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mikzn

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Open the Music.App and drag the file / folder to the top left hand corner of the app - over the options
Artists,
Albums,
Song's

and let go - it should copy the files to your Catalina / Music app folder - might take some time for a large amount of music files

BTW - Same as it was for iTunes
 

SketchyClown

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Open the Music.App and drag the file / folder to the top left hand corner of the app - over the options
Artists,
Albums,
Song's

and let go - it should copy the files to your Catalina / Music app folder - might take some time for a large amount of music files

BTW - Same as it was for iTunes

Negative.

The Music App does NOT support drag & drop as iTunes did. A stupid thing for Apple to remove IMHO.

Choose File > Import and point it towards your MP3 folder.

**EDIT**: don't listen to me, I have been bamboozled. Drag & drop works.
 
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mikzn

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North Vancouver
Negative.

The Music App does NOT support drag & drop as iTunes did. A stupid thing for Apple to remove IMHO.

Choose File > Import and point it towards your MP3 folder.

That is strange - it works for me - Catalina 10.5.6 with Music 1.0.6.10

tried 2 times - dragging a folder from USB drive to Music.app- no issues

maybe it needs the preferences checked? - see screen shot

music-prefs.png
 
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SketchyClown

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That is strange - it works for me - Catalina 10.5.6 with Music 1.0.6.10

tried 2 times - dragging a folder from USB drive to Music.app- no issues

maybe it needs the preferences checked? - see screen shot

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Well I'm gonna have to rip another CD or something and test this, because every single time I have gone to drag & drop music files into the Music app since installing Catalina, it will not add them that way and I have that checkbox ticked.

I will admit it has been awhile since I have added anything new to my library, so I may be speaking based on an old bug in Music. I recall being annoyed by this cumbersome behaviour and everything I read at the time said you couldn't do it.

I notice now that the Apple article on importing to Music seems to have a *Tip* about using drag & drop that I don't recall seeing before. ?
 
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