Renaming A Drive, Will It Cause Trouble?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Bonesone4, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. Bonesone4 macrumors regular

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    I have an external drive with all of my music and home movies on it. iTunes reads all of that content from the drive. If I rename the drive will it effect playback? For instance, if I change the name of the drive from "A" to "B" and then try to play a song in iTunes, will iTunes say it can't find the song?

    Bones
     
  2. mgpg89 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm pretty sure the consequences won't be pretty.
    Much like changing the name of your home folder will screw your system up pretty badly.

    You can conduct a little experiment though, by using a USB stick or something like it, and reenact the scenario you explained.
     
  3. wgr73 macrumors 6502a

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    Or you could always change the name...and if it doesnt work, change it back:cool:
     
  4. rouquin macrumors newbie

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    After renaming the drive you can start iTunes whilst holding down the option key, iTunes will then prompt you to select a new location for your iTunes library.
     

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