splitting iTunes library in 2 locations?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Dagless, May 13, 2010.

  1. Dagless macrumors Core

    Dagless

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    I've got a 500gb internal drive for my iMac (250gb to XP and OSX), but my iTunes library takes up 300gb. 50gb of that is music. What I'd like to do is have my music on my internal drive and keep my videos on the external, which would be powered off (it's rather noisy and doesn't have an auto-power down like my other, smaller HDD's).

    Is that possible at all?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Yes. Just start with your library on your local drive. Then simply add whatever folder(s) you want from the external drive. They'll be added to your library, but will only be available when the external drive is connected before you launch iTunes. I do the same thing, and it works flawlessly.
     
  3. Dagless thread starter macrumors Core

    Dagless

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    You know as soon as I got an email saying this thread had a reply I just thought "disable the auto-organised folder option and relocate your music"!

    Years this problem has been at the back of my mind. YEARS!

    Good to hear it works!
     

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