iTunes Media Folder on NAS resets itself, why?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Cantello, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. Cantello macrumors member

    May 29, 2008
    My iTunes library is currently residing on a NAS that runs 24h and is directly connected to the iMac I am using.

    In iTunes' preferences, I have set the folder on the NAS as the 'official' media folder. However, this setting is reset to a standard folder in the user directory (/Users/username/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media), even though there is no music stored there.

    Why does iTunes do this (maybe due to the NAS not being immediately available after resuming from sleep?) and more important, how can I fix this?

  2. fhall1 macrumors 68040


    Dec 18, 2007
    (Central) NY State of mind
    I think your theory about the resuming from sleep might be the culprit. I have had my iTunes library on my NAS since Leopard days with my Mac Mini and now my iMac and never had the problem you describe, but I don't have the Macs or the NAS ever go to sleep.

    To test your theory, turn off the sleep feature for a day and see what happens.

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