Itunes library

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Guacamole, May 27, 2012.

  1. Guacamole macrumors regular

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    I have my library and files on an external hard drive.
    Sometimes when I want to add a cd to the library it will copy onto a library on the C drive rather than my Itunes library on the external hard drive, I have to go to preferences and again choose the itunes library on the external drive.

    Why I tunes doesnt remember every time where I want the library to be?:confused:
     
  2. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

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    Is your iTunes Library on your external drive, 100%? (see preferences)

    When ever I import a CD it imports to my Library which is set on my external drive?
     
  3. LaWally macrumors 6502a

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    You will see this behavior if you start iTunes and it cannot see the external HDD for whatever reason. This could be because iTunes starts before the HDD is mounted and available or because you start iTunes when your HDD is not connected.

    In any event, if iTunes cannot find the external HDD it will auto switch the media location to the default C: drive.
     
  4. Guacamole thread starter macrumors regular

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    I always start the external hard drive first and then I open iTunes
     
  5. LaWally macrumors 6502a

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    Starting the drive first is one thing. Making sure the filesystem containing your iTunes media is mounted is another. Depending on the HDD and other factors, filesystems on an HDD will not be available the instant you power on your external HDD.
     

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