iTunes multiple library locations

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by vincentlepes, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. vincentlepes macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2011
    Hi all,

    I've been all over the nets trying to find out how to split my iTunes library in two, to no avail. All I can find is information on how to put my library on an external drive and such. Here is what I am after:

    I'd like to keep my iTunes library on my local drive, with only a handful of music so I always have something to listen to. The bulk of my music I'd like to have on my external drive. I'd like iTunes to boot from the same library but only include the external files when the drive is plugged in.

    I have managed to run two libraries, one internal and external, but the experience is frustrating to say the least. I look in prefs and you can only specify *one* media folder.

    Does anyone know how to accomplish what I'm after? I basically want one library, two media folders - one on the local drive, one on external.

    Thanks in advance for any tips you can provide :)
  2. vincentlepes thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2011
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    It's not a waste of time, if you get the answers you're looking for. Also, I have my library split like this, since it won't all fit on my internal hard drive, and it works quite well.
  4. vincentlepes, Jun 22, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 22, 2011

    vincentlepes thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2011
    Sweet, thanks again!


    (I had a moment where I felt like all those people I've sent to l m g t f y dot com ;))

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