Two different HDDs with same name for one iTunes library? Possible?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by HarryPot, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. HarryPot macrumors 6502a

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    I have all my movies in an external HDD. And also have a backup.

    Both drives are named the same, with the same folder structure and same file names.

    I want to be able to use both HDD with my iTunes library.

    Does iTunes checks for something more than just the drive name and folder name? Does it checks some kind of HDD unique identifier?

    Thanks. I hope I was able to explain myself.:)
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I think you'll have problems with more than just iTunes, unless you have unique names for your drives. No, it doesn't check any other identifier.
     
  3. awair macrumors regular

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    If you're only using one at a time, there shouldn't be a problem. Presumably you are synchronising/backing up amended data when iTunes is not running?
     
  4. HarryPot thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Both HDD have exactly the same name and folder structure.

    Yes, the reason for doing this is being able to exchange my HDD and forget about which drive is the "good" one. Easier for making backups and for the family to just connect the first HDD they see.


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    BTW, already tried it. It works flawlessly in my Mac. Not so in a Windows PC.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If you're using one at a time, that's fine. The problems would arise if you try to use them both simultaneously. Your first post wasn't clear about that.
     

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