I need to know how to exclusively run itunes off of my external hard drive

Discussion in 'Mac Peripherals' started by Ciarrab7286, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I have transferred all of my music library onto my external hard drive and have changed the path in preferences to always reference to the external hard drive pathway. I need to know how to have a list of all that is in my external hard drive and to exclusively run itunes off of it without copying any music onto my internal hard drive... I hope that makes sense! Please help... I want to listen to my music but don't want to have ANY files on my internal hard drive.
     
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  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So I have been trying for an hour

    I have been looking at other peoples problems aka forum posts and have not found my answer specifically. What I have gathered is that I import the whole library onto my internal hard drive and then delete them? How will that use the path... I think I am dumber for reading the other posts. At least way more confused.
     
  4. macrumors 68020

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    The easiest way to do this, is to replace the "iTunes Music" or "iTunes Media" folder with an alias to the folder you want to use.
    It's in ~/music/iTunes where ~ is your home directory.

    You should be able to just move the whole folder to the external, and replace it with the alias

    I've been doing this for a while with an external drive plugged into another computer on the network, this way i can grab the drive if i want and take it with me, all i have to do is change the alias to point at the drive locally.
     

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