Finding where your iTunes files are stored

By default, items you import into iTunes from CDs are stored here:

My Documents/My Music/iTunes

Some items in your iTunes library might be stored in other locations.

Here are ways to locate where your iTunes files are stored:

  • Select an item in iTunes and choose File > Get Info. The path to the file is shown at the bottom of the Summary pane (the Where section).

  • To reveal the file in Windows Explorer, select the song and choose File > Show in Explorer.

For best results, keep a copy of everything in your iTunes library in the iTunes folder.

The iTunes Library file is a database of your library’s contents. If you move or delete this file, iTunes creates a new one the next time you open iTunes, but it doesn’t contain playlists, song ratings, comments, and other information you created.

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Finding where your iTunes files are stored