Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Applications > Mac Applications and Mac App Store

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Mar 24, 2013, 07:50 AM   #1
LadyX
macrumors Demi-Goddess
 
LadyX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: third planet from the sun
iTunes media downloads

I can't download any media from the iTunes Store on my MacBook Air because it's full. So I was wondering if I can set iTunes to automatically save the downloads on my hard drive? For example, if I downloaded a whole or even an episode from a season, iTunes automatically starts the download and the files are saved on my MacBook and I have no space anymore.
__________________
" Two roads diverged in a wood, and II took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."
LadyX is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 24, 2013, 08:57 PM   #2
GGJstudios
macrumors Westmere
 
Join Date: May 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by LadyX View Post
I can't download any media from the iTunes Store on my MacBook Air because it's full. So I was wondering if I can set iTunes to automatically save the downloads on my hard drive? For example, if I downloaded a whole or even an episode from a season, iTunes automatically starts the download and the files are saved on my MacBook and I have no space anymore.
You shouldn't let your boot drive fill up, as it can impede performance. You should free up some space on your boot drive, not just for downloads, but for proper operation of your Mac.

Freeing up drive space in Mac OS X
GGJstudios is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 25, 2013, 09:19 AM   #3
LadyX
Thread Starter
macrumors Demi-Goddess
 
LadyX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: third planet from the sun
Your post in the other thread is very helpful but what about my question. Can I enable iTunes to download contents purchased from the iTunes Store on my external hard drive?
__________________
" Two roads diverged in a wood, and II took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."
LadyX is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 25, 2013, 09:32 AM   #4
tdhurst
macrumors 68040
 
tdhurst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Portland, OR
Send a message via AIM to tdhurst Send a message via Yahoo to tdhurst Send a message via Skype™ to tdhurst
No

No, but you can point your music folder toward that drive.

But if it's iCloud, watching and then deleting it from you computer would work.
__________________
Twitter - tdhurst
I blog here.
2013 13" rMBP i5, 2.4 c2d Mac Mini, iPhone 5, Apple TV 3.
tdhurst is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 25, 2013, 09:38 AM   #5
GGJstudios
macrumors Westmere
 
Join Date: May 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by LadyX View Post
Your post in the other thread is very helpful but what about my question. Can I enable iTunes to download contents purchased from the iTunes Store on my external hard drive?
You can change the location of your iTunes Media folder in iTunes > Preferences > Advanced. That will only apply to downloaded music, however. AFAIK, there is no way to change the download location for all iTunes store downloads, which would include apps, podcasts, books, etc. They download to different locations, based on the type of media.
GGJstudios is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 25, 2013, 12:29 PM   #6
LadyX
Thread Starter
macrumors Demi-Goddess
 
LadyX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: third planet from the sun
Ok, thank you both. My music is already on my external hard drive
__________________
" Two roads diverged in a wood, and II took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."
LadyX is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Applications > Mac Applications and Mac App Store

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
General: Random numbered folders in /var/mobile/Media/Downloads/ RDAR Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks 3 Jan 22, 2014 09:09 PM
Media Streaming Challenges App Store Downloads for Leading Share of iTunes Store Traffic MacRumors MacRumors.com News Discussion 26 May 18, 2013 04:09 AM
General: itunesmetadata.plist files in my media/downloads folder? tys Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks 1 Feb 13, 2013 05:31 PM
iTunes Downloads 06Honda Mac Basics and Help 4 Jan 18, 2013 09:11 PM
iTunes x downloads available saberahul Mac Applications and Mac App Store 0 Oct 20, 2012 11:13 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:28 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC