moving itunes library to external hd for access/ is this possible?

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  1. wakkaday macrumors member

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    i want to use a 1tb external harddrive for my itunes library
    is this possible? i would like this connected to the macbook for access too....rather then just a backup that i would have to load?
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Sure... that will work fine. Here is an Apple support page showing how to do it.
     
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  4. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    1) Close iTunes. 2) Move your iTunes library folder (which is found in home folder) <user name> Music > iTunes to your external drive. Make sure than when you move the folder, that the subfolders are included just as they are. 3) Open up iTunes > Preferences > Advanced and change the default location to where you just moved the folder on your external drive.

    That should do it.

    Looks like I was too slow in typing. lol
     
  5. wakkaday thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks guys
    thats great....now i will hopefully be able to save on the macbook harddrive space and organise a good music library....

    is there a way for the itunes just to do .mp3s as i have a car usb stick and it would be good if i could just copy files to the usb, instead of converting and moving from a folder...
     
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