Macbook Pro and iTunes Library

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Fooj, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. Fooj macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2007
    Rite my brand new macbook pro arrived yesterday, its amazing.

    Got everything over no problem, this is my first mac, everything was fine.

    Untill i tried to get my i tunes library over, I have all my music on a external hard disk, but when attached it says that the folder is locked.

    And when i import the folder in i tunes, it copys everything across to my Hard disk, which i dont want, I just want to run the library straight from the external hard disk, is this possible? and if so how?

    It worked fine on my windows, but i have mac now, i dont want to use windows ever again!

    and for anyone who is interested i upgraded straight away to leopard, using erase and install, thought it was a good idea to start a fresh as i had no data on it!
  2. enklined macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2007
    not on my mac right now, but if you click itunes menu and go into preferences, on the importing theres a checkbox that says something like "copy files added to my library to my itunes directory"

    Uncheck that, and you're good to go.
  3. creator2456 macrumors 68000


    Jul 10, 2007

    Sounds like you need the setup that I have. Use THIS site to help you with the setup.

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