Moving iTunes library from computer to NAS

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by GIZBUG, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. GIZBUG macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2006
    Chicago, IL
    I copied ALL my mp3s from my pc to my synology NAS.
    All my music was in D:\Music and that is what I had itunes point to for my music library. Now, do I just change the location in itunes to point to the NAS, and I should be good to go? What about my playlists? Will I loose those?
  2. 1BadMac macrumors 6502


    Jan 27, 2010
    For me to make this work on my Time Capsule (NAS) - I had to move the entire "iTunes Media" folder over - then update the preferences in iTunes to point there VS the local user location. So all of my movies, playlists, library art, etc...all of this is on the network drive.

    Sounds like you are doing this on Windows, since you referenced D:\. The concept is similar though.
  3. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    These steps work really well:

    Note that iTunes will do all the moving for you; you don't move the MP3 files manually at all with this method. It preserves everything - playlists, play counts, ratings, etc.

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