How do you transfer from smaller external hard drive to larger external hard drive?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Advance The Man, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. Advance The Man macrumors 6502

    Apr 6, 2005
    Can I just copy the smaller external hard drive's 'itune' file to the new, larger external hard drive?
  2. tobefirst macrumors 68040


    Jan 24, 2005
    St. Louis, MO
    You can...

    However, the better way would be to let iTunes do that for you, if you are already letting it manage your music (i.e. the default setting).

    With both drives mounted, go to iTunes>Preferences>Advanced>iTunes Music folder location and click "Change..." Point it to the new, larger drive and click "Okay." It will take awhile to update your iTunes library. After that is done, click on "Yes" when it asks you if you'd like to move and rename the files.

    This will help you avoid ! errors.
  3. bozz2006 macrumors 68030


    Aug 24, 2007
    only in the mac world is an exclamation point a bad thing.
  4. Advance The Man thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 6, 2005
    Thank you. Will I have issues if I utilize Raid 1 on the external hard drive?

    I'd love to have the redundancy. If I have a drive failure, I'm SOL. I've spent days transferring itunes data to it.

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