WAV files actually do not support metadata. The data that is associated with them in iTunes is a direct function of the iTunes software, as I understand it. So if you copy via drag-and-drop all the associated data will be lost. This is a huge disadvantage to ripping in WAV. The only way I know of to avoid it is to have iTunes move the files from within the program. You can use the "Consolidate Library" command to do this. Go to the Advanced menu and change the location of your library to the target drive. Once the target drive has been set choose "Consolidate Library" command (File>Library>Consolidate Library). This will move a copy of your entire library to the new iTunes music folder that you've chosen as the target, while leaving the original copy in tact. I'm pretty sure that's the only way to do it, but anyone feel free to correct me if I'm wrong. You can avoid this problem in the future by ripping to Apple Lossless or AIFF, both of which actually do support metadata as I understand it.
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