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

TangoCharlie27

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Original poster
Apr 18, 2015
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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.
 

Lappen71

macrumors 6502
Nov 16, 2012
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Where is your iTunes library located?
It should not be in iCloud Drive or Documents instead it should be in Music
 

TangoCharlie27

macrumors member
Original poster
Apr 18, 2015
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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?
 

Fishrrman

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Feb 20, 2009
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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.