How to delete videos from iTunes

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You have a iPads which you use regularly to enjoy videos and movies around the city. For this reason, you find yourself very often deleting and uploading new videos to your tablet but to your extreme surprise you discovered that many of the movies you deleted from your iPad, despite the synchronization you do daily with your computer, are still present in your iTunes .

Now you would like to get rid of it, right? So let’s not waste any more time and let’s find out together right away how to delete videos from itunes. I assure you that it is child’s play and that with this method the videos will disappear once and for all from your personal library‚Ķ so, are you ready to take action?

Even if you are anything but a PC wizard you must rest assured, because the procedure related to how to delete videos from itunes it is so simple that even a few years old child could learn it. So start right away iTunes on your computer (PC or Mac the procedure is practically the same) and select the item Movie from the left sidebar.

At this point, right click on the thumbnail of the video you want to delete from your library and select the item Delete from the menu that appears. In the window that opens, click on the button Remove to confirm the operation and that’s it, the video disappears forever from the iTunes library.


By carrying out the operation just seen, it is possible delete videos from iTunes but the original files remain on the computer hard disk. This happens because iTunes can act freely, and therefore effectively delete, only the files present in its library folder and not those present in other folders on the hard disk and “virtually” imported into the program library.

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To overcome this limit, you can set iTunes so that it saves in the folder that controls all the files (and therefore also the videos) imported into it. Be careful though, because with this method you create copies of the original files which would then have to be manually deleted from their original folders after being imported into the iTunes folder.

To enable automatic copying of imported files to the iTunes folder, open the program and go to the menu Edit > Preferences. In the window that opens, click on the button Advanceput the check mark next to the entry Copy files to iTunes Media folder when adding to library and click on the button Okay to save the changes.

From now on, when you try to delete a video from your iTunes library, the program will ask you if you want to delete only the reference to the file from your library or also the actual video from your hard disk. To delete the video both from the library and from the hard disk you have to click on the button Move to Trash.

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