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    just leave them alone First click the checkboxes next to any number of folders or files to choose which files you d like to work with you can option click any checkbox to check or uncheck ALL the items in the list If you then click the Add to Library button PowerTunes will add the tracks to the selected iTunes library after which they will disappear from the list since they are no longer orphaned If you click the Move to Trash button those files will be moved to the trash which also removes them from the list Note that if you check a folder and click Move to Trash PowerTunes will only move the files that you see in the list to the trash Any other files which are in that folder but don t appear in the list because they re in the iTunes library will not be moved to the trash You can also click the magnifying glass next to a file or folder to reveal its location in the Finder When you are done adding trashing files in the media folder click the Done button to dismiss the sheet By default PowerTunes will search the media folder associated with the selected library but if you want to search a different folder for files to add to your library you can click the Choose Folder button to choose a different folder to search Copying music and video PowerTunes gives you several options for transferring music and video files from one of your libraries to another You can Import files directly into a particular library Copy individual tracks between libraries Copy playlists and their tracks between libraries Merge entire libraries together into a single library For various technical reasons the following types of items cannot be directly copied from one library to another Podcasts read here for how to transfer podcasts manually PDFs Digital booklets URL tracks e g internet radio stations Importing files into a library While you can still import new files into iTunes the usual way by opening up iTunes and dragging the new music into the iTunes window PowerTunes gives you additional options for importing into your libraries You can drag files directly from the Finder onto one of your libraries in PowerTunes and PowerTunes will automatically open up that library and import the dragged files into iTunes You can also drop files directly on a particular playlist and PowerTunes will also add the dropped files to that playlist after performing the import No song options are copied when importing in this manner Copying tracks between libraries You can copy individual tracks from one library to another by selecting the tracks you want to copy in the track list in PowerTunes and dragging them to the library you want to copy them to PowerTunes will import the dragged tracks into the destination library and restore any song options after doing so You can also specify whether you want the files for the dragged tracks to be copied into the library s media folder You can also drag tracks directly into an existing playlist in another library To do this drag and hold the tracks over a library for a couple seconds that library will spring load selecting it so that its contents are displayed to the right You can then drag the tracks over to the playlist you d like to add them to and drop them there Copying playlists between libraries You can copy one or more playlists from one library to another by dragging them from the source list in the middle of the PowerTunes window and dropping them on another library to the left All the tracks contained in the dragged playlists will be imported into the destination library and PowerTunes will copy over all those tracks song options as well PowerTunes will also recreate each dragged playlist in the destination library and add the newly imported tracks into the new playlist so you will end up with identical playlists in the destination library as you had in the original library Smart playlists are also recreated with the same criteria as they had in the source library Merging libraries PowerTunes allows you to merge the contents of entire libraries together into one Select the Merge Libraries command from the Library menu and you will be presented with this sheet that lets you configure your merge On the left side of the sheet you can check the libraries that you wish to merge together On the right side you can either create a new library to hold the contents of the merged libraries or choose an existing library Clicking the Continue button will begin the merge process If you choose the New Library option you will be given a chance to specify where to create the new library and what media folder it should use after clicking the Continue button Creating a new library for your merge lets you experiment with merging while leaving your existing libraries untouched For each library being merged PowerTunes will import all the tracks from that library into the merged library and recreate all the playlists from that library in the merged library The only things that can t be copied over automatically are URL tracks e g radio stations podcasts which can be copied manually and PDFs digital booklets All the options such as duplicate handling and copying song options that apply to track playlist copies also apply when doing a merge If the Copy music files to media folder of destination library checkbox is checked then all the music and video files involved in the merge will be copied into the media folder of the destination library You should check this option for example if you have music spread out among multiple media folders that you want to bring together all into a single media folder as well as a single library If the checkbox is unchecked then all the files will be imported into the merged library but the files will be referenced where they already are and new copies of the files will not be made If you check the Combine contents of playlists with the same name checkbox then if more than one library involved in the merged has a playlist with a given