Splitting iTunes Media Folder on rMPB 15

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  1. jfriedman8 macrumors 6502

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    I've been debating upgrading my storage to 768GB since I am out of room for movies and TV shows, but this isn't a pressing need at the moment, so I am going to wait before the next refresh to see if I will get an iMac as a base station for all of my iTunes ect. That being said, is there anyway to split your "iTunes Media" folder so my 17 GB of music are always on the internal SSD and the 400GB of movies and TV Shows are on my external HD?
     
  2. Mac Write macrumors member

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    The simpliest way would be to move the movies and TV Shows folders in iTunes Media to your external HD and then create an alias and put that alias in the iTunes media folder on your SSD.
     
  3. jfriedman8 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    "Create an alias," I am going to need a little more explanation here, but I think I know where you are headed.
     
  4. Jamesesesesess macrumors 6502a

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    Once you transfer your movies and TV shows to the external HDD, right click on the folders, select Make Alias, and then move those shortcut folders to the iTunes Media folder on your internal HDD. Remove the "alias" from the end of the folder names.
     
  5. jfriedman8 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I think I got this to work. I had to uncheck "copy files to iTunes Folder" and it seems to be getting everything into the movies folder for now. Thanks for the suggestion.
     

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