How To Flawlessly Move iTunes to External Hard Drive?

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  1. ghsNick macrumors 68020

    ghsNick

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    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.

    Thanks!
     
  2. chrfr macrumors 603

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    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 68000

    Partron22

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    That'll do it.
     
  4. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

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    And then iTunes will find it when you open it in the future.
     

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