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

    Mar 17, 2009
    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

    Mar 11, 2011
    Hull, UK
    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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