iTunes Media Folder on ext. Drive

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by Chupa Chupa, Jun 29, 2017.

  1. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    In iTunes I have my "iTunes Media" folder set to /Volumes/MP3/MP3s. All of my music is stored there, no prob.

    But the "Mobile applications" folder somehow remains on my boot drive in Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Mobile Applications.

    Is there an OS requirement that mobile apps must remain on the boot drive? Otherwise why are they not stored on the same assgined drive as my music?

    If I can move this folder how do I do that and not screw up my iPhone and iPad syncing?
  2. Alrescha macrumors 68020

    Jan 1, 2008
    There are two ways to get iTunes to use an external drive. First is the one you appear to have used: go to iTunes/Preferences/Advanced and set the location for media. Second is to start iTunes by holding down Option and double-clicking on iTunes.

    In the first scenario iTunes media is stored on the external drive, but everything else (iTunes' own database for instance) stays in ~/Music. In the second case everything is stored on the external drive.

    The first case has a feature in that iTunes will run (and even let you add files!) when the external drive is missing. It will figure things out when it is started with the drive attached. In the second case iTunes will just complain.

    I would be cautious about trying to switch horses. You would have to manually move all the files from ~Music/iTunes into their corresponding locations on the external drive, and then restart iTunes using the Option key. Make backups...

  3. italodance Suspended


    Jun 7, 2017
    Who is still using iTunes on PC/Mac? It is not important even, Apple should cut it off. Everyone can buy anything from iTunes (shops) and App store on their devices and use WIFI or....apps for transferring to any where.

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