stop itunes automatically adding files

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by bigmac2011, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. bigmac2011 macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2011
    Hi I just got a macbook pro and I`m new to osx.
    My first post here:)
    My question

    I downloaded an album using xtorren

    When downloading the albums stays under the downloads folder.

    Then when the album is finished downloading, I open itunes The album is already there. Looks like the album is copied to the itunes folder without prompting. How come?

    I think it is annoying. How can I stop this? I want to add stuff to itunes manually

    hope someone can help. thanks
  2. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

    Jolly Jimmy

    Dec 13, 2007
    iTunes > Preferences > Advanced > Copy files to iTunes...
  3. Sackvillenb macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2011
    Canada! \m/
    It sounds to me like you are discovering the itunes copy of the file as soon a you open itunes? As in, you have done nothing with your downloaded file (except download it) and then it's automatically in itunes already?

    If that's the case, it's probably a preference in your torrent program, where it automatically shares finished downloads with itunes (at least in the case of music), so I would look through the preferences of the torrent software to find that setting and change it.
  4. bigmac2011 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2011
    Yes. First time mac user, and I didn`t know. But yes,the torrent program linked the finished files to itunes. Found the preferences to deactivate it. Now I`m happy!

    Thank you so much guyes. Appreciate all the help
  5. quasinormal macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2007
    Sydney, Australia.
    from the xtorrent site;

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