How to Attach Songs From iTunes to Emails
By Kevin Lee
Whether you download music from the iTunes store or burn it into the library from a CD, your iTunes media files resides in a special folder that you can access whenever you like. You can even share your favorite iTunes songs with friends using an email client. While it's not difficult to attach a song file to an outgoing email message, it takes a little work to discover the folder that holds your iTunes media files.
Log in to your email client and compose a message the way you normally do. Click the button that allows you to add an attachment to the message. If you need help finding that button, consult the email client's help. After you click the button, a window prompts you to navigate to the folder that contains files you'd like to attach.
Navigate to the following iTunes folder:
Replace "username" with the username you use to log into your computer. If you're using an iTunes version that's greater than 8.2.1, you'll see an "iTunes Media" subfolder in the iTunes folder. Otherwise, you'll see another folder named "iTunes folder."
Double-click the "iTunes Media" or "iTunes" subfolder to display the Music subfolder. Double-click that subfolder, and you'll see one or more subfolders that contain your iTunes music. One subfolder's name, for instance, may match a song's name or the recording artist's name.
Double-click one of those subfolders and then double-click the song you'd like to attach to your email message.
- If you have iTunes open, you can discover the location of any media file by displaying your music library and right-clicking a song. Click "Get Info" and you'll see the song's folder path location at the bottom of the dialog window that opens. You can then right-click that path, click "Copy Path" and paste the path into your email client's window that prompts you to select an attachment file.
After majoring in physics, Kevin Lee began writing professionally in 1989 when, as a software developer, he also created technical articles for the Johnson Space Center. Today this urban Texas cowboy continues to crank out high-quality software as well as non-technical articles covering a multitude of diverse topics ranging from gaming to current affairs.