How do i set up an external memory for my iTunes library?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gathart, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. gathart macrumors regular

    Feb 10, 2009
    Over time I have accumulated quite a big iTunes library and on my MacBookPro with 500GB I have about 10GB left. Any sollutions? If I set up an external drive, how will it affect my running iTunes? If I use an external drive, do i need to re-install iTunes every time? Can I use the time machine on my Time capsule? Which cleanup programm do you use and is it helpful? Any advice would be most apreciated!
  2. Frosties macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2009
    • just using network share in itunes gives you the ability to play your songs in itunes but not share it to an ipod if you use a networded hardrive like the timecapsule for example
    • pointing the library in itunes to a networked drive gives you both play and share to ipod
    • just using an external harddrive connected to the computer for storing your library gives you play and share just as any regular drive will if you point your library to it.

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