iTunes music from external HD help please!!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by JDN, Oct 29, 2006.

  1. JDN macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    I have all my music on an external HD, and i want to load it all into my iTunes. But, when i do, it copies all the music into the iTunes music folder, therefor taking up all the space on the laptop HD. ITs really annoying me. I dont want it to copy the files. How can i stop this?
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    You need to change your iTunes Music folder location in iTunes Preferences to point to your external drive.
     
  3. frankblundt macrumors 65816

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    ..or make an alias called "iTunes Music" to your external's music folder and replace the existing folder in ~/Music/iTunes with it.
    Or switch off "copy when adding" in Preferences > Advanced (although this means that iTunes won't be managing your music files, so if you delete a track out of the Library it will still be there on the drive)
     

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