iTunes... How do I add my 300 gig drive without copying all the songs to my mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by D ROCK, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. D ROCK macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2007
    I have some songs I want to add to my playlist in iTunes that I have stored on my 300gig external drive... I don't want to add them to my mac drive so that I can save space.....
    how do I do this?
    cause add songs to library copies them all over...????
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    Open the iTunes preferences. Choose Advanced. Uncheck "Copy files to iTunes Music folder when adding to library"

    Easy :)
  3. D ROCK thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2007
    yes thanks!
    I have seen this option hundreds of times and never thought to uncheck it!
    so stupid!
    but I have never tried this option before so I guess I never paid attention to it...
    Thanks again!

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