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I have a folder full of music that I'd like to keep intact. However, I would like to synchronize this with iTunes. What's the best way of doing this?

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synchronize how? –  Nifle Jan 3 '11 at 10:45
    
@Nifle: That's the question! How to do it? –  FLX Jan 3 '11 at 13:01
    
iTunes is meant to be used as library management software. They only added the ability to not use it this way quite late. I don't think it's possible at all. –  Daniel Beck Jan 3 '11 at 16:52

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Perhaps this will help

iTunes Finally Adds Watched Folder to Automatically Add New Music

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Unfortunately not, since it requires music to reside in that folder and it will be moved around to iTunes' will. I tried this and it's horrible :( –  FLX Jan 3 '11 at 15:11

iTunes doesn't synchronize. You need to tell it when you've got new music. That said, this is how you do it;

Launch iTunes, and in Preferences, Advanced - UN-check the, "Copy files to iTunes media folder when adding to library."

Now drag your folder into iTunes and it will add all your songs.

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All fine and dandy but almost all popular media players have a watch/sync folder feature, there is no way to do this other than automator? –  FLX Jan 3 '11 at 13:02

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