Consolidating multiple itunes music folders

In general:- The best way to check if files are in a library is to drag the whole media folder to the library. If it is in the library is won't be added a second time.- If you have a second copy of a file and i Tunes does not currently list in its database then even if it is identical to one already in the database it will add it a second time.So if you have file xyz on the internal drive and the external drive and add them to i Tunes you will end up with two entries for the same thing in i Tunes because you really do have to copies of the files.

Of course, you do have the option, at this point, to delete the original files and only keep the newly created copies in your i Tunes library.

i Tunes is a multimedia software from Apple which organizes and plays audio and video.

Part of its programming is to organize your files into a library from which you can play music, movies, and TV shows.

I want to avoid having three copies of these files (two duplicates in the itunes and the originals on the external).

Furthermore, is there a best way to find out which files in the macbook's itunes folder are not being included in the library after consolidating everything to the computer's HD?

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