'iTunes' appearing on two hard drives?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by alexjholland, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. alexjholland macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2011
    Hey, I added a second 1TB hard drive to my 2011 MacBook Pro and moved my iTunes library onto it.

    However, my Mac seems to think that 238.67 GB is being used on the primary hard-drive for iTunes.

    When I click on 'manage' it shows nothing in there; and I can see my iTunes music is indeed on the second hard drive. Plus, the amount reserved for 'Audio' (182GB) is exactly the size of my iTunes library.

    So why is 238.67 GB (over 50 GB more than my iTunes library size) being used on the main boot disc?

  2. Fishrrman macrumors G4

    Feb 20, 2009
    When you moved the library, did you actually delete the old one?

    Even if you did, I've seen numerous reports here that the numbers you see in the "storage" window above can sometimes be bogus and otherwise unreliable.

    If you want to REALLY "see what's on the drive", download DiskWave:

    Just launch it.
    You'll see what to do next.
    TIP: in preferences, choose to make normally-invisible files VISIBLE.
  3. alexjholland thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2011
    Good tip. iTunes on that disc is only 6 GB, which is iPad/iPhone software updates!


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