Opening songs(MP3s) in iTunes Question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jumpmanpro97, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. jumpmanpro97 macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2010
    I'm new to mac and I noticed on my MBP, when you open any song (from my flash drive) in iTunes that it automatically saves the song to the MBP hard drive. Is there anyway I can change this option? Like change the settings so that I can save it to an external hard drive instead? Or even just change the settings so that it doesn't save the song played onto the hard drive? Thanks, in advance.
  2. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    iTunes Preferences > Advanced > Uncheck copy files to iTunes Media Folder.
  3. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    There's an option in iTunes's preferences, in the Advanced section, called "Copy files to iTunes Library". It's probably checked, so uncheck it.
  4. jumpmanpro97 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2010
    thanks guys I was looking at the wrong place I kept pressing the advanced tab at the top instead of the iTunes tab > preferences

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