iTunes Question

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by billiam0878, May 17, 2004.

  1. billiam0878 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I’d like to move many of mp3’s onto external hard drive, but still have iTunes find the music from the other drive (automatically) when I play a song. Is this possible? Thanks,

    Bill
     
  2. abhishekit macrumors 65816

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    yes, you can change the default music folder, from itunes prefernces-advanced

    cheers
     
  3. billiam0878 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Followup

    Cool beans. What about if I wanted to move just a portion of the library? Thanks again,

    Bill
     
  4. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    As far as I know, the only way to store only part of your library in a seperate library folder is to add songs that are stored elsewhere to your library without the "Copy songs to iTunes music library when adding" preference selected. That way, they'll show up in your library (as long as you don't move them), but they'll only be stored in whatever folder you have them in.

    You'd have to be a bit careful doing this, and it could be a hassle to move things that are already in the library elsewhere (the easiest way would probably be to remove the folders from the library folder manually, then delete the songs from iTunes, then drag the folders into iTunes to re-add the songs from the new location, making sure that preference item is unchecked).
     
  5. 7on macrumors 601

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    Change the location of the iTunes Library, check "Copy songs to iTunes folder", and then click Advaced>Consolidate Library in the menu bar.
     

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