name then only one playlist with that name will be created in the merged library and all the tracks in all the playlists with that name being merged will be combined into the one playlist in the merged library If this option is not checked then PowerTunes will recreate each playlist individually and keep their contents separate so you may end up wih more than one playlist with the same name Customizing the copy process PowerTunes offers several ways to customize what gets done when copying items from one library to another These include Copying song options such as play counts ratings volume adjustments and more Skipping duplicate tracks when copying Copying album artwork for copied tracks Specifying whether to make new copies of tracks in a library s media folder Controlling whether to copy files to the media folder iTunes offers an option in the Advanced section of its preferences that lets you configure whether you want iTunes to make copies of files that you import in the library s media folder or whether you d prefer to have iTunes simply reference the existing files where they already live on your hard drive When performing copying operations with PowerTunes by default PowerTunes will respect whichever setting you have for each of your libraries Note that since each library has its own set of iTunes preferences you can have some libraries that copy music into their media folders and others that do not When you drag files tracks or playlists onto a library in PowerTunes to import those items into that library the arrow cursor will change based on this setting If you have the library set to copy music into its media folder then a green plus sign will appear by the cursor when you drag it over the library If you don t have the library set to copy music files then the arrow will remain the same However if you wish to override this setting for a single copy operation you can do so by using modifier keys while dragging If you hold down the option key while dragging this will force PowerTunes to copy the dragged items into the library s media folder overriding the setting that library has in iTunes Conversely if you hold down the command key while dragging this will force PowerTunes to not copy the dragged items This override only applies to the one drag and drop operation you re performing and the preference will be restored to its previous setting after the transfer is complete Copying Album Artwork To understand how album artwork is handled by PowerTunes you need to know that there are two different ways album artwork can be stored by iTunes embedded or downloaded Embedded artwork for a track is stored inside a music file itself This increases the size of the music file usually by about 50 100 KB but ensures that the artwork is always stored with the music file even if you copy it outside of iTunes Downloaded artwork is downloaded by iTunes from the iTunes Store and is stored in separate files the files are actually stored in the Album Artwork folder located in the same folder as your iTunes library file Downloaded artwork has the advantage that since all the tracks on a particular album will have the same artwork iTunes only needs to store a single copy of the album artwork for that album instead of storing a separate copy inside each music file on that album which helps to save some disk space The downside to downloaded artwork is that only iTunes knows which artwork file goes with which track s so if you copy a music file somewhere outside of iTunes the artwork will be lost When you copy tracks using PowerTunes it handles the two types of artwork slightly differently Since embedded artwork is already stored in the music files being copied PowerTunes doesn t need to do anything additional to ensure that the artwork is transferred along with the music it just happens automatically For downloaded artwork iTunes does allow other programs to retrieve the artwork data but the only way iTunes allows artwork to be assigned to a track is by embedding it So when you use PowerTunes to copy a track that has downloaded artwork to another library PowerTunes will import the file into the destination library retrieve the downloaded artwork from the original library and then embed the artwork into the file in the destination library If you do not want PowerTunes to copy artwork at all you can uncheck the Copy album artwork checkbox in the Music Copying section of PowerTunes preferences You can also embed artwork in existing tracks in an iTunes library without having to copy them to another library Select one or more tracks in PowerTunes that you want to embed the artwork for then select Embed Album Artwork from the Library menu PowerTunes will go through all the tracks and for each track that has downloaded artwork will embed that artwork into the music file itself Additionally instead of selecting individual tracks you can select a playlist to embed artwork for all the tracks in that playlist or select a library to embed artwork for all the tracks in the entire library Copying Song Options One problem that arises when using multiple libraries with iTunes is that if you use iTunes features such as rating your music or keeping track of play counts then when you import music that you have in one of your libraries into a different library that extra information is not copied over to the new library When copying music using PowerTunes it will make sure that this extra information comes along for the ride There are two types of track information that you deal with in iTunes some that is embedded in the music files themselves and some that is only stored in the iTunes library database For example fields such as a song s Name Artist Album and Genre as well as many others are actually stored inside the music files themselves If you edit one of these fields in iTunes iTunes will modify the music file to update it with the new value you just entered Since this data is embedded in the music files when you import those music