iTunes USB external drive- deleting files

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by 2010mini, Jul 18, 2014.

  1. 2010mini macrumors 68040

    Jun 19, 2013
    I have a USB WD Mybook that I am using for my iTunes library. I have noticed that when i delete files, either directly from the drive or through iTunes, it does not show up in the trash.

    where did the deleted files go if not the trash?
  2. 2010mini thread starter macrumors 68040

    Jun 19, 2013
    My reason for asking is: How can i recover deleted files if it does not show up in the trash? Does iTunes have its own trash like iPhoto?
  3. Partron22 macrumors 68020


    Apr 13, 2011
    It sounds like your external drive is deleting things immediately, but it should be throwing up a warning message if that's case.

    Try doing a spotlight search for a track you've deleted from iTunes. Is the track still there somewhere? If so, where?
    You could add a track to iTunes just for the purpose of running the above test.

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