2 Libaries in iTunes??

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  1. brikeh macrumors 6502a

    brikeh

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    So I have a 250gb ext drive with a lot of music and videos on it and I just dont have the room to keep it all on my tiny 80 gb powerbook. Is there anyway to run some of the music of my internal drive and some of the external? How do I go about doing it? Right now I have a small portion of what is on my external drive on my powerbook, how do I get it all in iTunes at the same time, no dupes or anything?

    Thanks
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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  3. spinne1 macrumors 6502a

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    You can do it two ways (or more). First, you can simply put all your music where you want it, then throw away the iTunes Music Library.xml file that sits in your iTunes folder under user/Music (don't do this if you have songs rated or other customizations, as they will be lost). Then, simply go to the File menu in iTunes and select Add To Library and add your folder or folders once for each hard drive (it helps to have all your music in one folder per hard drive for this step, even if it is broken down into multiple folders within that folder--ie, duplicate the directory tree that is default for your iTunes Music folder on the internal for the external or make it easy to find and remember on the external). The disadvantage here is that I believe you will not be able to burn CDs of songs that you bought off iTunes Music Store unless they are on the internal CD (at least that's what I found on my computer).

    Second, you could download and run this:

    http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/13554

    Good luck.

    EDIT: Mitthawnuruodo's message was not there when I was typing mine, therefore the duplicate recommendation of iTunes Library Manager.
     
  4. brikeh thread starter macrumors 6502a

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