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

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    #1
    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?
    Thanks
     
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  3. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

    Darth.Titan

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    #4
    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

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    #5
    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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