Multiple iTunes Library settings/problems

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  1. Fa7mac macrumors regular

    Fa7mac

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    #1
    Hey there
    here is the thing: I want to manage 2 iTunes library on my Mac, one for my musics and the other one for my Podcast, ITunes U, Movies and TV Shows.
    The reason why I want to do this is because I keep my songs on my Mac HHD and the podcasts and vídeo files on my External HHD. I built these two libraries, the podcast library is setted to copy the files directly into the EHD iTunes folder, and my songs library don't, I manage it myself. The problem is that when I quit one library and open another, the preferences are imported, they have the same preferences. How do I manage to keep one preference in one library and another preference in the other?
    Thanks for any help
     
  2. Ice-Cube macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    Create another account and switch to that when you want to open your library.
     
  3. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    #3
    Unfortunately, as the poster before me said... you can't. Not without creating two entirely separate user IDs.
     
  4. Fa7mac thread starter macrumors regular

    Fa7mac

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    #4
    thanks guys. your suggestions is one solution but I will keep changing the settings on and on when I switch between libraries. I need my main account files always
     
  5. prostuff1 macrumors 65816

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    #5
    Look at a program called MultiTunes. I use it to manage a local and server copy of my iTunes library. It works great that way!
     
  6. Chris 123 macrumors regular

    Chris 123

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    #6
    I have the same problem as you.

    I've looked at multitunes and it is exactly what I need!

    The only problem I have is that I already have multiple itunes libraries and with this plugin you can only create new libraries. Does anyone know how to locate an existing library with this plugin?
     

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