files into another library iTunes can automatically read that same data back from the imported files so you ll end up with the same information as you had entered in the original library However there are a fair number of fields that are not stored inside the music files and are only stored on a per library basis Some examples are song ratings play counts equalizer settings and custom volume adjustments The set of non embedded data roughly corresponds to what you see in the Options tab if you do a Get Info on one of your tracks in iTunes Since this data is not stored inside the music files if you import those files into another iTunes library the data for those fields is not available to iTunes so your newly imported tracks will all have default values assigned for those fields e g 0 star ratings play counts of 0 etc Using PowerTunes to copy your music between libraries solves this problem After importing the copied music files into the destination library PowerTunes will transfer over all the settings from the original tracks to the newly imported ones The full list of data that is copied this way can be found in the Music Copying section of PowerTunes preferences window If you do not want this information copied you can uncheck the Preserve Song Options checkbox or you can uncheck individual checkboxes for those fields you do not want to have transferred The one notable omission from this list is the Date Added field iTunes automatically assigns a value to the Date Added field upon the time of import and does not allow the value to be changed by another program or even manually by the user so this field will not be the same in the destination library as it was in the original library Handling Duplicates When performing any sort of importing or copying using PowerTunes PowerTunes gives you additional options that let you avoid importing duplicate copies of a song into a library If you check the Don t import duplicates checkbox in the Music Copying section of the preferences window then for each song or video you try to copy to another library PowerTunes will search the destination library to see if that song or video already exist in the library If PowerTunes finds an existing copy of the track then it will not import a second copy of it PowerTunes identifies duplicates by comparing one or more attributes of the track against those fields of the tracks in the destination library The attributes it will use for this comparison are the track s name artist album duration bitrate and file type If PowerTunes finds a track in the destination library whose values for all of these attributes are the same then that track is identified as being a duplicate of the track being imported You can customize this behavior in the preferences to only compare a subset of these attributes For example if you don t care whether the two tracks duration are the same you can uncheck that box and PowerTunes will only compare using the other five values When you copy playlists or perform a merge PowerTunes automatically recreates the copied playlists in the destination library and adds all the same tracks to the recreated playlists as were in the original playlists If a duplicate is identified for a track in a copied playlist by default PowerTunes will add that duplicate track to the recreated playlist in place of the original track You can turn off this behavior if you wish by unchecking the checkbox for it in the preferences window Copying podcasts Since iTunes does not provide a way for other programs to access the list of podcasts you are subscribed to in your library PowerTunes is not able to transfer your subscribed podcasts from one library to another However it is not difficult to transfer your podcasts manually by following these steps Open the library containing your podcasts and click on iTunes to bring it to the front Select the Podcasts item in the list on the left hand side of the iTunes window Click the File menu then go to the Library submenu and select Export Playlists In the sheet that is displayed choose OPML from the Format pop up menu near the bottom Choose a folder such as your Desktop to save your exported podcasts to and click Save This will create a file called Podcasts opml in the folder you chose Go back to PowerTunes and open up the library you wish to transfer your podcasts to In iTunes select Import from the File menu Find and select the Podcasts opml you created previously and then click Import This should make iTunes subscribe to all the same podcasts in that library as you had in your original library Note that if you had episodes of those podcasts downloaded to the original libary iTunes will need to redownload those episodes into the new library Managing iPhone applications If you own an iPhone and have downloaded applications from the iTunes store into your iTunes library you may notice that your iPhone applications are not displayed by PowerTunes when you view your library s contents This is because iTunes does not include iPhone applications in the iTunes Music Library xml file that it writes out for other programs such as PowerTunes iPhoto iMovie etc to read Apple does not appear to be inclined to include iPhone applications in this file in the near future so for the time being there is no way to directly manage your iPhone applications using PowerTunes We will continue to look into ways to allow PowerTunes to directly manage iPhone applications in the future If you wish to copy applications from one library to another you can still do so manually The applications themselves are stored inside the Mobile Applications folder that lives alongside the iTunes Library file for a given library If you have applications in one library and you want to include those in a different library Use PowerTunes to open the library you would like to import the applications into in iTunes In PowerTunes select the library that already has the applications iTunes 9 or later Click the Media Folder tab in the lower left