itunes media folder

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by brentg33, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. brentg33 macrumors 6502a

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    Hi all,
    I have a 2011 imac with a SSD and a 1 tb HD inside. I have my itunes music library (.xml) file on the SSD and the itunes media folder on the 1tb drive. When Mavericks is released, i plan on re-formatting the SSD....but ofcorse keeping the 1tb drive as is.
    I know that when you start itunes, you can hold down the opt key and choose a library.....but i wasnt sure how it would work if just the media folder is on the 1tb drive. Will i just be able to point the new install of itunes to the old media folder?
     
  2. ShannonIMT macrumors newbie

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    Keep the xml file, install Mavericks and run iTunes once to create an empty library, overwrite the new library xml file ( remember to uncheck "Keep iTunes Media folder organized" in iTunes preferences)
     
  3. brentg33 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks..
    just the iTunes music library.xml file itself or should i make a copy of the entire itunes folder on the SSD now and keep it on an external for later?
     

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