OK, so please bear with me here, because I want to try and explain this clearly but I'm not sure if it makes sense to anyone else but me.
First of all, I'll freely admit that I download music. That might get my post here deleted, but if so...well, so be it. So, of course, whenever I download a song/album, it goes automatically into my Downloads folder. Fine and dandy.
Now, I also have a folder called "Music" on my desktop, where I keep my mp3 files (I move them from the downloads folder over to this one.)
What I'm wondering is: Can I add files/folders to iTunes directly from my downloads folder and then move them over to my Music folder? I find that if I do it the other way around (i.e., move the files to the Music folder first) sometimes I'll forget which ones I've downloaded most recently, and have trouble finding them in order to add them to my iTunes library.
Or is there just an easier way to add files and folders directly to iTunes from my downloads folder and keep an exact copy of my iPod's contents on my computer *without* having to keep a folder with 160 GB of music on my desktop?
Hopefully someone can provide some insight into this, because I'm friggin' confused.