having issues with moving itunes library to external HD and Genius

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by billierose, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. billierose macrumors newbie


    Nov 30, 2008
    Austin, Texas
    I am trying to move my iTunes library to my external HD and have been unsuccessful. I followed directions on a thread and for some reason I wasn't able to listen to anything. It kept asking me to find the location of the song. I turned Genius off and renamed the ex. HD file, so iTunes wouldn't keep looking for it there. Now there are 3 copies of most of my music (80+ gigs) and the other ones still won't play. HELP!!!

    Any tips would be appreciated! Thanks in Advance!

  2. Ice-Cube macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2006
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    Ok here's what you do.

    1. Quit iTunes
    2. Copy the folder: Macintosh HD>Users>(Your Username)>Music>iTunes into an external drive of your choice.
    3. Hold the option key, and launch iTunes.
    4. iTunes will prompt you to create a new library, or choose an existing library
    5. Click choose an existing library and point it to the Music folder you just copied to the external drive.
    6. You're welcome.

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