Can I store iTunes video in a different location than iTunes music?

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  1. themanfromvlad macrumors 6502

    themanfromvlad

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    Hi everyone,

    After buying an Apple TV last month, I've been putting more and more video into iTunes. So much so that my internal drive is getting filled. Is there any way to tell iTunes to get my video off an external hard drive, while keeping my music on my computer's hard drive?
     
  2. kuebby macrumors 68000

    kuebby

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    yes, just deselect the option in iTunes to store media in one place, then you can keep all your media where you'd like.
     
  3. NickD macrumors 6502a

    NickD

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    Yes. Hold down Alt/Option while dragging the file(s) to your library, and they will merely be referenced from their current location, not copied to your iTunes folder.
     
  4. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    Alternatively, learn about symoblic links and just make your "~/Music/iTunes/TV Shows" folder a link to another HDD, and still let iTunes manage where to put stuff.

    That's the path I've taken.

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