Is there a way to create a Smart Playlist in iTunes that will contain the songs in my library that have been downloaded locally? I have to reduce the bandwidth used at my job but I can download files at night and I want to only play songs that are downloaded to my computer (plus I don't want to play all the songs I own :-)).

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If you use the "location" parameter, and select "is on this computer", that will show only the ones downloaded—providing you don't have any other music.

This works for me, as I want to keep the storage on my MacBook Air to the minimum.

  • I just gave this a try and my playlist shows no tracks at all. The only tracks on this computer are ones that were downloaded via Match. It's Windows 7/32 bit and iTunes 10.5.2, if that makes a difference. Dec 22, 2011 at 16:31
  • @Jack I tried this on my PC was well (where the original library was matched from), and it did appear to work but did take about 2 minutes to run and hammered the CPU. Maybe leave it a couple of minutes and have another look.
    – user15482
    Dec 24, 2011 at 17:28
  • I'm having trouble getting this to work in the new Music.app as well. The playlist is empty. :-/
    – Fuzzy76
    Dec 18, 2019 at 7:57
  • Working on macOS Ventura. Apr 19, 2023 at 0:36

Try setting the "Date Modified" parameter to "in the last [n] months". It worked for me on Windows 10.

  • Has anyone verified this on macOS?
    – JMY1000
    Jan 19, 2018 at 19:10
  • Not me, @JMY1000
    – phillihp
    Jan 23, 2018 at 20:22

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