Music and Movies in different places, my 1TB is almost full

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by BrutusMaximus, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. BrutusMaximus macrumors member


    Jan 26, 2011
    I got the message that my hard drive was getting close to being full, which shocked me, 1TB is a lot of space. I went digging through my music/movies files. What i've done in the past is downloaded music, moved from download file to music file, then added in with iTunes. well now i found under the directory Music/iTunes/iTunes Music/ with more music there. and with in the iTunes/iTunes Music/Music with what seems to be my entire library.

    Where should i start removing the files from. And which directory does iTunes use for the music.
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    If you have the following checked in iTunes > Preferences, iTunes will make a copy of every song you add to the library, duplicating your files. Either leave the bottom checkbox checked and delete the original files, or uncheck it so iTunes won't make copies.
    iTunes > Preferences > Advanced > organize & copy checkboxes.PNG
    If you want to split your iTunes library between internal and external drives:

    How to split a single iTunes library over two media locations

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