iTunes Match and moving music library to an external drive

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by poshpantspaddy, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. poshpantspaddy macrumors newbie

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    Mar 17, 2009
    #1
    Hi I use iTunes match for my 10,000+ music library. For some time now I've been running very low on disc space and what to move my library to an external drive. However I have a few questions?

    When I direct my iTunes to my external drive do I have to have the external drive all the time? I know that it will need to be attached when I want to work with the library but is this essential all the time, when I just want to look on the iTunes store for example?

    Maybe there are better options now that I have iTunes match, however I do want a physical copy of my library somewhere?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. andybrown44 macrumors regular

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    Hull, UK
    #2
    As long as you don't want to listen to any music, it won't matter. I don't think iTunes will even try to find the files until you try to play a song.
     

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