How can I move my iTunes library to an external hard drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by narumis, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. narumis macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2009
    How can I move my entire library to my external hard drive without having to "find" all my songs again?
  2. hatehereyes macrumors 6502a


    Oct 18, 2008
    Moreno Valley, Ca
    Go to File>Library>Consolidate Library.

    Then go into Preferences>Advanced and set the itunes folder location.
  3. JeffMonty macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2008
    Go to Preferences-->Advanced, and change the iTunes folder location (make sure "keep iTunes Music folder organized" is checked

    Then go to File-->Library-->Consolidate Library.

    More detailed instructions here
  4. toronto.persona macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2009
  5. nissin macrumors newbie

    Mar 19, 2008
    with that cnet link, will that process completely move your itunes music folder (thus removing all your music from your computer and putting it on your external drive) or will it copy your music?

    what will going to file>library>export library do? is this the process for copying your music to a hard drive, or will that move your music?
  6. Eric S. macrumors 68040

    Eric S.

    Feb 1, 2008
    Santa Cruz Mountains, California
    I would like to change the location of my iTunes Library folder (not the iTunes Music Library folder, which I have already moved). Is that possible?

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