question (probably stupid) from a first-time mac user

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by miketheg, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. miketheg macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2011
    Proud owner of a new Macbook Air, and am now trying to figure out how the hell to use the thing. Most of my issues stem from switching from over 20 years of strictly Windows experience. I put a bunch of my music and photos on the computer. About 20 gigs of music, 8 of photos. I then imported them into iTunes and iPhoto, and now when I look at my hard drive use, I have almost 40 gigs of music and 16 of photos. Is it duplicating the files when I import them? What is going on here?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Depending on your itunes settings yes. Its copying your music to where it thinks it should go.
  3. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040


    Sep 24, 2010
    Plus iPhoto is putting your photos seperate also. What i did was have my music and photos on an external drive and let iPhoto/itunes import them. Any new photos are now going direct into iphoto and backed up on my time machine.

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