Itunes taking up too much space on mac

HELP! itunes is taking up many space! ive supplied up 26 gb on my iphone 4, however on the computer system despite onl have actually roughly 145 songs, it appears to have actually taken up 60GB of my 78GB harddrive. i cant also sync anyeven more. this all happened as soon as i moved all my music from the downtons folder to another folder, all my music disappeared as i accidentally moved the itunes media folder too.

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after utilizing an ipod to computer music file transferrer regulated to make an additional library i think, as it asked me to sync one more library. my previous 15 GB of totally free storage has gone dvery own to 900 kilobytes, and also after i deleted stuff, i gained it as much as 8GB. then it began decreasing randomly to 400KB. ive dried disk cleanup, and its detected thatni tunes is taking up 60GB!!! please help me!!


User profile for user: threeoclock

Hello. the initially thing you must perform is go to edit, choices, then the progressed tab, and also ensure that the boxes around moving folders to iTunes folder and also keeping it organised are ticked. then, in the file food selection tbelow is asn option to screen duplicates. if you click this it will show you what duplicates are tright here. you must have the ability to delete them, but you need to maybe make a copy of your itunes folder just in situation. in future, you need to include things to itunes from the file food selection (file, add file or folder to itunes, then find what you desire to add) iTunes will then copy it to it"s library, and you can delete the original.

hope this helps


User profile for user: CCYM

Now i have run out of drive space totally, deleted every little thing, seems itunes provided up all my 77GB.

HOW?


User profile for user: CCYM

think i found the difficulty. i have actually two itunes folders, each via my apps and also music. one itune folder is in files, one itunes folder is in music. exactly how do i recognize which one to delete?


User profile for user: diesel vdub
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Simple solution... basically in all the rambling of the initial short article, you proclaimed that you made multiple copies of your papers, the iTunes folder and also various other media folders. Soptimal making multiple copies of your media on your hard drive. iTunes has actually done nopoint below, YOU produced your very own issue.


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for music, deserve to attempt to convert to AAC version making use of iTunes establishing and also this might aid to alleviate some room


Hello. the initially point you need to execute is go to modify, choices, then the progressed tab, and also encertain that the boxes about moving folders to iTunes folder and also keeping it organised are ticked. then, in the file food selection tbelow is asn option to display duplicates. if you click this it will certainly show you what duplicates are there. you need to be able to delete them, yet you have to probably make a copy of your itunes folder simply in instance. in future, you need to include things to itunes from the file food selection (file, include file or folder to itunes, then locate what you want to add) iTunes will certainly then copy it to it"s library, and also you deserve to delete the original.

hope this helps


Thx for ur assist threeoclock!

i regulated to recognize the duplicate folder and delete it currently have 18GB free space!

one last question- is dragging the documents from the folder into the library the same as just adding file and folders manually?

thx!


Hello aobtain, no difficulty.

yeah, if you drag and drop them it"s the same, however you"ll still have to delete the originals.

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60GB is an awful lot for 145 songs though, i think you could have actually more than one collection of duplicates. On my lapoptimal tbelow are 76 songs which take up 1/2GB (tbelow are more on my desktop)

It will certainly say at the bottom of iTunes exactly how a lot it is and exactly how many songs you have.


yeh, ive gained 19G room leftmy songsonly take up 1 GB, but my mobile applications are saved in itunes ad they take up prefer 27GB of room.

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i managed delete the duplicate ituens media folder, and also i store al m music in one folder, as if i delete the file next time i play it t will certainly have a excaltmation mark in itunes and also as me to locate the file so i have to keep it there.


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Question: Q: HELP! itunes is taking up several space! ive supplied up 26 gb on my iphone 4, however on the computer despite onl have actually approximately 145 songs, it appears to have actually taken up 60GB of my 78GB harddrive. i cant also sync anyeven more. More Less