Second iTunes Library?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Pipian, Jun 27, 2004.

  1. Pipian macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2003
    #1
    I have Two Hard Drives on my G4 Powermac, I'm running out of space on My main one, and have 5o-someodd gigs of music on it, with only 9 gigs free.. Is there anyway I can make a second library on my second Hard Drive and have all new songs go to it?

    Thanks
     
  2. G5orbust macrumors 65816

    G5orbust

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2002
    #2
    Well Im not sure about making a second library per se, but you can always put all your music onto the second one and just redirect iTunes to the new location of your music.

    instead of
    */music/
    in your home folder, you can have it redirected to the other hard drive
    /MacHD2/My Tunes
    or whatever.

    Get the idea?
     
  3. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2003
    Location:
    Solon, OH
    #3
    Although iTunes won't let you make two music libraries, there is a way to get the effect you want. Go into iTunes preferences, then to the Advanced tab. Turn off "Keep iTunes Music folder organized" and "Copy files to iTunes Music folder when adding to Library". Then, when you want to add a song from your other drive, it will stay there and not get copied over to your main HD, which is running low on space.
     
  4. Pipian thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2003

Share This Page