iTunes File Management Question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by JoltinJoe, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. JoltinJoe macrumors member

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    Hi all

    I have a mid 2007 white MacBook running OSX Snow Leopard. The available hard drive is dwindling (I have more than 10,000 songs and 5 years worth of school documents, etc.) to the point where I have about 12 GB free at any one time.

    To remedy, I have 2 TB worth of external drives connected about 95% of the time. I recently purchased an Apple TV and have been slowly converting my .mkv's, importing the .m4v's to iTunes, deleting the file on my computer's hard drive, and locating the movie file on my external to redirect iTunes to that path to save the space on my MacBook. This hasn't been ideal, but since it's one or two movies at a time it's not too big of a deal.

    The real issue is in Podcasts. It's far too time time consuming to direct iTunes to the external hard drive file for every new instance of the podcast, etc etc etc.

    TL;DR - is there a way to change the path in iTunes setting for a specific type of media (Podcasts and Movies) but leave the iTunes paths as they are for Music and Apps?

    Many thanks!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    AFAIK, no. However, you can divide your iTunes library, keeping your favorite media on the internal drive and the rest on an external.

    How to split a single iTunes library over two or more media locations
     
  3. JoltinJoe thread starter macrumors member

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    Interesting approach. Thanks for the link. So media that was added while the iTunes manage box is unchecked is not automagically organized when the box is checked again? (Sorry if that is an unclear question)
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That's correct. I prefer to leave them unchecked, however. That way you can manage your file names and locations as you choose, without iTunes interfering.
     
  5. JoltinJoe thread starter macrumors member

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    And if you don't mind my asking, about how much of each media do you have in your iTunes library?
     

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