Tv Shows on External HD, Music on Internal HD?

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  1. DJMastaWes macrumors 65816

    DJMastaWes

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    Hey guys!

    So, my MacBook Pros hard drive is running out of space, and I need to clear some of it up. I have about 40GBs+ of TV shows and around 5GBs of Movies in iTunes that I don't need to always have on the go with me, my music however, I would like to keep on my Internal Hard drive.

    My question is: Is there a way to have my music be on my Internal Hard drive, and have my tv shows and movies run on my external Hard drive?

    I think there's a way to do it with disabling "copy files to iTunes Music folder when adding to library", but will this affect anything when I get new music? For example, if I disable that and I import an album, will that album not be put into my music folder?

    Anyway, any options and suggestions would be great!
     
  2. ~J~ macrumors 6502

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    I do this exact thing. And you are exactly right, check the "copy to music library" when you add music, and uncheck it when you add a TV show or movie.
     
  3. DJMastaWes thread starter macrumors 65816

    DJMastaWes

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    But, say I disable the copy to music folder and i add all the TV shows from my hard drive. If I then enable the add to music folder, and add music, won't the TV shows then be copied to the music folder, because I enabled the feature again?
     
  4. georgeoommen macrumors regular

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    the tv shows would stay where they are. they would get copied over to your internal hdd only if u hit consolidate. so you will just have to make sure that every time u want to add music, u use the copy files to itunes folder checked and have it unchecked at all other times. thats my understanding of how it works..
     
  5. REBELinBLUE macrumors regular

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    Yep that is exactly what I do and I haven't had any problems yet.

    I did try creating a symlink to the TV Shows directory on my external drive in the iTunes folder, but iTunes ignores it and then instead creates the TV shows in the music folder. So I switched to doing it the way mentioned above.
     
  6. speakerwizard macrumors 68000

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    you can set it up the way you use it most often and hold option/alt key when dragging in something to reverse the import setting (ie, if its set to copy, when you hold alt it will not)
     

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