corner of the window then click Reveal in Finder Within the media folder there should be a Mobile Applications folder which contains the iPhone applications themselves iTunes 8 or earlier Click the Library Info tab in the lower left corner of the window then click Reveal In Finder A Finder window should appear with your iTunes Library file highlighted In the same folder there should be a Mobile Applications folder which contains the iPhone applications themselves they are files ending in ipa Select the applications you want then drag them into the main iTunes window to import them into the library Note that sometimes if you have updated an application multiple times you can end up with more than one copy of an app in the Mobile Applications folder e g AIM ipa AIM 1 ipa etc If this happens the best way to determine which copy is the most recent version of a particular application is to press command 2 to view the folder in List View then click the Date Modified column to sort the contents of the folder by date Whichever copy of an app is the most recently modified will be the most recent version of that application What can and can t be copied Due to technical limitations with iTunes not every type of item in an iTunes library can be copied to another library this applies to both copying music and video and merging libraries Below is a summary of what can and can t be copied with workarounds described where possible Music movies TV shows audiobooks iTunes U and ringtones all these music and video tracks can be copied from one library to another Playlists playlist folders and smart playlists all your custom playlist organization can be copied from one library to another Track metadata most track metadata can be copied along with the media files The main exception is the Date Added field which iTunes automatically sets to the date and time the track is imported into the library iTunes does not expose a way to change this value after the fact so if you copy tracks to another library the tracks in the destination library will have the date that the copy was performed not the date that the track had in the original library Artwork album artwork can be copied along with your tracks though the details of this can differ depending on whether the artwork was downloaded from the iTunes store You can read more details about how this works in Copying Album Artwork Podcast subscriptions iTunes does not make available the links to podcasts that you re subscribed to in your library so there is no way for PowerTunes to copy those subscriptions across to another library Copying your subscription list manually is not too hard though and that is described in the Copying Podcasts page of this manual iOS apps iTunes does not publish the list of apps you have in your library that can be synced with your iPhone or iPad so PowerTunes is not able to list these or copy them to another library This can also be done manually as described in Managing iPhone Applications iTunes Extras iTunes LPs PDFs and iBooks iTunes does not publish information on these items in your library so there is no way for PowerTunes to list these items or copy them to another library Note that as of OS X 10 9 iBooks are now handled by a separate iBooks app on your Mac instead of via iTunes iCloud tracks If you use iTunes in the Cloud or iTunes Match iTunes only publishes information about those tracks that have already been downloaded to your machine If you have any tracks that are in your library but haven t been downloaded i e the iCloud Download icon appears for the track in iTunes those tracks will not appear in PowerTunes and cannot be copied to another library Sharing with multiple user accounts If you have multiple user accounts set up on your machine e g for different members of your family you can use PowerTunes to allow one or more users to access your music without needing to keep around mulitple copies of everything There are two methods of sharing Media folder sharing This shares the contents of a media folder so that more than one user can access the same music This shares only the music files themselves and does not share iTunes specific information such as playlists or song options Library sharing This shares the contents of an iTunes library including the library s playlists and other information In order for a user to be able to use a library they must also have access to the library s media folder so when you share a library using PowerTunes that library s media folder will automatically be shared with the same set of users as the library Note that this kind of library sharing is only useful if you have set up multiple user accounts on a single machine If you are interested in sharing music or libraries between multiple machines on a network you can read about doing so here Sharing a library To share a library select the library you would like to share and select Share Library from the Library menu If you don t want to share one of your existing libraries but would rather start with an empty library to share first create a new library as you normally would then use the Share Library command If you are sharing a library that is located in your home folder PowerTunes will give you the option to make a copy of that library in Users Shared and share the copy instead This is the recommended way to do things since sharing a library in your home folder will likely give other users access to some portions of your home folder besides the library itself specifically other users will be able to read but not modify the contents of any folders in the path to the library file However if you wish you can also choose to share the library where it is You will be presented with options to choose whom you would like to share the library with The options are Nobody This is the default state where the library is only accessible by you If you have shared a library and wish to un share it you can check this option and click OK to revoke access to the library