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I am a newbie to iTunes learn the tricks of the trade, and I learned a lot of ed2345, who led me to still more questions:

1. a few songs that I managed to acquire have nothing in the kind column. So that this information will be available on the impressions of my playlists, is there a way I can key this information in me?

2. I was unhappy to see small numbers began to appear to the left of the names of my songs, and I'm sure that must have been added when I said to organize my library. Is there a way I can get rid of them now?

3 re the small icons 'cloud' next to my name of the song: one with the line through it saying "duplicate". If I delete one of them, I will always have it on my PC? (This whole business of some things being only in iCloud I do not understand yet.)

4. a few other icons 'cloud' have an exclamation in them, which means that it is not able to be downloaded to iCloud due to an error. In all cases, there are an extra copy of the file in my library. Is this the reason why it didn't download?

5. I'm fighting a lot to try to understand how certain things can be on iCloud and others do not. I mainly paid my $25 to Match service so I could keep transfer my playlists (and songs) to other computers on my LAN House (at this point, I don't have an iPad, iPhone or etc..). Now, I noticed that in the preferences that I can share my share my library on my network, which is an Ethernet wired with 4 PC and a Mac. If I check that box library share will I still game?

6. on the other hand, if I want to share a playlist with a friend who has iTunes, I would want to use game for this?

7. Finally, I know especially with PCs; I just bought the Mac this month. I find it there any equivalent to the files of Microsoft Explorer, except on an external hard drive, I connected to it. Specifically, I can't find the directory structure accessed by iTunes - a feature that could be very useful for me, for example in the collection in a single folder the files of one kind or a particular type (for example MP3). We're not supposed to do that?

I hope that the answers to these questions will be useful to others, too.

Thank you.


  1. You can use Get Info and enter the relevant information yourself. Select the album or the titles you want to edit and press CMD + I (Mac) or Ctrl + I (Windows).
  2. You see these numbers in a separate column in iTunes or in the name column, or in the Finder? ITunes is generally tracks numbers which are useful for playback of tracks in an album in the correct order. In some cases where the unmarked files are imported into iTunes, for example those in .wav format, numbers in the file name will become the name of the track in iTunes and other properties such as artist or album will be missing.
  3. See on iCloud library icons and status - Apple Support. If your support is not entirely possible that different versions of the same track are treated as duplicates so that they should not be. If you have duplicates real then they should be cleaned.
  4. Once again see on iCloud library icons and status - Apple Support. This indicates an error with a load of attempt.
  5. iTunes game is a great service if you want to replace any old purchases DRM with DRM 256 k new releases, like on the continuous access go to the entire library of your iOS devices or keep libraries iTunes on two remote sites in sync without manually copying files to and from portable hard drives. If the goal is simply to move a library from one computer to another, it's usually better achieved by copying the folder iTunes set to a portable player and then copying it in the new computer. A network share can also be used.
  6. You can't easily share a playlist with a friend. Normally iTunes playlists are sorted in lists of references to tracks in your library. They work only import if all the tracks already exist in the same paths that stored in the list. Having said that this is something which can be done in a certain measure with music from Apple, because each user has access to a common library of streaming content from the iTunes Store and their rights to listen to it.
  7. Equivalent of the Mac of the Explorer Windows is called Finder. It should be pretty easy to find. Macs are more lenient if you move the files in the same volume, but usually don't. Let iTunes manage physical files on disk when you store the logical organisation within the library. See make a split portable library for images of the typical presentation of the iTunes library. The images come from Windows, but the General layout on a Mac is the same.


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