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Files stored on one’s computer can often be misplaced or difficult to locate … that is unless they can be found in an iTunes playlist or library!
In today’s posting will show our readers how they can identify a specific file’s location on their computer’s hard drive using iTunes.
Where Is It?
That seems to be the big question here today, and provided that our readers are able to locate the file in question within either their iTunes library or an iTunes playlist, the file’s location will be a secret no longer.
When viewing an iTunes playlist or library, our readers should see the files ordered in a series of columns within a table-like structure, garnished with track titles, genre, length, rating and so forth. Our readers should also see a search field near the top right of their iTunes client.
Using the navigation options (library, playlists, etc.) on the left and the search bar on the top right, our readers should be able to bring up the entry to be located.
When the entry is visible, our readers can begin by selecting the item with a simple click, thus highlighting the desired entry and enabling further discovery.
From the iTunes menu, select File –> Get Info.
This process can also be done by using the (PC) keyboard shortcut Ctrl+I (command+I for Mac users), or by right-clicking an entry and selecting “Get Info“.
At this point, a pop-up should appear with tabs running across the top, information throughout the center, and a field at the bottom labeled, “Where“.
This location referenced immediately after the word “Where” is the exact location of the file on the computer’s hard drive our readers are using in this process.
Wait. There’s an easier way!
An even simpler way to get one’s hands on the file in question is to instead of choosing “Get Info” from the File/right-click menu as stated above, choose “Show in Windows Explorer” or for our Mac friends, “Show in Finder“.
There are some keyboard shortcuts here as well for those inclined … Ctrl+Shift+R for PC users and command+Shift+R on the Mac.
This process will bring up an explorer/finder window with the desired file highlighted and ready for user access.
Saaaayyyy … that was pretty easy, wasn’t it?!
Now this elusive file can be opened with editing software, uploaded, burned, shared or possibly even be given the opportunity to live out it’s own digital destiny … whatever we can think up, really.
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