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Organize the iTunes folder in Finder with iTunes 9
Authored by: CarlRJ on Sep 13, '09 01:32:43PM

I don't think it's bad coding, I suspect it's uncovering structural problems in user's iTunes collections (bad entries in the db, or disagreement between the db and the directory tree). It's moving the files associated with every track in your iTunes database (I'd be rather certain it isn't just moving the folders around wholesale), but if there's anything left over, well, what would you propose it do? Re-add the tracks? They might be duplicates; they might be corrupt; they might not be filetypes iTunes understands. It should, perhaps, put up a dialog saying that there were some things that it didn't know how to handle, and move those leftover folders into one top-level folder (though even that might be more confusion than it's worth, for the 90% of Mac users who don't pay attention to technical details on sites like this).

FWIW, I ended up with one extra empty folder, that was for an artist where I remember having done some odd file renaming directly in the filesystem. No other extra folders. I think the process is working as planned.

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