Moving a external iTunes library to a new external HD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by pilotkid, Jul 4, 2009.

  1. pilotkid macrumors 6502a

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    Hey everyone! I have my iTunes library on a external HD. I purchased a new one with a bigger capacity and I tried to highlight and copy everything to the new drive and it wont let me. A window pops up saying that it cant be copied to the new drive because there are backup items items included or something like that. The drive that I am trying to drag everything to is partitioned so that Time Machine gets 600GB. Could that be what its talking about? Any ideas/help would be greatly appreciated.
    Have a great 4th!!!
     
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  3. windowpain macrumors 6502a

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    I think this is your problem. To move the library you don't drag and drop it. You basically create a new library on the disk where you want it, and then use the consolidate library option.
    This will copy the contents of the old library to the new one. It won't delete anything.

    There is a good step-by-step guide here on apples website.

    As with anything, please make sure you have a back-up before you start moving/deleting things.
     
  4. pilotkid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you VERY much. I followed those directions and its transferring everything as I type. Thanks again!
     

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