Is there a way to delete the files in my iTunes folder that aren't actually in my library?
June 10, 2010 7:28 AM Subscribe
I have iTunes set to both “Keep iTunes Media folder organized” and “Copy files to iTunes Media folder when adding to library.” Somewhere along the way I deleted songs from my library without also deleting them from my computer, which means I have a 14GB discrepancy between the files in my iTunes folder and the files actually included in my library.
posted by cosmic osmo to computers & internet (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
If I uncheck both “Keep iTunes Media folder organized” and “Copy files when adding to library,” move all of my music in my iTunes folder to another folder, then recheck both settings and select “Consolidate files” for all the music in my library, will that work to copy only the files actually in my library back to my “iTunes” folder? I don’t want to confuse iTunes and end up with 2 copies of all the songs in my library with half of them with a gray exclamation point next to it. I also don’t want to somehow lose any of the information in my library like play count, ratings and playlists.
If it’s relevant, I’m on OS X, iTunes 9. (Sorry if my question isn’t clear. I had some trouble figuring out exactly how to explain what I mean.)