by other users All users This will make the library available to all users on the machine included new users that you create after you ve already shared the library Specific users This will make the library available to only the users you specify by checking the boxes next to their names If you want to add more users later on you will need to return and add those users to the list Once you ve selected the users you want to share with click OK If the media folder for this library is in your home folder PowerTunes will give you the option to move your media folder to Users Shared to prevent other users from being able to browse the folders inside your home folder that lead up to your media folder PowerTunes will proceed to change the permissions on both the library and media folder as necessary so that the selected users can read and write the library and its music Once this is done all you have to do is login as one of the other users that you ve shared the library with and that library will automatically appear in their list of libraries in PowerTunes Sharing a media folder If you want to share a common set of music and video among multiple users but still allow each user to maintain their own library with separate playlists ratings etc you can use PowerTunes to do so To share a media folder first select a library that is using the media folder that you d like to share then select Share Media Folder from the Library menu You will be presented the same options as when sharing a library but these options will only be applied to the media folder and the selected library will remain unshared Once you have shared a media folder there are two ways for another user to use that media folder with one of their iTunes libraries If you are creating a new library that you plan to use with the shared media folder the shared media folder will appear in the sheet presented to configure the new library and its media folder Simply choose the media folder from the pop up menu listing all the available shared media folders If you have an existing library that you d like to have use the shared media folder use the Switch Media Folder command in the Library menu When selecting a folder to switch to the shared media folder will be included in the pop up menu at the bottom of the file chooser window Details on sharing and permissions In order to allow multiple users to use an iTunes library or media folder PowerTunes changes the permissions of the shared files folders using a feature introduced in OS X 10 4 Tiger ACLs for a quick overview of how ACLs work refer to this page on Apple s website There are two main reasons PowerTunes uses ACLs over the more traditional POSIX permissions model First ACLs provide much finer control over permissions and allow PowerTunes to share with specific users whereas this is not possible with POSIX permissions For example if you have a computer set up for your family you can choose to have a library shared that only be accessed from mom and dad s accounts but not the kids Second ACLs provide an inheritance feature that will cause any new files created inside a folder to be assigned the same permissions as the folder itself This is necessary when sharing a media folder since if one user imports new files into iTunes and they are put in the shared media folder those files will automatically be given the necessary permissions for other users to be able to read and write those files without having to reapply permissions for the new files manually If you share a library or media folder with a set of specific users PowerTunes will assign an ACL to each file and folder containing one ACL entry for each user giving that user read and write permission to the file folder When sharing with all users PowerTunes insteads uses an ACL with a single entry giving the everyone group read write access to the file folder These permissions will be applied recursively to the entire media folder for a shared media folder but are only applied to the library file and its associated files when sharing a library Note that PowerTunes will overwrite any existing ACLs that are on those files folders although th POSIX permissions on those files will remain the same If you change a previously shared library to be shared with nobody PowerTunes will remove all ACLs on the shared files folders Common tasks and setups Here are a few setups that people commonly want to arrange with iTunes and descriptions of how PowerTunes can help you achieve these setups Store your music on an external hard drive Share your music across a network Splitting your library up into multiple libraries Using the same media folder with different libraries Store your music on an external hard drive If you already have your iTunes music set up on your internal hard drive and want to move it to an external hard drive you will first want to decide whether you just want to store your music and videos on the external drive or if you want your library itself incuding all your playlists ratings play counts etc to live on the external drive as well If you just want to store the music there just perform the Copying the media folder step below If you want to store your library database as well also perform the Copying the library step Copying the library Use the Duplicate Library command in the File menu In the configuration sheet that appears click the Custom location button and choose a location on your external drive to store the library A new copy of your library will be created there with all the same tracks and playlists as the original This copy of the library will still be referring to the media folder in its original location Copying the media folder Select your iTunes library in PowerTunes and then select Move Copy Media Folder from the Library menu Choose a new location and name for your media folder on your external drive and PowerTunes will copy your music there and change your iTunes library to use the new media folder Share your music across a network