Use Itunes From external HDD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by smogsy, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. smogsy macrumors 6502a

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    i moved all the files to the External HD I deleted the all files inside the libary & on my Mac HD i then Changed in Itunes Advanced Settings to Use /Volumes/My Book/Music/

    then i went to Add to Library Selected all the Songs which works but i get 2 of Everything? both Working its like its added to libary twice...

    i'm guessing there a search for New Songs in Library so it finds the songs in the folder. if so is this what i got to do?

    Thanks,

    The Folder Structure is as follows
    /Volumes/My Book/Music/

    Inside that
    Avril
    TLC
    Fergie
    Etc etc etc...
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Do you have this option checked or unchecked?
     

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  3. smogsy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    unchecked as the Files are Already in the Library Folder just not in Itunes itself.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    1. Delete your iTunes library
    2. Create a new iTunes library
    3. Make sure that option is unchecked
    4. Add your music to the new library from the external HD
    You should now have a library with one of each song, but all the music will reside on your external HD.
     
  5. smogsy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ok

    Deleted
    Itunes Recreated the Library
    Clicked Add to Library (checked that option was unchecked)
    Added all my folders :)

    Got wait like 45 Mins now... for it process it all

    EDIT still 2 of everything :/
     

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