Redirecting External HD for iTunes

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Gryz, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. Gryz macrumors member

    Dec 27, 2011
    I have a Seagate 1tb External HD that I use for backup of my school files and also my music and podcasts from iTunes. I have went into iTunes and moved the folder location to match my Seagate so when I play a song or podcast, it is reading off of it and not my Mac HD, which has no music on it anyway.

    When I power off though or disconnect the Seagate, I have to go in and redirect iTunes all over again. Is there a way to get iTunes to always read from my external without redirecting it all the time?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Make sure your external drive is mounted properly before you launch iTunes, or it can't find your music folder and will create/re-create a media folder on your internal drive.
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Leave the external drive on. You cannot tell it to look for media in a location which, as far as it's concerned, does not exist when the drive is powered off.

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