take up space on my Macbook?
     
  2. BayouBengal macrumors regular

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    Tell iTunes that your library resides on the network drive, it's probably pointed to a folder on your computer and therefore copies it there when adding to the library.
     
  3. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    See what the default library location is - it may be on your machine, resulting in iTunes wanting to use your hard drive as opposed to store a copy.
     
  4. Dozam thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I found it. In the iTunes preferances under advanced there is a check box for adding tracks to the itunes folder when adding them to the library, I just un checked it.
     
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