Automatically Add to Music; will folders work, or just files? Best way to manually transfer iTunes?

Created at: 2021-05-22 23:01:41
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Will this work if I drag folders into the folder, or only files? I got a Mac mini, want to manually transfer all files from 2017 iMac; what's the best way to get all my iTunes music into Music?

Answer #1:

By: Marlene Harvey PhD

Will this work if I drag folders into the folder, or only files? I got a Mac mini, want to manually transfer all files from 2017 iMac; what's the best way to get all my iTunes music into Music?

Answer #2:

By: King Cremin

Yes, you can drag files or folders into the 'Automatically Add...." folder (do this while Music is running) and in a short while it will add them to your library. Anything that is non addable (such as photons in the same folder) will get placed in a "Not Added" folder.



If you upgrade from a pre-Catalina release to Catalina or Big Sur, Music will pick up your existing iTunes library. Otherwise, you can just take your files and add them yourself, as above.

Answer #3:

By: Dr. Ramona Harber

Yes, you can drag files or folders into the 'Automatically Add...." folder (do this while Music is running) and in a short while it will add them to your library. Anything that is non addable (such as photons in the same folder) will get placed in a "Not Added" folder.



If you upgrade from a pre-Catalina release to Catalina or Big Sur, Music will pick up your existing iTunes library. Otherwise, you can just take your files and add them yourself, as above.