Itunes, external harddrives and smart playlists?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by themagicmedicin, Mar 26, 2006.

  1. themagicmedicin macrumors newbie

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    I remember reading an article about hosting all of your songs on an external harddrive and then leaving a few on your computer so you don't have to have your computer hooked up to the hard drive to listen. It said something about setting up a smart playlist?? Can someone help me with this? I think I'm confused. Thanks,
     
  2. steveedge macrumors member

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    Easy

    In your I Tunes prefs, under the advanced tab, change the folder to point to a folder on your new hard drive. That's it. Now your I-Tunes Library defaults to that new folder.
    The songs that were in your old folder may be added via the File/ add to library command.
     
  3. MacDonaldsd macrumors 65816

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    Problem is that themagicmedicin wants to still have some songs on his computer
     
  4. steveedge macrumors member

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    Ok

    That too is handled in preferences under the "general" tab. Uncheck the "copy files to I-Tunes" box. By doing this you are telling I-Tunes to play the file(s) from whatever folder (on whichever drive) that they are in instead of copying them all to the I-Tunes Library.
     

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