External Harddrive Troubles

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by calebb0917, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. calebb0917 macrumors member

    Mar 1, 2009
    I have an Aluminum Macbook and a Western Digital External Harddrive. Does anyone know how to set up the harddrive so that all of my media (music, photos, movies, etc.) will save directly to the external harddrive?
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    I am not sure I understand the question... sorry

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    In iTunes you have to go to the preferences window and change the location of your music library to the external drive. I believe there is a similar option in iPhoto, but I haven't used it in a long time.
  4. calebb0917 thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 1, 2009
    Im asking how i can designate my external harddrive to save all of the music, photos, movies, etc. that i download or import automatically rather than these files saving to my laptop's internal harddrive.
  5. Tomorrow macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    Where you save these things is a function of the application you use to download them. There isn't a global setting for this.

    You can set up iTunes to have its library on the external drive, Firefox/Safari to automatically save downloads to that drive, etc. Each application will have a different setting you'll need to change.

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