Stop certain files ending up in the Cloud. iTunes Library.

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by TangoCharlie27, Oct 15, 2016.

  1. TangoCharlie27 macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2015
    I guess I made a mistake. I always stored my 130GB iTunes library on my desktop.
    I have now noticed tracks missing and I am wondering if it because my Desktop including the library, is migrating to the Cloud. This is anew feature in Sierra to save storage space.

    Can I get the Cloud to ignore my iTunes library? They are hard copies, I want to keep them on my MacBook. I have Apple Music anyway.

    How can I quickly replace the missing tracks?

    Thank you.
  2. Lappen71 macrumors 6502


    Nov 16, 2012
    Where is your iTunes library located?
    It should not be in iCloud Drive or Documents instead it should be in Music
  3. TangoCharlie27 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2015
    Located on my Desktop. Sierra is pushing much of it to iCloud. Ive always kept my iTunes library on my desktop which now turns out to be a bad choice. It's a yarning, don't store projects or any crucial files o the desktop as it will be jettisoned to iCloud meaning the old path is now wrong.
    I need to get the flies back on my Desktop, move them and then turn on the Sierra space saving option.
    Any ideas please?
  4. joker00 macrumors member

    Apr 30, 2011
  5. Fishrrman macrumors G4


    Feb 20, 2009
    I suggest you create a backup of your music folder on an external drive, pronto.

    Better yet, a CarbonCopyCloner backup of the ENTIRE internal drive.
  6. DarkSorrow82 macrumors regular


    Aug 26, 2016
    Burlington, WI
    You should consider storing your library to an external drive. For now you might be able to download your library from icloud.

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