iphoto + itunes files on #2 drive in mac pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by rpaloalto, May 25, 2008.

  1. rpaloalto macrumors 6502a

    rpaloalto

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    If I have my photos and music stored on a second drive,other than my boot drive. How will iphoto or itunes see this data? Will I have to do any thing extra, each time I open itunes or iphoto? If thats were I have the data stored will it know to look their?

    For me I would have no trouble clicking on a different drive to retrieve the data.
    My wife would be annoyed however, with any extra steps involved.

    Sorry for such a noobish question. I will be getting a mac pro soon. Just waiting for wwdc 08 .To see if any thing comes to the pro or the acd. I have had to jump through hoops to convince her, to let me get a pro instead of another iMac.
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

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    It's not happening at WWDC. MacWorld '09 will bring Nehalem and the only update to the Mac Pro since before MacWorld '08.

    I have this same concern. I hope for a good answer!
     
  3. rpaloalto thread starter macrumors 6502a

    rpaloalto

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    Well I also want the 23'' acd. So maybe apple will refresh that line.
    I can hope cant I?
     
  4. Scottyk9 macrumors 6502a

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    if you hold the option key down when you open any of these applications (itunes, iphoto), it will ask where the library is or if you want to create a new one. You can then create the library on any disk (including a 2nd disk of a Mac Pro). These programs will then use this default location (unless you change it again).
     
  5. Spikeanator6982 macrumors 6502

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    the above poster got it..to move mine..i just move the whole folder be it iphoto or itunes from its current place and put it where i want it. then use the option on start up to choose the place where the files are at. then after u make sure its using everything correctly..u can delete the place the original files are. needless to say..u should always back everything up.
     
  6. Firefly2002 macrumors 65816

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    Holy ****. I saw "'09" and was like oh, lol, that won't be for a few years then huh?

    Then I realized it's 2008. Scary.
     
  7. Chilz0r macrumors regular

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    I place an alias in the Music & Pictures folder on my scratch (home) drive to the location of my libraries.
     
  8. rpaloalto thread starter macrumors 6502a

    rpaloalto

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    Thanks, I just tried that and it works.
    So easy a cave man can do it.
     

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