Q: Itunes with 2 libraries - why not?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ultradk, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. ultradk macrumors newbie

    ultradk

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    #1
    Hello,

    I have two itunes folders on two seperate drives..

    1 with aac files

    and

    1 with lossless files.

    The problem is, when I try to import one cd for my lossless folder (after telling itunes were that folder is and import setting is set for apple lossless) itunes ask if I want to keep the media organized in the itunes folder. If I say yes, some files from my aac folder is showing up in the lossless folder and versa... If I say no, the same is happening..

    Is it really that hard to have two separate folders in itunes?
     
  2. theLimit macrumors 6502a

    theLimit

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    #2
    Hold the option key when opening iTunes to choose/create a different library.

    It is necessary to restart iTunes to switch libraries, but it's a simple way to keep separate libraries if that is your need.
     
  3. Zay1993 macrumors newbie

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    #3
    Sorry for bumping a thread but I don't think my question warrants it's own thread.

    I've tried holding ALT while launching iTunes but it just opens up my current library. I'm on Windows 7. I would like seperate libraries, one for my music, and one for my girlfriends music since she uses my laptop for her music needs and iPod syncing. How can I create 2 libraries? I don't think her having a playlist would work because I have iTunes set to auto sync my iPod when it's connected and I don't want to manually manage my music, it's a nice change to be able to just press sync and have all my new music downloads sync to my iPod without having to do anything, but I don't want to have the music she downloads syncing to my iPod. I listen to metal and the like, while she likes what every teenage girl likes. Rap and other music I don't care for.

    Edit: Sorry for posting a Windows based question in the Mac forum, I just searched the forums and asked in the relevant thread without looking at the forum category.
     
  4. phairphan macrumors 6502a

    phairphan

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    #4
    I believe on Windows you need to hold down the shift key, not the alt key.
     

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