To share your music across a network you first need to decide where the music itself will be stored Choose which computer will hold the music then open System Preferences on that computer and enable Personal File Sharing in the Sharing pane Details on enabling file sharing on OS X can be found on Apple s support site at these links Sharing files on your network Once that s done go to another computer that you d like to access the music from and go the Finder To connect to the shared computer follow the directions on Apple s support site at Connecting to shared computers and file servers on a network When you connect to the remote machine it s easiest to log in with your default admin username and password since that will let you access any hard drive on the machine and thus let you store your music anywhere you want on the machine Once you re connected you can open up PowerTunes and set up your machine to use the remote library music If you have an iTunes library set up on the remote machine that you want to use on your machine all you have to do is add the library from the network drive to PowerTunes just like you would any other library Note that you must also be able to access the media folder that this library uses which is also most likely on the same machine If the library and media folder are located on the same hard drive then this is easy If the media folder is on a different hard drive from the library file e g the library file is on the internal drive but the music itself is stored on an external drive attached to the computer then you will need to make sure that your machine can access both drives over the network If you only want to use the media folder on the remote machine but have a separate library for your local machine then you can either a create a new library and use the Choose media folder option in the setup sheet to point it at the media folder on the network drive or b switch an existing library s media folder to point to the media folder on the network drive Important If you are using a single library from multiple machines and you open that library from both machines at the same time you may end up getting errors reported by iTunes when it tries to save changes made to the library file PowerTunes does its best to detect and warn before opening a library that s already open on another machine but there are some cases that PowerTunes can t catch and of course PowerTunes can t warn you if PowerTunes itself is not open If you do end up with a library open on more than one machine at a time your library should be safe but you will probably lose any changes that you made from one of the two machines When using this setup do your best to quit iTunes on one machine before opening it on another machine if both machines are using the same library Splitting your library up into multiple libraries If you have a large music library that is slowing iTunes down or has simply become too large to handle easily you can use PowerTunes to split up your library into multiple smaller ones Before starting the process there are a couple decisions you ll want to make First decide how exactly you want to split up your music and how many libraries you ll be creating For example you might split up your music by era 70s 80s etc genre rock classical etc or by type music in one library video in another You can create your libraries all at once before copying any music or you can create them one at

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  • Fat Cat Software - PowerTunes Help - Introduction
    have different libraries for different people who use your computer you can split up your media based on category e g put all your video in a separate library or all your audiobooks or even store your library on an external hard drive that you can then attach to another computer Create multiple media folders Not only does PowerTunes let you create multiple libraries but each library can have its own media folder This lets you easily store your media files on an external hard drive on a network drive or anywhere else you like Multiple libraries can also share the same media folder so you can keep all your music in one place while still being able to organize it among multiple libraries PowerTunes automatically keeps track of which library uses which media folder so you don t have to Copy music and playlists between libraries Since most of us already have a large amount of music in our iTunes library PowerTunes provides several ways to let you move portions of your existing music and playlists to one of your newly created libraries PowerTunes will keep your playlists intact as well as copying over your ratings play counts volume adjustments and other data that you ve spent time assigning to your tracks in iTunes Share libraries and music between multiple users If you use multiple user accounts on your Mac each user you have set up will have their own iTunes library with separate music and separate playlists PowerTunes lets you share a library and or a media folder among multiple user accounts so you don t need to have two copies of every track in order to allow all your users to be able to listen to your shared music collection Clean up your library and media folder

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  • Fat Cat Software - PowerTunes Help - About iTunes libraries and media folders
