Playing iTunes out of an external drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by oo5yolo10, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. oo5yolo10 macrumors member


    Jan 2, 2006
    I am getting close to filling my HD and would like to transfer some of my music to a HD. What is the easiest way to do this so I can play my music from the HD without transferring it back to the computer? I am not sure if this is even possible or if it is incredibly easy, thanks for the help!
  2. deadwulfe macrumors 6502a


    Feb 18, 2010
  3. ezrafitch1990 macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2010
    it is possible, and very simple to accomplish. You can go into your User/Music/iTunes and drag those contents into your external HD, then delete the original iTunes Music folder. Open up itunes and make sure all your music has been erased from there and go to Itunes>Preferences>Advanced and make sure the copy files to computer is not selected. Then add the music files to be played into iTunes and you should be able to play them directly from your external.

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