Why does Itunes create a folder within Itunes every time I add a new song?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by dx052, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. dx052 macrumors member

    Oct 14, 2008
    As the main title says I am trying to find out why Itunes adds a folder for each new song that I add to Itunes it very nice if you have a few albums but when you intend to add a few thousand songs it could becoming a House Keeping problem. Anyone got any ideas how I could stop this happening please.
  2. Howard Brazee macrumors 6502

    Howard Brazee

    Oct 24, 2006
    Lafayette CO
    I recommend that you play with your songs by changing the album title, and by checking the []Part of a Compilation box in the Info Tab. These will change where iTunes places your song. It won't take long for you to see how to manipulate these the way you wish.

    It's interesting that at work I have some songs that have paths and names that exceed what XP will handle. I have to shorten the names from what I had on my Mac at home.
  3. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    First, iTunes doesn't add a folder for every song. The iTunes Media folder is categorized by Artist > Album > Song(s). iTunes actually does a pretty good job organizing it's multimedia database.

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