iTunes +External Hard Drive

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  1. Holmes89 macrumors regular

    Holmes89

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    I have a western digital external hard drive and I have music on there that I want iTunes to access but not copy over to the hard drive, firstly can I have iTunes (and front row) play songs from this drive without copying them over and if so how do I do this?
     
  2. karenflower macrumors 6502a

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    Go to iTunes Preferences, click Advanced and under the General tab click 'Change. . .' to choose your Library location (which will be on your external drive).

    Deselect 'Keep iTunes Music folder organized' (unless you want this) and you're good to go! :)
     
  3. Holmes89 thread starter macrumors regular

    Holmes89

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    Okay say I have two separate libraries (Audiobooks and regular music) I keep the audiobooks on the external so they don't take up all the space that I have on my laptop and I can keep my regular music on the laptop so I can access it at all times, will this way work or do I leave out the changing of the library location?
     
  4. Holmes89 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just figured it out, went to Preferences->Advanced-> and clicked Copy Files to iTunes Music folder when adding to library and it worked, thanks for the help.
     

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