Putting Music in iTunes

Discussion in 'iTunes' started by bballrob, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. bballrob

    bballrob Genius

    Oct 11, 2009
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    I have some music I've downloaded from the internet that is currently in my Downloads Folder on my MacBook Pro.

    Do I understand correctly that once I drag and drop that music into iTunes that those files are copied to another folder, and at that point I now have 2 copies of those songs/albums on my MBP? So I'm OK to delete the copy in the Downloads folder without affecting my ability to play that song in iTunes and/or sync it to my iDevices?
  2. Europa

    Europa Moderator
    Senior Moderator

    Dec 12, 2008
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    Correct. You can delete them from the downloads folder after importing them in iTunes.
  3. acosmichippo

    acosmichippo Genius

    Sep 10, 2007
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    If you want to check, right click on the songs in iTunes, and select "View in Finder/Explorer". This will show you which music file is linked with the entry in the iTunes Library.
  4. Kriss

    Kriss Zealot

    Jun 8, 2008
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    Just to clarify a point... make sure "copy to iTunes folder is selected before you delete the music from your downloads folder, or it will all go away.

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