Redirecting External HD for iTunes

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

  1. Gryz macrumors member

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    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

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    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

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    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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