iTunes media location NAS

geordie didds

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Jul 18, 2012
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I keep changing the location to my NAS drive but iTunes (latest update) on both MacBook (2008, 10.7.5) and my MacBook Pro (2012) keep reverting back to the default location of Users/Music/.......

Any ideas as how to stop this as when songs download I then have to copy over....they should stay in the same library location....

Thanks

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flynz4

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Aug 9, 2009
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Portland, OR
I do not use a NAS as a location for my iTunes library... but I think if iTunes starts and your computer is not connected to the NAS... then iTunes will create a new library location at the default location.

/Jim
 

Mike in Kansas

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Sep 2, 2008
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Metro Kansas City
I have my iTunes library on a HDD connected to my Time Capsule. When I first launch iTunes I need to play a song to make sure the HDD mounts. After that, I can download or import music and it goes into the library on the HDD. Otherwise, it creates a new library on the internal drive.
 

flynz4

macrumors 68040
Aug 9, 2009
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Portland, OR
I have my iTunes library on a HDD connected to my Time Capsule. When I first launch iTunes I need to play a song to make sure the HDD mounts. After that, I can download or import music and it goes into the library on the HDD. Otherwise, it creates a new library on the internal drive.
Have you tried keeping the actual iTunes library on your Mac... but setting it manage "iTunes Media" on the NAS?

My iMac has the 768GB SSD and I do not want to use the space for iTunes media (since it simply does not need SSD speeds)... so I have the library on my SSD, but iTunes media is on my Pegasus RAID array. In my case, my array is a DAS (connected via Thunderbolt)... but it works perfectly.

/Jim
 

Mike in Kansas

macrumors 6502a
Sep 2, 2008
962
71
Metro Kansas City
Have you tried keeping the actual iTunes library on your Mac... but setting it manage "iTunes Media" on the NAS?

My iMac has the 768GB SSD and I do not want to use the space for iTunes media (since it simply does not need SSD speeds)... so I have the library on my SSD, but iTunes media is on my Pegasus RAID array. In my case, my array is a DAS (connected via Thunderbolt)... but it works perfectly.

/Jim
I stand corrected. Library is on the internal drive, media is on the HDD connected to the Time Capsule.
 

geordie didds

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 18, 2012
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I do not use a NAS as a location for my iTunes library... but I think if iTunes starts and your computer is not connected to the NAS... then iTunes will create a new library location at the default location.

/Jim
Jim - many thanks. I think this could be it as sometimes can take a while for the NAS to be seen if it's been in sleep mode. Would have thought there should be a check by iTunes but.....