storing songs on macbook as well

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by RTiii320, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. RTiii320 macrumors 6502a

    RTiii320

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    got a new macbook and im transferring about 80gigs of music. its a 150gb HD but obviously dont want to save this music on my HD. If i have a 500 external hard drive which all my music is saved on and am simply dragging the files from the hardrive folder directly into itunes am i in some way saving the music on my harddrive as well? please some help would be much appreciated
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    Yes, by default, iTunes copies all the music to the internal HD. You can uncheck this in preferences - before you add any music.
     
  3. StingerT125 macrumors 6502a

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    You can also change where iTunes copies the file to. You can specify the external drive and that is where it will copy the to.
     
  4. Moks macrumors member

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    Not obvious to me, you'd still have 70Gb for OSX and everything else... I only got a 60gb HD on my iBook to start with, and 32gb of music on it;).
     

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