iTunes Media Folder

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by timmysixx, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. timmysixx macrumors newbie

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    I have my iTunes pretty organized but in my iTunes library in the application it says I have 126.10GB of music but when I click on my iTunes Media Folder and "Get Info" on the Music folder its says 137.56GB is in this folder. I would like to make them both match. Any ideas???? :)
     
  2. quasinormal macrumors 6502a

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    I believe it is because iTunes is seeing a gigabyte as 1000 megabytes whereas the Finder sees a gigabyte as 1024 megabytes. It the same deal as buying a 1tb hard drive and only getting 930 gigabytes.
     
  3. Mal macrumors 603

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    Nope. That would only be the difference in a printed label on a drive and the computer's reading of it.

    OP, it's because there's more than music in your library. There's apps, podcasts, videos, iPhone/iPod backups, and more potentially. Those all take up space too.

    jW
     
  4. quasinormal macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not convinced about your explanation. Finder says a folder in my music folder is 112 MB, yet iTunes says the same album is 117 MB. I think your right about the 1000/1024 thing though.

    Anybody with any other ideas?
     

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