Ok, first some background. I just bought an external harddrive (WD mybook). I copied all my music to the external. The only files I left on my HD are the ones that I downloaded (kept for a back up) I deleted all files where I have the CD. Well yesterday I had to shut down my computer and when I turned it back on iTunes did not save my preferences. I had it set up to import new CDs to mybook:la musica (la musica is just what I names the folder). Well iTunes went back to the default of HD:user:my music ect.... It also now directs the path back to HD:user:my music for the files I left on my hard drive. It still plays them but not from the external drive rather from the HD. The files are still on the external but if I delete from the HD iTunes cant find them. So the question is, how do I have iTunes only play the files directly from the external? does that make sense?