iTunes and external hard drives

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by sherpahigh, Nov 17, 2005.

  1. sherpahigh macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2005
    I've searched around and can't find exactly this type of question already on here so ....

    What I want to be able to do is two fold. I want to have a backup of my iTunes library in case something were to happen to my hard drive at home. And I want to be able to use that backup for listening to my music at work on a different computer.

    I've got the following:

    45 some odd gigs of music on my hard drive at home.
    an 80G external hard drive (it's really 3 different hard drives in the same small case)

    So I've copied all my itunes library to the external hard drive (half on one drive, half on another) I've also copied the itunes library files to the external drive.

    Now I'm at work and I'm trying to figure it all out from here. I had been using this external drive before to play my music here at work through itunes but now I can't seem to get things working properly again. Any help on this vauge situation? Is there any way to set the "itunes music folder location" so that it's pulling from both dirves? I've got it set to one of the external drives and those songs will play but it won't find the other songs.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  2. sherpahigh thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2005
    So I got it all working now. Dosn't really make all that much sense but it's working great now so I'm not complaining. I ended up changing the "itunes music folder location" from one drive to the other and now it plays the songs from both drives even though it's only set to one of them.

    Like I said, doesn't make sense to me, but it works for what I want it too and I've got all my playlists, ratings and counts working here now as well.

    Though I'll loose any playcounts from work the next time I backup from my home computer... dosn't bother me enough to find another way.

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