How do I change where iTunes looks for my music?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ilikefootball, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. ilikefootball macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2005
    ok i moved all my music 2 disc d and now itunes wont play my music anymore cuz its reading from disc c!How do I tell itunes 2 read my music files from disc c? plz help! i was trying 2 figure it out for days! amd its making me mad! :mad:
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    1) You know this is a Mac forum, right? ;)
    2) This would be the 2,234th post entitled "Need Help" - you'll get better results if you title your post something relevant to the question.
    3) Captialization, punctuation and spelling all contribute to the readabity of the post (and responsiveness of your fellow members)

    Edit: Preferences: Advanced: General: Itunes Folder Music Location: Change:

    -- Edit-- Adding "with this ****!" wasn't really what I had in mind about the title, mate....
  3. Aarow macrumors 6502a

    Jun 14, 2005
    please, please! refrain from the "2"'s and the "plz"'s. I think people would be able to read and answer your post better then.
  4. Seasought macrumors 65816


    Nov 3, 2005
    So you moved your iTune's music to another drive, is that correct? I'm guessing iTunes is referencing the old (now empty) location for your music, yes? If so...

    1.) Open iTunes.
    2.) Go to Preferences.
    3.) Go to Advanced.
    4.) Go to 'iTunes music folder location' and change it to the 'd' drive (location where you moved your music to).

    The above is based off my Mac settings but I'm sure the PC version isn't terribly different (you can sort of get the idea behind the instruction).

    Hopefully that will fix your problem / answer your question.
  5. killmoms macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    For future reference, the EASIEST way to move your music library in iTunes is to do this:

    1) Back up your iTunes Library and iTunes Library.xml files, just in case
    2) Set your iTunes Music directory to be the folder you want to put your music in (on the new drive, other partition, whatever)
    3) Make sure "keep folder organized" and "copy music to folder" are checked
    4) Choose Advanced > Consolidate Library
    5) Make a sandwich, read a book, do some yoga
    6) Yay, your music has been moved, and you've lost no metadata!
  6. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    *sigh* ... I fixed it myself (and moved it into the right forum for that matter) :rolleyes:
  7. steve_hill4 macrumors 68000


    May 15, 2005
    NG9, England
    Perhaps we need to cut this guy some slack, but then again the first place I would try would be apple's support site.

    We might also want to club together this Christmas and buy them a dictionary and book on correct grammar.:)

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