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Add Folder To Library Itunes Mac

When you purchase music from the iTunes Store or rip a CD, the album automatically shows up in your music library, either in iTunes or the Music app on a Mac. However, if you try to locate the album on your computer, you may find that it hasn't been saved in the appropriate folder, tracks are arranged in the wrong order, or certain albums have incorrect or missing cover art.

Add Folder To Library Itunes Mac

Let's say the album in question is a compilation with songs by different artists. If it's a new addition to your library, you can easily find it in the Recently Added section. Otherwise, scroll down to the bottom of the music library to find it under the Compilations section. The artist's name will probably be listed as Various Artists. Maybe you're okay with that, or maybe you'd rather set up the album under a less generic name and location.

First, let's move the album itself out of the Compilations folder on your computer and into a more specific and suitable folder. In iTunes or the Music app, click on the album to reveal all the songs inside. Right-click on the first track. From the pop-up menu, click on Show in Windows Explorer/Show in Finder to open the Compilations folder on your computer.

If the album is performed by different artists and not one main singer or group, you may want to include the name of the album itself in the folder. For example, I downloaded an album of songs from the Guardians of the Galaxy films, all by various artists. So I simply created a new folder named Guardians of the Galaxy Artists.

Go back to where the album is stored in File Explorer or Finder. Right-click on the album and select Cut or Copy from the pop-up menu. Open the newly created folder and paste the songs into their new destination.

If you opted to copy the album rather than cut it, you're then asked if you want to delete the selected songs or keep them. Click the button to Delete Files in Windows or Move to Trash on the Mac. The album disappears from the app. But don't worry, the songs still exist in your newly created folder. We're going to bring the album back using that folder.

You can now import the music inside your newly created folder. In iTunes, go to File > Add Folder to Library. If you're using the Music app, go to File > Import. Find the folder and click Select Folder to add the album into iTunes or the Music app.

In the Details section, click in the field for Album Artist and change the artist name to the same name you previously used to create the new folder. You can change the artists of a compilation album to one name. For instance, I changed the album artist for the Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 to say Guardians of the Galaxy Artists.

The album should now appear alphabetically in your iTunes or Music app library based on the name of the artist. Scroll to the right spot in your library or type the name of the album in the search field. You should then find your album nestled in the right place organized by the artist name you created.

Apple's iTunes is usually adept at digging up the right artwork for albums in your library. Whether you purchase an album through iTunes or rip one of your CDs into your collection, Apple's music player relies on a database called Gracenote to snag album artwork and other data.

Locate the album art file from the pop-up menu, then double-click the image. The image then appears in the Artwork window. Click OK to close the window. Now check your library, and you should see that the uploaded image displays as the cover art for the album.

Like macOS, Windows user account offers default folders such as Documents, Pictures, Music, and Videos. While optional, using these folders helps keep your data organized, accessible, and safe, since most backup and online syncing services protect these folders by default.

If you select Export (#) Items, you can choose the file format and quality level of your exported photos. You can also opt to change their size, include keywords, location, and other metadata, and keep your desired naming and subfolder organizational scheme. To minimize file size, choose JPEG as your Photo Kind. To preserve maximum quality, PNG or TIFF is the way to go. Also make sure that the Size option is set to Full Size, unless you want your images resized.

Step 1: Make sure the following two settings boxes are checked:Go to iTunes > Preferences > Advanced->Select: Keep iTunes media folder organized->Select: Copy files to iTunes media folder when adding to library

Should you ever need to uninstall iTunes and reinstall it for any reason, such as if your iTunes library becomes corrupted, you may be concerned about holding onto your music and not losing any of it. Preventing the loss of music is possible, but the process is different for songs and videos purchased directly through the iTunes Store versus media that you own and uploaded to your iTunes account.

Before you delete and reinstall iTunes, save a backup of your iTunes library. This backup keeps the music, video and other media that is in your iTunes library safe to move, transfer or restore. To create a simple backup, consolidate your library so that all your iTunes music files are one folder. This makes your backup easy to move and restore after you have reinstalled iTunes.

Open the iTunes Folder and either make a copy or move the iTunes directory to another folder or external hard drive to save the backup outside iTunes.

Any music files or media that you bought directly through iTunes are linked to your account and appear automatically. If not, or if you have additional music that was uploaded to your library but not bought through iTunes, you can restore the files,

On the other hand, the other two methods use cloud storage and online backup services to keep your music safe, including iCloud or a reliable service like IDrive. These may require a subscription fee if you need more than a few gigabytes of space but will keep a copy of your iTunes library available at all times, as long as you have internet access and know your password.

Businesses often use software programs such as iTunes to organize, manage and play audio files quickly. Your computers may hold audio presentations, voice notes, informational MP3s and other audio files scattered across multiple folders. ITunes helps you consolidate those files into a single media library containing all of your media content. Because the program does not automatically store downloaded or saved files in its media library, you must tell the program which files you want to appear in the library. Fortunately, you're able to use iTunes to search for audio files and add them to your library automatically.

To add different folders to Arq for backup, click "Backups" in Arq's menu and then click "Add Folder to Backups...". Or, just drag and drop the folder (or file) from the Finder onto the Arq main window.

We don't recommend telling Arq to back up your entire hard drive. Most people save their files within their home folders, either in the home folder directly, or in the Documents folder on the Desktop, both of which live within the home folder. Applications save their data within the "Library" folder (hidden by OS X) which also lives in the home folder. So, backing up your home folder should include all the data you care about.

There are a number of reasons why one might run into this problem; There could be separate libraries for different members of the family, you could have more than one computer (say, an iMac and a MacBook), you could have separate files for work and play, or you could have an iTunes library stored on an external hard drive to free up your computer from your 1 billion song playlist.

1. Go to iTunes->Preferences->Advanced. Select both Keep iTunes Media folder organized and Copy files to iTunes Media folder when adding to the library. Select OK.

As evident from the name, splitting iTunes library means retaining a portion of your iTunes media (say music that takes less space) on the internal drive and moving another portion (say movies and TV shows that take huge space) on an external drive.

Finally, I have one more tip that lets you create multiple iTunes libraries on the same computer. This is helpful if your family uses the same computer. You can each have your personalized music library. The icing on the cake is that you can even sync your iPhone, iPad, iPod separately!

Note: iTunes, by default, opens the last library that was open on it. If you wish that nobody else sees your songs and music, create a dummy library, and open it before shutting down the Mac or handing it to someone.


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