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Moving Music into iTunes

Ripping CDs isn't the only way to put music files on your computer. Suppose that you've downloaded some audio files from the Web and want to put them in iTunes. You have three ways to do that:

  • In iTunes, choose File > Add to Library.

    When you choose this command, the Add To Library window appears. Navigate to the file, folder, or volume you want to add to iTunes, and click Open ( FIGURE 3.4 ). iTunes decides which files it thinks it can play and adds them to the Library.


    Figure 3.4 The Add To Library navigation window

  • Drag files, folders, or entire volumes to the iTunes icon in Mac OS X's Dock, the iTunes icon in Windows' Start menu (if you've pinned iTunes to this menu), or the iTunes icon in either operating system (at which point iTunes launches and adds the dragged files to the Library).
  • Drag files, folders, or entire volumes into iTunes' main window.

    In the Mac versions of iTunes, you'll find songs in the iTunes Music folder within the iTunes folder inside the Music folder inside your OS X user folder. So, for example, the path to my iTunes music files would be chris/Music/iTunes/iTunes Music.

    Windows users will find their iTunes Music folder by following this path: yourusername/My Music/iTunes/iTunes Music.

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