My iTunes say its only 16.9 GB but it is actually eating up 44.7 GB!!! help!!

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  1. jfunkmaster macrumors newbie

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    I can't figure this out. I noticed that my hard drive (180GB) is down to 18GB available. When I starting poking around I realized that my music folder is 44.7 gigs. When I launch iTunes it says that it is only 16.9 gigs of music...

    Why is it eating so much space? help!! :(
     
  2. xxBURT0Nxx macrumors 68020

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    what about movies... they would show up in your itunes music folder, but i don't think they show up in your music count...
     
  3. apple1984 macrumors member

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    Your music folder also includes all the TV shows and movies that you have imported/downloaded through iTunes. How many videos do you have in iTunes?
     
  4. jfunkmaster thread starter macrumors newbie

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    excellent point both of you.... that makes sense... how can i see how many GBs those are taking up? (without clicking on each individual one)
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You could also have items in your music folder that are file types that iTunes can't import, such as .wma or .flac files.
     
  6. jfunkmaster thread starter macrumors newbie

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    got it guys!! thx... i have over 20GB of tv shows and movies in there... phew... I was about to blow a gasket!
     
  7. apple1984 macrumors member

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    Simply click on the "TV Shows" and "Movies" tabs in the Library list on the left menubar. In each case, the total amount of said type of media will be shown at the bottom.
     
  8. chown33 macrumors 604

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