Macbook Pro and iTunes Library

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

  1. Fooj macrumors member

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    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

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    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

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

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