songs missing in my library?

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  1. windels macrumors regular

    windels

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    hy, thanks for reading this, I'll try to explain my problem short and simple.

    My total Itunes library contains about 55 Gb according to Itunes. however when checking in the finder, my Itunes folder is about 74 Gb. is this normal? or did I not import everything properly? however, each song I randomly check is in my music folder as in Itunes. where are those 19 gb's?
     
  2. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

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    Any movies or tv shows?
     
  3. windels thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

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    1. How many songs do you have? Give an exact number.

    2. Go to your Music Folder, then iTunes, then iTunes Music.

    3. Select Every folder by pressing Command A. Don't select Movies, shows, podcasts folders.

    4. Get info by pressing Option Command I.

    5. A window will appear, Next to Size it should tell you have many items there are. Post that number as well.
     
  5. windels thread starter macrumors regular

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    yea, I had that idea too, but every album has his own folder so it just counts the number of albums...
     
  6. windels thread starter macrumors regular

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    I also tried to range the folders by size and see if there is one that has some movie files in it or something like that , that weren't supposed to be there. but the finder just puts them alphabetically. maybe because there are too many folders. I runs SL 10.6.1 by the way. and Itunes 9.
     
  7. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Are you running snow leopard?

    If so, finder uses base 10 calculation of GB whereas iTunes uses base 2, so that could account for the difference.
     
  8. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

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    I thought there might be something strange about the calculation system too.
     

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