Need Help Putting iTunes Library on External HD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by billierose, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. billierose macrumors newbie

    billierose

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    Hey There,

    I have tried to copy over my iTunes library and I can't get the songs to work. If I try and play a song, it asks me if I would like to locate it and if I choose it from the external HD, that song will work. I changed the library location in the Advanced menu also, but it still isn't working. Any ideas?? My HD is connected via firewire, do I need to add the USB or switch them out?:confused:Any help will be GREATLY appriciated!

    -billierose
     
  2. mattyxxl macrumors newbie

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    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1449


     
  3. NickEm009 macrumors newbie

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    Save all of the songs to your computers HDD, then using "Disk Utility", located in the "Utilities" folder erase and format the external HDD. Once that is complete, drag and drop your entire "Music" folder onto the external HDD, and just like you've already done, make sure under iTunes Advance settings the library source is set to your external HDD. Try and good luck!:apple:
     
  4. billierose thread starter macrumors newbie

    billierose

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    I actually used that page to get the library over in the first place. It still isn't working. I am currently moving it all back over and I am going to try again I guess.
     
  5. mattyxxl macrumors newbie

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    try again, I just used these steps about 2 weeks go to do mine. Should work!

     

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