If you choose to consolidate your i Tunes library, i Tunes will locate all music and videos on your computer and add it automatically, making the i Tunes consolidation process much faster than manually adding music and movies into one location. Find i Tunes Advanced Preferences: Mac : "Choose i Tunes - Advanced". Locate your i Tunes folder: By default, the i Tunes folder is located in: Mac OS X: /Users/username/Music Windows XP: \Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\My Music\ Windows Vista: \Users\username\Music\ Windows 7 or 8: \Users\username\My Music\ If the i Tunes folder is not in the default location listed above, you can find the i Tunes folder by following these steps: 4.Check the option "Copy files to i Tunes Media folder when adding to library" and then click OK. Drag the i Tunes folder to your external hard drive. The amount of time the backup will take depends on the size of your library.You should see the file modification time update to whenever you made the change in i Tunes, like this: ### Media Files Aren't Stored With XML If certain playlists or tracks in your playlists aren't showing up, it's possible your XML is separated from your media files. **Imported playlists must be added to Roon in the same folder as the tracks they contain.** So if you've watched two folders, `Downloads` and `Music`, a playlist you want to import in the Downloads folder can only include tracks from that folder -- any tracks it references in the Music folder will be skipped.Playlists imported from your i Tunes folder function the same way.
- Make sure you consolidate to the folder you want Roon to watch (meaning on your NAS or USB drive) - Make sure you have a backup of your media, as i Tunes will move your files around - To consolidate your i Tunes Library, follow Apple's documentation [here](https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201625) If your i Tunes XML is updating properly and Roon is watching a folder that contains **both* your XML and your media, you should be all set.
The two most likely issues relate to a) i Tunes XML not syncing or b) Media files not stored with XML ### Testing Your i Tunes XML Sync If you're having trouble importing or syncing your playlists into Roon, it's a good idea to first confirm your XML is being updated by i Tunes.
To confirm the file is being updated properly, find the XML file -- it will be called `i Tunes Library.
This will work as long as your XML is stored in the same folder as your media.
If you've already generated the XML and configured Roon to "watch" the folder where it's stored, all you need to do is enable i Tunes import.