Consolidating itunes files
Apps and media you purchase, along with any files imported to i Tunes and all your interactions are kept in a special folder on your computer.
To locate the i Tunes folder on your Mac, choose Go → Home → Music → i Tunes in the Finder menu.
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You’d be amazed how much of your Mac’s storage is wasted on the i Tunes library.
All those apps and media you have purchased and downloaded over the years pile and clog up your Mac’s precious storage.
To locate the i Tunes folder on Windows, go here: Should you elect to have your i Tunes Media folder organized, i Tunes will place song files into album and artist folders.
Individual files will adopt the file name format based on the disc number, track number and the song title.
If you choose to prevent i Tunes from copying files to the i Tunes Media folder when adding items to your library, copying the entire i Tunes folder to an external drive won’t copy the referenced media files that live outside of the i Tunes folder.
That’s where i Tunes’ library consolidation feature comes to the rescue.