Using external drive in iTunes

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by noetic11, May 7, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2013
    I just reloaded OSX and just got around to setting up iTunes. I previously used my external drive for my iTunes library. Now I have set my iTunes media location to the same folder on my external as before. It does not recognize my music, only movies and tv shows. Have I missed a step?
  2. Paul Chown, May 7, 2013
    Last edited: May 7, 2013

    macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2012
    One of the pains of having your iTunes database files not in the same parent folder and your iTunes media...

    If you have a backup of your old iTunes folder which has all of the database files in then replace the whole folder.

    I have all the iTunes files in the same parent folder as itunes media on my NAS. i just have to point a new itunes installation to it if needed. Doing it this way you never have broken links!

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