External HD and Front Row

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  1. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

    steamboat26

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    I have movies and tv shows loaded onto a partition of my external hard drive, and was wondering if it is possible to have them show up in front row without having to copy them to my internal HD or backup partition?
    Basically, is there any way i can get files that are not in the movies folder to show up in front row?
     
  2. Allotriophagy macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. Make a shortcut/alias for your movies on the external drive and put it in ~/Movies.

    Easy peasy!
     
  3. zap2 macrumors 604

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    I have a bunch of Vidoes in iTunes, that are stored on my external drive and it loads up perfect in Front Row
     
  4. Allotriophagy macrumors 6502a

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    That's because...they are in iTunes, which shares its index with FrontRow. If you have stuff just lying around on drive, FrontRow cannot find it.
     
  5. steamboat26 thread starter macrumors 65816

    steamboat26

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    Sweet, i didn't know you could do that. Thanks! :cool:
     
  6. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Yup...I was saying that perhaps the OP should try that(asuming he want those files in iTunes.
     

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