How To Flawlessly Move iTunes to External Hard Drive?

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  1. ghsNick macrumors 68030


    May 25, 2010
    Hi All -

    I'm trying to move my iTunes Library to my External Hard Drive. Here are the steps I'm following -

    1) Move entire iTunes folder to External Hard Drive.
    2) WHAT NEXT? Lol

    What do I do next so iTunes doesn't create a new folder in the spot I originally had it but instead opens it from where the External HD is located? I'd like to move EVERYTHING ---not just the media.

  2. chrfr macrumors 603

    Jul 11, 2009
    The process is quite simple. First, be sure that iTunes isn't running when you move your library.
    Then, once the folder is copied to where you want it, hold down the option key and start up iTunes. You'll be prompted to choose your library, and then just point iTunes to the library on the external drive.
  3. Partron22 macrumors 68020


    Apr 13, 2011
    That'll do it.
  4. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    And then iTunes will find it when you open it in the future.

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