Moving iTunes Lib over to external hd connected to airport extreme and listening

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by yano729, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. yano729 macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2011
    Hey hows it goin everyone. I know there are a ton of topics already about this topic but I didnt want to go through all of them and I really just want a solution to this so I can get underway. My music collection is very important to me and can not afford to lose it all. I have a western digital hd connected to my airport extreme that I use to back up wirelessly. I want to take my 180 gigs of music and put it on my external and then be able to play/stream it though my itunes library while I am on my home network. Im not sure what to do. I have tried moving my itunes to my external and then changing the file location to the external but it never seems to work. I would really appreciate it someone could help me out step by step wise. Would be really helpful if someone wanted to sign on skype or ichat and talk me through it. Thanks again guys and girls.
  2. yano729 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2011
    anyone? please, Im really desperate. I need to download a very large daw program. I would really appreciate it.
  3. MagicBoy macrumors 68040


    May 28, 2006
    Manchester, UK
    Moving iTunes libraries is well documented. Not being bothered to read up isn't going to win you many new friends I expect.
  4. yano729, Nov 12, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2011

    yano729 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2011
  5. MandaS macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2011
    I'm having the sane problem with getting my iphotos onto my external hd and no one will help me either even though everytime I read up I dont get a straight solution :(
  6. spacedrabbit macrumors member

    Nov 7, 2011
    glad you got it

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  7. minifridge1138 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2010
    If it is like iTunes, then you need to find the iphoto library.
    It should be in /Users/<Your name>/Pictures and looks like a folder named iPhoto Library.

    Copy that 'file' (it's really a directory) to your external hard drive. It may take a while.

    Now hold 'option' and launch iPhoto.

    You should get a popup asking you which photo library you want to use.
    Browse to the 'file' you pasted onto your new hard drive.


    Once you've verified that worked, then you can delete the original file to reclaim the space.
  8. dtjay7 macrumors regular

    Jul 25, 2008
    N. CA
    Someone on here pointed out an application called Tunespan. It works great for managing a large iTunes library across internal and external drives.

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