playing music from external hard drive

Discussion in 'iPod' started by fusionstudios, Sep 29, 2006.

  1. fusionstudios macrumors member

    fusionstudios

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    I just purchased a Fantom Firewire External Hard Drive and I want to store all of my music on it. How do I get iTunes to recognize, import, and play back music from the external drive w/out copying it back onto my internal drive?
     
  2. eb6 macrumors regular

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    preferences > advanced > uncheck copy files blah blah blah.
     
  3. fusionstudios thread starter macrumors member

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    840quadra

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    Ok that was helpful but you missed the last part.

    After you do such tasks, you can then drag and drop any folder or disk containing music, and iiTunes will create links to them, and you can then play them like normal songs in your normal library.

    You can also, simply change the storage location of your iTunes music folder to the other disk, if you would prefer to do that.
     

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