Where iTunes for Windows stores your audio files

You can find the song files in the iTunes Music folder using Windows Explorer or by choosing the Get Info command in iTunes.

iTunes stores the songs you import in the iTunes Music folder. You can find the iTunes Music folder in the My Music folder inside your My Documents folder (My Documents\My Music\iTunes\iTunes Music). In Windows Vista, you can find the iTunes Music folder in the Music folder (C:\Users\username\Music\iTunes\iTunes Music).

  • All of your songs or spoken word files are in the iTunes Music folder, including:
  • Songs imported from CDs.
  • Songs purchased from the iTunes Store.
  • If you have turned on the “Copy files to iTunes Music folder when adding to library” option in Preferences:
    • Files copied from the desktop to iTunes.
    • Files added to iTunes using either the Add File to Library or Add Folder to Library commands in the File menu.

You can also find where an audio file is stored using iTunes:

  1. Open iTunes
  2. Select the song.
  3. From the File menu, choose Get Info .
  4. Click the Summary pane, if necessary. The Where section indicates the path where the song is stored.


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