Question Regarding Files and External HD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cuanurse, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. cuanurse macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2007
    I have moved some of my media files (TV Shows/Movies) to my external HD. Now when I try to watch them I am having to individually "locate" each file in order for them to play in itunes. Any suggestions to make this easier?
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    One way, anyway, is to set iTunes to NOT copy things to the library, then drag the lot of files from the external into the library. On my system, this creates links to the correct locations. If you move them, however (which it sounds like is what you did?) it will then ask you to find each.

    If you moved them from the library to elsewhere, you (I think) need to delete them from the library then re-add them (without copying).

    I think there are also tips on other ways to do this on sites like McOSXHints.

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