iTunes Problem!

Discussion in 'Mac Applications and Mac App Store' started by Designed4Mac, Feb 17, 2013.

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    Designed4Mac

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    Sorry if i've posted this in the wrong place but with iTunes being an app i thought id start here.

    My problem is this.... I have my itunes folder stored on an external drive which is connected to my mac mini. I also have a 2102 MBA which has 128SSD. i have back to mac switched on both so i am able to share folders between both devices. Everything works fine until i have itunes open on the MM and try to open it on the MBA. For some reason i have to close itunes on the MM before i can open it on the MBA. This only really causes a problem if i am listening to music on the MM and my daughter wants to listen at the same time on the MBA.

    Anyone have any ideas how to get around this??
     
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    tdhurst

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    Sharing

    Are you sharing your entire music folder or just the music itself?

    Only one computer at a time can access the iTunes library file (same thing happens when multiple users try to use a shared iTunes library on the same computer).

    I believe what you need to do is make sure you each have your own iTunes folder, and only share the music files themselves.
     
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    Designed4Mac

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    Problem solved.

    Duplicated iTunes folder and pointed MM to one and MBA to the other = one happy daughter :)
     

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