Using an external hard drive with iTunes

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  1. alex180483 macrumors newbie

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    I am a brand new Mac user. I have just purchased a MacBook Pro and need advice as to the best way to use my external hard drive with iTunes.

    I have read previous answers regarding the above question, however I do not currently have any music on my new iTunes and it is already all on my external hard drive. Does this mean I need to complete a slightly different process? Also what must I do when I load new music on to my external?

    Any advice would be much appreciated.

    Thanks:)
     
  2. bdavis89 macrumors regular

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    Go to Edit, Preferences, and then the advanced tab. Change your "iTunes Media Folder Location" to whatever folder you like, on your external or w/e. Then check "Copy files to iTunes Media Folder when adding to library."

    Now, whenever you add something to your iTunes, it will be copied to your external. This also keeps everything organized into the iTunes folder, rather than having it spread all over the place. Just make sure you have your external plugged up whenever you start iTunes and you're good to go!
     

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