Added New HARD DRIVE...iTunes 2 B transferred....any help needed?

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  1. capt.ez macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2006
    New Orleans
    I currently have over 2000 songs on my old c: hard drive....and have bought a new external 100g hard drive......everything in iTunes points to my c: drive....

    Is there an EASY way to fix my iTune to point to the new hard drive?

    Have not moved anything yet?


  2. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

    Jan 23, 2005
    So, I guess your using Windows...

    Lets say your new drive is F:\, and your music folder is iTunes.... so F:\iTunes

    Open up iTunes, go to Edit, click Preferences.

    Go to Advanced, and where it says 'iTunes Music Folder Location,' change it from C:\Documents ... etc. to F:\iTunes. Check the two options below it. Click 'OK'.

    Then, go to Advanced, and click 'Consolidate Library.' This will copy all the songs to one folder automatically.

    Then, go to the C:\ Drive's itunes folder, and delete all the songs (or keep them as backup, like I did.)

    Hope this helps!
  3. capt.ez thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2006
    New Orleans
    should I have the itunes software along with all my music and videos on the F:drive? and then that would work?

  4. nbs2 macrumors 68030


    Mar 31, 2004
    A geographical oddity
    Music and videos should (read: must) be on the same drive. The actual iTunes program does not have to (and shouldn't) move. As long as iTunes knows where to look for the library, you won't have any problems

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