Why is my iTunes music folder 27gb?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by WCunha, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. WCunha macrumors member

    Feb 15, 2007
    I just did a clean install of SL to get back some hard drive space. When I was bringing over my iTunes file I noticed the iTunes music folder was 27gb on the disk. When I open iTunes it only shows just under 9gb of music. Which is probably right since my entire library fits on my 16gb iPhone.

    I've tried searching but I can't find an answer. Has anyone had a problem like this before.

    Thanks, Wade
  2. sammich macrumors 601


    Sep 26, 2006
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Are you sure that you a) do not have movies/tv shows in there b) don't have duplicate albums?

    When you add songs you have an option to add to iTunes and copy to your iTunes folder or not. This could be the culprit.
  4. McGiord macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2003
    Dark Castle
    Also if you have subscriptions to many podcasts and are not syncing them to your iPod you can have that kind of difference between iTunes and the iPod.
  5. WCunha thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 15, 2007
    Yep it was the movies. I forgot that the movies are stored in the iTunes music folder. Sorry about that and thanks.


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