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iTunesFS allows you to mount the "iTunes Music Library.xml" file and all your iPods as a file system, using the excellent MacFUSE.

All playlists are exposed as directories, with their respective entries. Order of tracks within the playlists is maintained by prefixing the tracks with their playlist index.

What's New

Version 1.3.2:
  • Brings back PPC support (made possible via changes to OSXFUSE, thanks to Benjamin Fleischer) and addresses a couple of internal issues. This version of iTunesFS has been tested on Mac OS X 10.5.8 and 10.8.


  • Mac OS X 10.5 or later
  • iTunes
  • MacFUSE or later

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Mds Member IconComment+2

Links are DEAD :-(

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Version 1.3.2

Everything seems to be working on this end. Which links are not working for you?


ALL LINKS: Download Now, Visit Dev's Site, and even DL Older Version--all dead for me. Am I all alone here?


That's strange. All of them are working on my end.


I tried multiple browsers, clearing cache, etc… No dice. Finally had to download it from CNET as they cache it vs. direct links to the Dev. Oh well… MU is still my favorite site!

P.S. Dev. site loads fine on my iPhone on same WiFi network that Mac on 10.8 using Safari 6 and Firefox 14.0.1 can't load!?

Voreball Member IconComment+5

5 stars cause it always worked great for me.
But... Last version 1.3 is a no go. Nothing mounts anymore.
Bummer. I successfully reversed back to 1.2.2 tho.
Need a fix obviously.

2x3.2 Quad Xeon, 10.6.5

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Version 1.3.0

Works fine here.
MBP 15" 2011, 10.6.8.


Same as Voreball. Nothing Mounts with 1.3. I made a reverse to 1.2.2 which works on osx 10.6.8.


Also back to 1.2.2 with no mount on 1.3. On MbPro 10.7.1


I was thinking... Description on top is kind of misleading.
Is OSXFUSE required for 1.3 to work?
Is MacFUSE incompatible with 1.3?


To possibly answer Voreball - I uninstalled MacFuse and installed OSXFuse and now all works well. I assume that was the trick. (if you install osxfuse also select for the install MacFuse compatibility and you won't have to separately uninstall MacFuse.)


David, thanks for your tip! - Following your possible answer, I installed OSXFuse 2.5.0 (with MacFuse compatibility layer on install, which indeed removes the old MacFuse) and then iTunesFS 1.3.2. Success!

/!\ I also have to add this: DON'T FOLLOW the description on top and DON'T INSTALL any MacFuse along with iTunesFS 1.3.2: this combo DOESN'T WORK.
Can somebody please update the incorrect requirements above?

Still on 2x3.2 Quad Xeon, 10.6.5


oops, edit: I installed OSXFuse 2.4.2


Current combo iTunesFS 1.3.2 and OSXFuse 2.5.1 running smoothly...

Aikousha Member IconComment+256

Two problems:
1. Unable to download the program from any links here or practically anywhere else, as links typically come up "denied" or "unable to find server." Eventually found a copy at Brothersoft.
2. Builds directories and stores files as per the tags/iTunes. In my collection this easily becomes messy, as a very large number of "artists" are unique (and I add files constantly in batches by their catalog number). Keeping original filenames in a single directory is much preferable. If something in the file scheme causes a duplicate name, simply adding a number to the end, like the Apple file system does, will work.
3. Seemed to work quite well until the failing iPod gave an I/O error, and then it just blew through all the remaining titles in a minute, copying blank folders and files to the destination directory.

This last needs to be corrected no matter what the source of error, as it makes the backup look valid, until you look at the file sizes. This is even more important when dealing with a failing iPod!

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Version 1.2.2
Cerniuk Member IconComment+184

Nothing but crashes under Snow Leopard 10.6

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Version 1.1.10

It works in my Snow Leopard 10.6.2. Make sure you have MacFuse (most recent version as required). It's a great piece of software which makes life easy between iTunes and external world.


The Download Now button and the link to the Dev's site are both going nowhere fast for me :-(

Lounge Deluxe Member IconReview+197
Lounge Deluxe

I emailed the developer because I had an small issue with iTunesFS, and even though I am the only one experiencing this issue the developer send me an updated version that totally addressed this issue. How about that for support on a free app!

iTunes FS mounts your iTunes library and any attached iPod as a volume in Finder, and that's all there is to say because it works flawlessly. Don't expect a fancy GUI, because you simply don't need it! This app is a computer lifesaver to me, and I would suggest to the developer to make iTunesFS donation-ware and implement this the same friendly way as Carbon Copy Cloner does for instance. iTunesFS is the choice over a lot of commercial apps for backing up iPod and iTunes content. Recommended!

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Version 1.1.10
ClauClau Member IconComment+105

"Thanks" to Macupdate going towards the worst of search methods, I had to reach this application again by typing ipodview and browsing to other software suggested...

I miss the 2005 version of this website. So much.
PS: I am a daily user of MU.

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Version 1.1.10
Pirx Member IconReview+208

Says what it does, does what it says. Beautiful. Thank you.

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Version 1.1.10
morpe Member IconComment+28

Dont work for me! :°°°

pplication Specific Information:
*** Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSInternalInconsistencyException', reason: 'Couldn't read contents of /Users/Cat/Music/iTunes/iTunes Music Library.xml!'

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Version 1.1.7

Check the good dev website.
At the end of the site there are some hints.
Maybe you have the itunes.xml not in the default place.
The dev shows how you can setup the tool to work with an
.xml which is on an other place / other volume.

mitch_de Member IconReview+169

Great. Easy access to all itunes files.
working for me without any problem.
(Dont forget to check if you have lastest FUSE installed)

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Version 1.1.7
M-Rick Member IconComment+152

it doesn't work anylmore for me ... Even the previous version, iPod Disk works very well.

Mac OS X 10.4.11 / iTunes 8

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Version 1.1.7b6
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Version 1.2.1b1
> 5 7


Current Version (1.x)


Downloads 24,967
Version Downloads 2,963
Type Utilities / Backup
License Free
Date 08 Aug 2012
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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