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How to get iTunes to automatically scan a folder for new music?

How to get iTunes to automatically scan a folder for new music?

I like to buy my music on Amazon.com instead of iTunes, because they sell them in mp3 format. I would like to have iTunes scan the folder created by the Amazon MP3 downloader automatically on startup. I thought iTunes 9 would be able to do that, I saw that it creates a 'Automatically Add to iTunes' folder in its repository, so I tried this (on OSX):

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Guest [Entry]

"Can you change where the downloads save to? You could chose the automatically add to itunes folder as the source for the downloads from Amazon.

I had just ticked the box to automatically add tracks to itunes, but this creates duplicates (files in amazon download folder and same files in itunes music directory). It does put the songs automatically in itunes, but the duplication is annoying."
Guest [Entry]

How did you create the link? In Apple's knowledge base article about the Automatically Add to iTunes folder they say not to use an alias. (Hopefully a symlink would work however).