My iPod is bigger than my hard drive

Discussion in 'iPod' started by foosa, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. foosa macrumors newbie

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    I got a shuffle last year so I loaded all of my music into iTunes. It came to about 20 GB, which fit on my 40 GB second hard drive in my PC (Windows XP). I just ordered a 60GB iPod in order to put videos on it, but I just realized that I don't have a 60 GB hard drive. I have about 25 GB free on the first hard drive in the PC.

    Is there any way to make this work with my current setup? I have 20 GB free on the drive that has my music. I have 25 GB free on another hard drive in the same PC. I know that I can buy a bigger hard drive or get an external drive, but can I get by without doing that? What I'd like to do is to keep my videos on hard drive 1 and music on hard drive 2.

    I don't see a way in iTunes to split up the music folder. There's only one check box for "Copy files to iTunes Music folder".

    Alternatively, since I won't be watching my video on the computer, can I download the video to the iPod and then delete it in iTunes? I think that will delete it from the iPod the next time I connect.
     
  2. Electro Funk macrumors 65816

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    why not buy a cheap external firewire or usb drive to store all your music?

    Edit: Whoops, i guess i missed you mentioning that in your original post...:eek:
     
  3. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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    In that case, your only option is to disable the "Copy to iTunes Music Folder" option.
     
  4. foosa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can I toggle the Copy function on and off, depending on what I'm working on? So when I get a new music file I turn the option on and let iTunes copy the file where it wants, but when I get a video I turn it off and it leaves it where I put it? I'll experiment with that.

    Sort of a side question, what's the difference between "Add file to library" and "Import"? Can I make use of whatever differences are there?
     
  5. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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    I have no idea, as I've never bothered with splitting my library like that.

    I don't know that there is a difference. *shrug*
     

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