I remember iTunes has a shortcut "Cmd + Opt + delete" to delele files from disk, it works in any playlist in iTunes. But now it's no longer available.

Thank you for your help.

  • Can't repro, 10.11.1 & iTunes Works with delete or backspace – Tetsujin Nov 28 '15 at 8:03

In fact, after iCloud Music Upgrade, Opt + Delete gives 2 options now,

  1. Delete locally
  2. Delete from iCloud Music Library

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You can remove local copy from Edit Menu though

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You can add a Keyboard Shortcut for this form Keyboard Shortcuts System Preferences

Make sure the iTunes Media Folder is set up correctly for you.

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  • Sorry but Opt + Delete doesn't work. The .mp3 file is still in my hard disk. I download MP3s from other sources and put it locally. – Matt Nov 28 '15 at 13:01
  • @Matt, have you enabled "Copy files to iTunes Media folder...` in iTunes' preferences? It deletes the file only from the Media Library. – sdayal Nov 28 '15 at 14:33
  • It doesn't delete files that you play from say Downloads folder – sdayal Nov 28 '15 at 14:55
  • Arrrg, thank you, not exactly as your instruction, I change the path to my external disk (where I saved all my MP3 files), and now the shortcut works like a charm. – Matt Nov 28 '15 at 16:22
  • @Matt, awesome, glad you could get it working :) – sdayal Nov 28 '15 at 16:32

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