So I consolidated my libraries and moved them into an external hdd, worked great for a while, then i upgraded itunes and wow all my file locations went away. SOOOO i re-did everything once more (this took hours) only to have itunes magically forget the locations of my files again a few weeks later!!!!! Is there a way to avoid this when running itunes off an external drive?! I would like to continue using itunes to manage my ipod/iphone but I cant re-do my library every other month- takes too darned long! If its impossible to have itunes do this - is there an Itunes alternative out there recommended by anyone? Thanks guys!