How to Find iTunes Library Location on Computer

If you want to find out where iTunes stores your library files, the following guide should help you find the iTunes library location on both your Windows and Mac machines. Read on to even learn how to change the locations on your computer.

By Bella Miller | Posted on: Jul. 03, 2019, Last Updated: Jul. 03, 2019

iTunes provides you an easy way to add new files and organize existing files on its interface on your computer. The interface lets you view your files, their dates, and other information about your files. However, what you do not see in the list is where exactly your files are stored. iTunes has been quite confidential about it and it does not directly let users view the location of the stored files.

If you are curious and you would like to find out the iTunes library location on Windows or Mac, we have you covered. The following guide shows you the locations of the folders where iTunes stores your music and other media files on your computer’s storage. Once you have found where your files are actually located, you can play around with them just like any other files on your computer.

iTunes Library Locations on Mac

If you are a Mac user and you would like to know where your iTunes files are stored, this section will help you find it on your machine.

All you basically need to do is launch the file explorer on your Mac and then access a folder where your iTunes files are stored. Here’s how you do it on your Mac.

Step 1. Get to the desktop of your Mac so you are inside a Finder window. Click on the Go button at the top in your menu bar and select the option that says Home. It will take you to your home directory.

iTunes Library Locations on Mac - Step 1

iTunes Library Locations on Mac – Step 1

Step 2. When the Home directory launches in Finder, open the folder named Music followed by iTunes. What you now see on your screen is the folder where the iTunes app stores your media files.

iTunes Library Locations on Mac - Step 2

iTunes Library Locations on Mac – Step 2

iTunes Library Locations on PC

If you are a Windows PC user, the folder where your files are stored is different than that of Mac. This section should teach you how you find the folder on your computer.

Finding the iTunes files location on a PC is extremely easy. All you need to do is open the File Explorer utility and head to the C:\Users\[username]\My Music\iTunes\ path. Once you are there, you should be able to see all of your iTunes media content.

How to Change iTunes Library Location

While the default iTunes storage folders are not that bad, you can change the locations on your computer if you would like. Once you change the location, iTunes will begin to store your newly imported files into your new location on your computer.

1. How to Change iTunes Library Location on Mac

Changing the iTunes files location on a Mac is pretty easy as you can do the task from within the iTunes app on your machine. You just need to modify an option in the settings and your task will be done. Here’s how you do it:

Step 1. Launch the iTunes app from Launchpad on your Mac.

How to Change iTunes Library Location on Mac - Step 1

How to Change iTunes Library Location on Mac – Step 1

Step 2. When the iTunes app launches, click on the iTunes menu at the top and select the option that says Preferences. It will open the iTunes settings screen on your Mac.

How to Change iTunes Library Location on Mac - Step 2

How to Change iTunes Library Location on Mac – Step 2

Step 3. When the settings menu opens, click on the last tab that says Advanced. Once you are there, click on the Change button given next to the iTunes Media folder location. You should be able to specify a new location for iTunes media files on your Mac.

How to Change iTunes Library Location on Mac - Step 3

How to Change iTunes Library Location on Mac – Step 3

2. How to Change iTunes Library Location on PC

Windows users can also easily change the iTunes storage location and that too from within the iTunes app. The following is how you do it.

Step 1. Launch the iTunes app and click on Edit followed by Preferences.

Step 2. Head to the Advanced tab and click on the Change button to change your iTunes media folder.

That’s how you change the iTunes media folder location on your Windows PC.

The Bottom Line

If you have not been able to find the iTunes media folder on your Windows PC or Mac, the above guide should help you find the folder very easily on your computer. It also teaches how you can change the default iTunes folder if you would like to do it.

Bella Miller

A senior editor, an Apple fan at iMobie Inc.. I love both dancing and helping users to solve iOS & Android related issues by writing various types of tutorials.