    folder don t necessarily match the contents of the library itself There can be files in the media folder that aren t in the library and you can also add files to the library which aren t in the media folder By default the media folder is located at Music iTunes iTunes Music With PowerTunes you can create any number of separate libraries as well as any number of different media folders Each library refers to a single media folder and multiple libraries can use the same media folder if you wish Typically each iTunes library is kept in a separate folder along with several auxiliary files folders that iTunes creates alongside the main library file These items include Album Artwork This is where iTunes stored downloaded and cached versions of album artwork for your library com apple iTunes plist com apple iTunes ByHost plist These files are actually put there by PowerTunes not iTunes PowerTunes keeps a separate set of preferences for each of your libraries and stores the saved prefs for a library in these files alongside the library file iPod Games If you purchase games for your iPod on the iTunes store iTunes saves them to this folder rather than in the main iTunes Media folder iPod Games Library Earlier versions of iTunes also keep a separate library file for keeping track of iPod games iTunes Library This is the main iTunes library file as described above iTunes Library Extras itdb A database file iTunes uses to store information from CDDB iTunes Library Genius itdb A database file iTunes uses to store information for generating Genius playlists iTunes Media The default folder that iTunes uses to store music for an iTunes library alongside the iTunes library file iTunes 8 and earlier names the folder iTunes Music instead

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  • Fat Cat Software - PowerTunes Help - Overview
    the library file is displayed and the Reveal In Finder button will show you that file in the FInder The total size of all the library s music and video files is also displayed here Similar information for the library s media folder can be found by clicking the Media Folder tab Playlist list The playlists contained in the selected library are listed here You can click on a playlist to display its contents in the track list to the right You can also drag a playlist and drop it on another library in the library list to copy that playlist and its contents to that library Track list The tracks contained in the selected playlist are displayed here You can change the sort order of the list by clicking the column headers at the top of the table e g click Artist to sort the list by artist name Additional columns of information such as genres ratings play counts and more can be added via the Show Columns item in the View menu Toolbar buttons These buttons allow you to perform operations such as creating a new library adding an existing library from your hard drive to PowerTunes library

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  • Fat Cat Software - PowerTunes Help - Managing libraries
    is to allow you to create and manage multiple iTunes libraries With PowerTunes you can easily Create new iTunes libraries Use existing libraries you ve already created with iTunes Switch from using one library to another Duplicate an existing library Delete libraries you don t need anymore overview Creating a new library About Us Our Products Online Store Support Official Blog Bulk Discounts Save by purchasing our bundled packages Find

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  • Fat Cat Software - PowerTunes Help - Creating a new library
    with the other files and folders that go along with it such as the iTunes Library xml file the Album Artwork folder etc The location of the library By default PowerTunes creates new libraries in Music PowerTunes where represents your home folder However you can click the Custom location button to choose a different folder to store the new library in The media folder the library will use Every iTunes library has a media folder where it stores its music and video files More than one library can use the same media folder though so you are given several options in the setup sheet Create new media folder This will create a new media folder called iTunes Music alongside the library file Use same media folder as library This option allows you to use an existing media folder already used by another library Both libraries will store their music in that same folder Use shared media folder If you have shared a media folder from another account using PowerTunes sharing features you can choose to use the shared media folder for your new library Choose another media folder This lets you select any folder on your computer to store the

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  • Fat Cat Software - PowerTunes Help - Adding a library to PowerTunes
    library list you can add the library to PowerTunes either by Clicking the Add Library button in the toolbar or selecting Add Library from the File menu You will be presented with a file chooser window that will let you select the library you want to add Drag the iTunes library file from the Finder and drop it into PowerTunes library list Once the library has been added to the

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  • Fat Cat Software - PowerTunes Help - Switching between libraries
    library in the list to make that library the active iTunes library Similarly you can double click on the icon of a library in your library list to open that library in iTunes If you control click or click and hold the mouse button on PowerTunes icon in the dock a menu will appear that includes a list of all your libraries Selecting a library from the menu will open that library in PowerTunes Finally you can also switch between libraries using the PowerTunes Dashboard widget without even needing to have PowerTunes running iTunes can only have one library open at a time so whenever you switch libraries PowerTunes will automatically quit and relaunch iTunes in order to open the new active library PowerTunes keeps a separate iTunes preferences file for each library and swaps out the preferences file each time you switch libraries so you can have different sets of iTunes settings for your different libraries This includes keeping track of which library uses which media folder so each library will maintain its connection to its media folder when switching Note that you can also switch to a different library by holding down the option key while launching iTunes

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