Prevent iTunes from moving songs when adding to Music Library [SOLVED]

iTunes exhibitsĀ a potentiallyĀ problematic behavior when adding songs. Specifically, when you add songs to an iTunes music library. By default iTunesĀ copies songs to the “iTunes Media folder. This can be rather wasteful as you can end up with a ton of space used by the duplicate media, potentially eatingĀ up a huge chunk ofĀ your SSD/HDD space. šŸ™

Thankfully, this behavior can be adjusted easily. šŸ™‚ Here is the spot to make the change:

iTunes -> Preferences -> Advanced

Uncheck "copy files to iTunes Media folder when adding to Library"

Uncheck “copy files to iTunes Media folder when adding to Library”

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