people who have installed an ssd but moved itunes library help please

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  1. sparkie1984 macrumors 68000

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    hi guys,

    installed an ssd today. now the thinking was to have osx on it along with the programs. but to relocate my itunes library to a hard disk i use for media.

    basically i followed apples help document and moved the stuff to my media hard disk.

    but, how on earth do i get my itunes on the ssd to acquire all of my apps/music/playlists etc?

    i cant figure out how to do it guys :(
     
  2. milan03 macrumors 6502

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    Itunes---preferences---Advanced, then change the target library folder and point iTunes to your HDD.
     
  3. tarizo41 macrumors newbie

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    push the keys "alt" and "ctrl" at the same time you open itunes, and then you can select your library
    Sorry for my english
     
  4. sparkie1984 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    thanks for super fast responses :)

    milan: i have done, but theres nothing showing in my apps or music libraries on itunes?

    tarizo: when i try that it just asks me to sign in and doesnt do anything when i do?

    thanks guys!

    this is the only glitch im having with an otherwise awesome ssd experiance
     
  5. tarizo41 macrumors newbie

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    Are you sure that you are pressing the rigth keys? They are: key ALT and key CTRL and do it at the same time or, if you prefer, BEFORE you click on the itunes icon
    try again
     
  6. sparkie1984 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    tarizo, my apologies! its now asking for the library, but its saying theres no library file there?

    everythings copied over music wise, im guessing it needs a specific file though which has everything stored in it?


    thanks for your help mate :)
     
  7. sboerup macrumors 6502

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    why not just move your entire Home folder off the SSD . . .
     
  8. sparkie1984 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    would that eliminate my problem?

    im not too sure what moving the home folder entails/does?
     
  9. tarizo41 macrumors newbie

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    Itunes---preferences---Advanced, then choose the target library folder on your media hdd, after that, repeat the process again (alt + ctrl and open itunes)
     
  10. tarizo41 macrumors newbie

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    I thinks he means that you move your "itunes folder" to you new hdd
     
  11. sparkie1984 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    ah right, well i tried that initially but the folder has a red icon on it and says i dont have permission to look at it.

    is that because its from another mac installation? i.e. its from the old hard disk my macpro came with
     
  12. tarizo41 macrumors newbie

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    Are you saying you can not see the contents of your "itunes library" of your new media hard drive?
     
  13. sparkie1984 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    basically when i do what you said, it wants me to show it where my itunes library file is?

    when i show it, it says its locked or only has read only access.

    but i have been into the file via the get info option and unlocked it for me and administrators.

    but it still says it cannot use it due to it being locked. :(
     
  14. sparkie1984 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    ive done it!!!!!

    it was one folder i hadnt checked the box on :)

    thanks everyone for your help
     
  15. tarizo41 macrumors newbie

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    Can you open the iTunes folder from the finder?
     
  16. sparkie1984 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    yes :)

    what i hadnt done is set a permission for me to alter the itunes folder!

    did that and boom, it flew into life!

    thanks so much tarizo, id never have known how add a library to that! :)
     
  17. tarizo41 macrumors newbie

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    I am very happy that everything is working

    See you in the forum

    Greetings
     

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