move itunes to ex. hard drive to free up space

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by milligan, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. milligan macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2009
    My hard drive is almost full, so its slowing things up.

    Can I keep my Iphoto and itunes on my external hard drive and free up space
    that way? If so how do I do that?
  2. milligan thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2009
  3. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    With iTunes, there is a much simpler 4-step solution.
    1. Quit iTunes.
    2. Move iTunes Music folder to external.
    3. Re-launch iTunes holding down 'Option' key. ('Shift' if using Windows)
    4. Browse to new library location and select.
    Couldn't be easier.
  4. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

    Jolly Jimmy

    Dec 13, 2007
    Big mistake moving just the iTunes Music folder, iTunes will not open from that folder alone. The library is the whole iTunes folder ie all this : (see screenshot) . After moving the whole iTunes folder you need to point itunes to that, not itunes music.

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