Consolidating files on itunes
Consolidating your library keeps the originals in their original location and creates copies placed in the i Tunes Media folder.
This lets you safely move your i Tunes folder to a new computer or external disk without losing anything.
Some users are unaware that for each imported item i Tunes may create a copy.
Thankfully, you can reclaim your precious storage space lost to these duplicates with a few clicks.
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Any referenced items will be copied into appropriate sub-folders in your i Tunes Media folder.
This may take a while depending on the number of the source files being consolidated, their size, the speed of your computer, available storage space and other factors.
If it's a small book of only a few CDs, then you might want to merge all CDs into one CD.
If it's a big book, then you might want to merge (for example) the first 10 CDs into "Part 1"; the next 10 CDs into "Part 2"; and so on. : (a) The CD will disappear from your Music library and reappear in your Audiobooks. I am, however, grateful when multiples are (correctly) moved all at once. As I change each title, that CD is merged with the other CDs of the same title.