Basic iTunes Question

reykjavik

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I recently copied all my media (managed by iTunes) from one backup HD onto a larger backup HD. I did this mostly for backup safety purposes and I'm ok with iTunes continuing to use the old HD. But I want all new content to be copied automatically onto the new larger HD. If I change the the iTunes Music Folder location under the General tab in Advanced preferences, what will it do?
 

GimmeSlack12

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Apr 29, 2005
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If you change the location then all new music from that point on will copy to that location. If you want to move your library to the new location then you will want to Consolidate your Library after you set the location. Consolidation is an option under the Advanced menu in iTunes.
 

theBB

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Jan 3, 2006
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If you don't consolidate, changing the library location will only get iTunes to start saving or copying files to the new location, but the old ones will stay where they are.
 

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