External HD with Music, How Do I Set Up iTunes to Read from External?

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  1. Eiffel27 macrumors newbie

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    My hard drive was filling up, so I decided to try and move my music over onto my external. I thought I could do it without reading any guides and I ended up in a royal mess. I now have the folder Music/iTunes/(Album Artwork, iTunes Library, etc) copied over onto my external.

    I have completely uninstalled iTunes from my computer, and my internal hard drive has the user/music folder clear.

    What is the easiest way to have my iTunes reading my music from my external? I would like to keep playlists and playcounts if possible.

    I am on a computer with Mac OSX 10.5.8.

    Thankyou very much! :D
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    iTunes Preferences>Advanced>iTunes Media Folder Location
     
  3. MacOCD macrumors regular

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    Or hold alt/option when you click on your iTunes application. It will ask you to choose a folder.
     
  4. Xavier macrumors 68020

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    bingo! I have an internal library for music, and an external library for videos.
     
  5. franko v macrumors member

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  6. MacOCD macrumors regular

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