iTunes - Exact copy on external Hard Drive

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  1. mac2thefuture macrumors 65816

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    Hi guys......i'm running out of hard drive space on my iMac with over 120gig of music/movies within iTunes alone. I have an external with essentially nothing on it. I want to know if it's poss to have an exact version of what we get when we buy our shiny new machine with iTunes but held on an external.
    I'd like it so i can have cover flow and tags for my movies etc - I also run :apple:TV.

    Is it poss?
    If yes...yipee.:)..could i have a basic step by step guide to installation please?

    Thanks
     
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  3. Cinematographer macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, I didn't understand what you want to do. :eek:

    If you want to run your library off the external, you might want to look at this article: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301748
     
  4. AEP macrumors member

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    Hi There,

    Im not to sure what you mean by have an exact version of what we get when we buy our shiny new machine with iTunes but held on an external.

    But i would simply copy all your music and vids Etc on to your external, select all your content in iTunes and delete it from your libary.

    open up iTunes prefrences and click on the advanced tab, uncheck keep iTunes music folder organized, Copy files to iTunes music folder.

    file > add to libary, and navigate to your external and re add all your media. iTunes now wont recopy all your stuff back onto the imac.

    your then free to delete all the stuff in iTunes music folder on the imac and free up a lot of space.

    iTunes will run just like it always did with all your tags and album artwork in order and all should work well with your :apple:T.V.
     

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  5. mac2thefuture thread starter macrumors 65816

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    To the last two posts - thanks, that's exactly what i wanted and have indeed now done. :)
     

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