As a very recent PC to Mac convert, I am trying to wrap my head around what I believe to be “special” folders.
Music > Music > Media > Automatically Add to Music
Movies > TV > Media > Automatically Add to TV
Early on, I figured out that I could drop a song file into the “Automatically Add to Music” folder and the system would pick it up, move it into the “Music” folder (same file system level), and add it to my Apple Music song library. However, odd to me, that if I were to drop the song file straight into that same “Music” folder myself, the song would not show up in my Apple Music Library.
Using an external USB drive as a source, I copied my well curated music library into the “Automatically Add to Music” folder and watched it get digested into Apple Music. I would think that Apple probably did not intend the folder to be used in quite the same way that I have done. While I clumsily stumbled onto the mechanics of what is happening, I do not understand the why, how, etc. Obviously, these are special folders with some underlying mechanics in the realm of your “Folder Actions Setup” YouTube video.
I don’t know if the mechanics and understanding of these special “Automatically Add” folders is worthy of their own YouTube video, but it would be nice, for me at least, to get a better grasp on them. For example, what happens if you delete one of these folders? Where did they come from to start with? Will a deleted one recreate the next time you launch the related app? If not, can you create the folder manually and setup the underlying actions? Inquiring minds want to know!