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    Default iTunes files going in the wrong place?

    When I download tunes on my iMac, from apple music, they seem to appear in the root directory of Itunes Media, and not in my music or Apple Music folder. I am not sure why or how to fix this. Any ideas? I've attached a photo of what I am talking about

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    Default Re: iTunes files going in the wrong place?

    I had the same happening to me after changing hard drives on my computer.

    I ended up deleting iTunes altogether, reinstall it and import all music album by album. It's a long and painful process but it paid off for me on the long run.

    You could try to 'consolidate music' or something with similar wording to see if that works for you.
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    You suggest deleting itunes from my iMac? Or should I just delete the whole folders, and let them recreate?
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    Default Re: iTunes files going in the wrong place?

    I'm on windows myself. I suggest you first try to consolidate the files.

    And please don't forget to move the files to an external drive before deleting anything.
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    Default Re: iTunes files going in the wrong place?

    The issue must be with the symlink that I made, for Music and Apple Music. I created a symlink on my NAS, and copied it to the itunes Media folder. This seems to be causing an issue, I used an app called Symboliclinker 2.1

    If I delete the Apple Music Folder (which is a symbolic Link to my NAS), then download an apple music album, it creates the directory Apple Music, and goes into it like it should. Very weird.
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