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iTunes Library Questions - Windows

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I have iTunes 11 installed on Windows 8.

I have a primary library and then I added a directory (D:\Music) which contains music I'd previously ripped via various methods. It would suit me best if remaining music I ripped went into the directory I added.

How do I do this without causing any issues?
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by:Felix Leven
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Add files to your library without adding them to your iTunes folder

1.Choose iTunes > Preferences, and click Advanced.
2.Deselect the checkbox next to “Copy files to iTunes Media folder when adding to library”.

From now on, when you drag a file to your library or choose File > Add to Library, the item appears in iTunes, but the actual file isn’t copied or moved.
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by:networkn
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Hi, Yup I understand that, but the method I intended to rip via was iTunes, so how would that work?
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by:Felix Leven
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Rip in ITunes save to another Location ?
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by:networkn
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MrGraves: How do I do that?
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Davis McCarn earned 500 total points
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You can change the default location in Preferences -> Advanced: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH12365
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by:networkn
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Hi There!

Thanks that did the trick. If I wanted to move the stuff on c:\ to d:\ to the existing library how could I do that without duplicates or missing links?
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by:Davis McCarn
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That's actually another question; but:
Moving your iTunes Media folder http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1364
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by:networkn
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Good solution thanks.
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