Limited copying from iTunes to USB Drive?!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by nerevar, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. nerevar macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2012
    Hello All,

    I've just bought a USB car radio and wanted to copy my music from iTunes to the USB drive. Imagine my surprise when after a few songs it wouldn't let me do it again. I've been reading and it looks like iTunes has a limit on music copying to external drives to "prevent piracy". Really? I mean come on, it's possible to copy all the files in folders it's just very annoying I can't do it through iTunes - and with legitimate reasons.

    Is there any other option beside copying every single song from the playlist from Finder? :mad:

    Thank you
  2. killmoms macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    News to me. Why not just browse the iTunes music folder though? It's not like it's any harder than browsing the iTunes library, assuming you have iTunes set to organize it.
  3. nerevar thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2012
    Try to copy 1GB+ of music to your desktop from iTunes and you'll see.

    I have music organized by playlists so folders on the disc are completely differently organized. What do you mean by iTunes set?

    I found a temporary solution - click show in finder and then copy. But it's still a pain to do for albums with 20+ tracks.

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