Consolidating itunes files
I switched to Zune from i Tunes about a month ago -- I'm happy to say that I'm loving the experience so far, Zune really is second to none in terms of ease of use and "prettiness".There's one issue that's been bothering me though - from time to time I ran the "consolidate library" function in i Tunes, which just copied all files to the right folders, including separating the files by Artists and Albums. I've probably lost a couple of files already due to accidentally deleting them from my hard drive...Consolidating Your i Tunes Files Backing up Your Consolidated Files Community Q&A After buying songs and making new playlists, it would be devastating to find all your media gone if your computer crashes.In order to prevent this from happening, use a little forethought and back up your i Tunes media.In order to back up the data, you'll need to consolidate the files first, and then copy them over to an external hard drive. wiki How's mission is to help people learn, and we really hope this article helped you.
Thanks for helping us achieve our mission of helping people learn how to do anything.I've managed to assemble over 10,000 music files under the i Tunes structure, categorized by artist and eliminated duplications as much as possible.However, my hard drive contains many excess duplications that I'd rather delete to cut down on confusion plus should I hit the wrong key I may wind up with all the duplications back in the i Tunes library listing.Is there an "easy" way to determine which files the titles point to without testing each one or pulling up each one individually under "info"?There does not seem to be any way of setting up a columnar heading to show sources. Thanks for bearing with me Consolidate library and check the box marked Consolidate the Library and the box marke Upgrade.
There is no easy way to determine what points to what but the above move will move all your media into the one location.