dual itunes librarys?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by dudewheresmymac, Mar 27, 2004.

  1. dudewheresmymac macrumors member

    Jan 28, 2004
    is it possible to have two itunes librarys on one computer?

    i ask this because me and my mom's ipods are both synced to the same computer and we dont have similar tastes in music, right now i have to manually put songs on our ipods and it is starting to get annoying because our collections are growing...

    thanks for your help
  2. Sedulous macrumors 68000


    Dec 10, 2002
  3. HexMonkey Administrator


    Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    New Zealand
    There is an iTunes library for each user. So set up another user so that you have one each, and then move some of the music from the current iTunes folder to the new user's one.

    Alternatively, if you don't want to have multiple users (or you're not using Mac OS X), rename the iTunes folder so that another one will be created when you next open iTunes. Then sort the music, and rename them appropriately when you want to use each. Eg have one called 'iTunes', and one called 'iTunes2', and when you want to use the 'iTunes2' library, swap the names. If you choose this method, then an applescript may be useful to speed up the switching process.
  4. yippy macrumors 68020


    Mar 14, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    or you could make a playlist for each of your separate libraries and set your iPods to sync only sertain playlists (done in the iPod preferances menu)

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