organise music files software?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by paulhannon, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. paulhannon macrumors member

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    im finding music files in various locations on my mac.

    is there any software out there i can download that will find and organise these for me? im finding far too many duplicates.

    thanks
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

    Gav2k

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    iTunes can do what you want why use anything else
     
  3. paulhannon thread starter macrumors member

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    How do i get itunes to search for files scattered around my hard drive? im finding mp3s/m4as in documents folder, home folder etc
     
  4. linuxidiot macrumors member

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    I think by default if you set iTunes to handle it, it will search your computer and then organize them in it's music folder.
     
  5. tofagerl macrumors 6502a

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    1. Find all music files using Spotlight
    2. Drag all search results to iTunes
    3. In iTunes preferences, make sure "Keep iTunes Media folder organized" under advanced.
    4. iTunes -> File -> Library -> Organize Library

    This should then copy (COPY, not move) all files to one folder.
     
  6. linuxidiot macrumors member

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    What they said, thanks for posting the instructions, Im not near a computer that has iTunes installed
     
  7. paulhannon thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the replys

    but if i COPY the found files that will make more duplicates of those music files and use up more space which i haven't a lot left.

    i just wondered if there was a quick fix instead of manually searching etc

    Thanks again
     
  8. tofagerl macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, buy after wards you can do another spotlight search, sort the results based on location, and delete anything that's not in /Users/you/Music
     
  9. c.dub macrumors member

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    Try A Better Finder Rename, or do what has been suggested with iTunes, and delete the random scattered music files after.
     

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