Question on Time Machine, reformatting my external

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by currins, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. currins macrumors member

    Dec 24, 2010
    I currently have a external hard-drive that is unusable for Time Machine because it's not formatted correctly.

    Normally, no big deal, I would just move all the stuff on the external to my mac, format the drive, and move everything back.

    Here's the problem - my entire itunes library is mapped back to the external drive in several folders.

    If I reformat, and move the folders back unchanged, will itunes "remember" the mapping? I'm worried about a library full of exclamation points.

    Thanks for any help!
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    If the path to the files is the same, when you launch iTunes after the reformat, it will find them.

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