Partially storing iTunes library on external HD?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by kingsapo, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. kingsapo macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2010
    Hello! I recently got a MacBook Pro, and was considering getting a dock for it (a henge dock, for example). I currently operate on a Mac Mini, with all of my iTunes stuff (300+ GB of videos) stored on an external hard drive. My main goal is to replace the Mini with the MacBook Pro. The problem is, I have too much iTunes stuff to keep on the MacBook Pro.

    The thing is, I still wanted to keep some of my stuff (music and maybe podcasts) on the MacBook Pro's local hard drive, while only having access to all my videos every time I dock the computer (hope this makes sense). Obviously, I know that you can change where iTunes stores it's files. My question is, is there a way to tell iTunes to store only parts of it's library in certain places? For example, store all music in directory x, and store everything else in directory y.

    Even if it wasn't a built-in feature, I'd be willing to resort to a 3rd party solution. As always, any help is appreciated!
  2. kingsapo thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2010
    Wow. Um, thanks! Sorry for the unnecessary forum post and stuff, I guess I never thought of phrasing it like that, so maybe that's why I wasn't getting help pages that would help me? Anyway, thanks again, and I'll definitely use that MRoogle thing in the future! :D

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