Consolidating library in itunes
(I can currently see them all in i Tunes, because I manually imported many of them there, over the years.) 2.Can someone explain how the i Tunes library system works (I'm not afraid of details). When you consolidate, any songs in the i Tunes Library that are not in the i Tunes Music Folder are copied to the Music Folder and the Library is updated to point to those new files. Can you tell me the technical details behind how the i Tunes Library files works?or put it toward Apple Music subscriptions and i Cloud storage plans.You can also give them an Apple Store Gift Card that can be used to buy Apple hardware and accessories at any Apple Store or at Learn more The i Tunes Store is available on all your devices, which means you can buy that catchy song you just heard or rent that movie you’ve been meaning to see, anytime you want.And since your entire library of music, movies, and TV shows lives in i Cloud, everything you buy is immediately available, no matter how you want to play it.(i.e Tracks are moved to the i Tunes folders, but I have no idea where the originals came from.)* No, i Tunes doesn't support folder watching, if you move the files manually through Finder on a Mac or Windows Explorer on a PC then i Tunes will lose the location of the songs and display an exclamation mark against them in your library. If I can do this manually, would I simply drag the existing folders in the i Tunes folder, and relaunch i Tunes? I now have an internal secondary drive (or slave drive) where I want to have it all.
You can consolidate all the files in your library in the i Tunes folder—for example, to make it easier to move your library to a new computer. The Consolidate function works as described above - it copies media files that are referenced in your i Tunes Library and are not in the canonical i Tunes Media folder structure into that structure. There are, however, multiple threads here addressing this topic (most recently Duplicate Tunes).
Purchased Music from the i Tunes Store: This will not work for (.m4p).
Although Picard is compatible with .m4p, it will probably mess up the release art.
This method is a bit more complicated to set up, but easy to use.
Fire up Script Editor (which is under Applications/Apple Script, but it will work with Text Edit).