iTunes music folder location

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jjk454ss, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. jjk454ss macrumors 601

    jjk454ss

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    So I have had my iTunes music folder set to my Time Capsule for a long time. Now I just replaced my hard drive and did a clean intall of OS X. Now I was under the impression I just go into iTunes preferences and change the music folder location to the Time Capsule again and everything would be back to how it was. But I change the location, and nothing in iTunes changes, still no music, podcasts, apps, etc.

    Am I doing something wrong? What do I need to do to get everything back into iTunes? I don't want to try to reimport everything and have it all on my computer, I just want iTunes to see it where its already at.
     
  2. sammich macrumors 601

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    Open iTunes while holding down the Option key, then choose your library on your TC that way.
     
  3. jjk454ss thread starter macrumors 601

    jjk454ss

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    Thanks for the quick reply. It looks like there is no library file on the TC though. It has music, ringtones, podcasts, but no library file. I have my old hdd in an enclosure now, would the library file have been on my Mac HD instead of the TC, and if I point it to that on the external would it work? Or would it try to use that external drive from now on?
     
  4. jjk454ss thread starter macrumors 601

    jjk454ss

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    So my music folder is on my TC, without this library file how do I get everything back into iTunes. I am afraid to sync my iPhone now for fear of losing everything off it.
     

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