iTunes and Time Capsule - music folder problem

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  1. monjones macrumors member

    Jan 24, 2008
    Houston, TX

    I am having a problem getting iTunes to consistently use the music folder that I have created on my Time Capsule. I set out below the steps I have taken (following the advice I've found on other posts and websites) and then I explain my problem. If anyone can help, that would be great.

    1. I created an iTunes Music folder on the Time Capsule and copied all my music files (around 90gb worth) to that folder.

    2. In iTunes preferences > Advanced I changed the music folder to the one on the Time Capsule (it then updated the library, which took a while). I left both "Keep iTunes Music folder organized" and "Copy files to iTunes music folder when adding to library" ticked.

    3. I then clicked on Advanced > Consolidate Library (this took several minutes to complete).

    4. I then deleted the iTunes music folder on my laptop's internal drive.

    Everything then worked great. The music streamed wirelessly from the Time Capsule without any problems at all.

    The problem:- Whenever I shut down iTunes and relaunch it, it seems to default back to an iTunes folder on the internal drive (which it recreated after I had deleted it), not the folder on the Time Capsule. It means I have to repeat step 2 above every time, which is annoying.

    I'm not sure why it does this. I never unmount the Time Capsule disk (i.e. it's always visible under the Shared tab in Finder), so I assume it should be able to find that folder every time.

    If anyone can help me make iTunes look to the Time Capsule folder every time I launch iTunes, that would be great.


    (btw, I am using a late 2007 MacBook Pro with Leopard, fully updated, if that makes any difference).
  2. harv3589 macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2009
    I am having the same there a solution for this? Really annoying...
  3. Dino1956 macrumors member

    Mar 2, 2009
    "Keep iTunes Music folder organized" and "Copy files to iTunes music folder when adding to library" ticked."

    I would uncheck both from the above statement.

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