The iTunes media folder is the folder location on your Windows PC where your iTunes media files are stored. If you open this folder, you will find a number of different folders that each contain the files that you have in your iTunes library. But you might be having trouble finding this folder location, which can make it difficult to copy, edit or move the files stored within the folder. Luckily you can learn how to get to the iTunes media folder from the iTunes Preferences menu, which will then make it possible to open the folder from your Start menu.
How to Find the iTunes Media Folder
The first step in this process requires you to actually find the location defined in iTunes for this folder. This information is found on the Preferences menu, which is the menu that you must use to make the majority of performance or file changes to your iTunes installation.
Step 1: Launch iTunes.
Step 2: Click Edit at the top of the window, then click Preferences.
Step 3: Click the Advanced tab at the top of the window.
The location of your folder is identified in the box at the top of the window, under iTunes Media folder location. In the next section we will be learning how to use this information to quickly open this folder.
How to Open the iTunes Media Folder
Now that we have the Preferences menu open and displaying the location of the media folder, we simply need to copy this information and use it to open the folder.
Step 1: Click your mouse at the left of the file location, then hold the mouse button down and drag it to select the entire file location. When you are done, it should look like the image below.
Step 2: Press Ctrl + C on your keyboard to copy the highlighted file address.
Step 3: Click the Start button at the bottom-left corner of the screen, click inside the search field at the bottom of the menu, then press Ctrl + V to paste your copied file address.
Step 4: Press Enter on your keyboard to open the iTunes media folder.
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