Transfer Itunes from Case Sensitive to Journaled

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Tyndale13, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. Tyndale13 macrumors newbie

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    What a nightmare! My entire I-tunes library is kept on an external HD that is formatted as MAC OS Extended (Case-Sensitive, Journaled). I formatted this external over a year ago when I moved to Mac per the genius's recommendation at the Apple Bar. Today, I had the sneaking suspicion that it was time to migrate to a new External HD as mine has some wear on it and I kept getting weird error messages during the transfer of the I-tunes library (meaning it just stops and give me a very windowesque error message). What I have been able to tell is that MAC OS Extended (Case-Sensitive, Journaled) will not correctly transfer to regular old MAC OS (Journaled). Am I stuck in "Case-Sensitive" land forever with my I-tunes Library?????? Apple Care offered no advice except to point out the problem. I can format the new drive as Case-sensitive but then it appears that I'll be stuck with doing the same thing when I get another External HD in the future. Please help.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    What about cloning your old external iTunes HDD to the new external iTunes HDD?

    You can use CarbonCopyCloner or SuperDuper for doing that.

    They shouldn't have a problem with the different file system formats.

    You can at least give it a try, as the software I mentioned is free.
     
  3. Tyndale13 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you.

    I'll look into it and keep you posted; BTW, what format (would the clone be in? OS Extended Journaled..etc...?
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    You have to format the external drive first with Disk Utility.

    It's best to use HFS+ Extended (not journaled).
     

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